Government Start Up Loans attributed to rapid rise in new companies

The number of new businesses registered at Companies House grew significantly during the final six months of 2020, the latest statistics have revealed.

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Small businesses handed £7.8 billion through local authority grant schemes, figures reveal

More than £7.8 billion in grant funding has been delivered to small businesses through local authority grant schemes, it has been revealed.

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Businesses to have access to free service to help resolve disputes with banks

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will have access to a new independent service to assist in resolving disputes with banks.

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One in five small businesses not entitled to financial support, FSB reveals

As many as one in five small businesses and sole traders are not entitled to financial support under the Government’s coronavirus support package, it has been revealed.

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Is your business ready for 2021? Get set for the year ahead with forecasting, budgeting and effective cash flow management

Businesses have faced a number of unexpected challenges over the past year, with the coronavirus pandemic having an unprecedented impact on our lives. With England now in national lockdown once again, it’s more important than ever to ensure that your

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Coronavirus: Pubs in tier two and three areas set to receive new £1,000 grant funding

Pubs that principally serve alcohol in tier two and three areas are set to receive additional financial support over the Christmas period following an announcement by the Government.

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Temporary Annual Investment Allowance extended to January 2022

The temporary Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) will be extended until 01 January 2022 to “stimulate investment in UK manufacturing”, it has been announced.

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COVID-19: Payment holidays on credit cards, car finance and personal loans extended

Payment holidays on credit cards, car finance, personal loans and pawned goods have been extended following the Government’s announcement of a second lockdown from Thursday 5 November.

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UK Export Finance scheme extended to more than 100 overseas territories

The Government’s UK Export Finance (UKEF) scheme has now been extended to support international trade in more than 100 countries, it has been announced.

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COVID-19: National Audit Office warns up to 60 per cent of Bounce Back Loans may not be paid back

The Government’s spending watchdog, the National Audit Office (NAO), has warned that up to 60 per cent of businesses may not pay back the 100 per cent Government-backed Bounce Back Loans Scheme (BBLS) because of fraudulent applications and minimal credit

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Businesses return £215 million furlough payments to the Government

According to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), more than £215 million of Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) payments have been willingly returned to the Government by UK firms, out of £35.4 billion worth of claims up until 16 August.

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme rejects claims after employer accounting errors

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has warned businesses to get “their data right” or face delays receiving grants under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).

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The second round of  the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) opens for applications

The second stage of the Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) is now open, and applications must be submitted before the deadline on Monday 19 October 2020.

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Government announces £10 million tourism rescue package

The Government has announced that tourism providers in England and Wales can now apply for a share of a £10 million rescue package designed to support the sector.

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COVID-19: UK businesses owed more than £133 billion since lockdown began

UK businesses are owed more than £133 billion since the lockdown measures began in March, with the average business waiting on £148,917 for work that was completed before the lockdown.

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