Some 2.8 million people took advantage of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) in the last year, the latest figures have revealed.
The number of new businesses registered at Companies House grew significantly during the final six months of 2020, the latest statistics have revealed.
More than £7.8 billion in grant funding has been delivered to small businesses through local authority grant schemes, it has been revealed.
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.
The Government is being urged to extend emergency coronavirus support in the upcoming Budget with a recent study warning that businesses face a £50 billion shortfall when the support measures end in April 2021.
Business owners who took out an early coronavirus loan have more than £1.2 billion of personal guarantees on the line, a major study has revealed.
According to a report by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), the Kickstart Scheme has supported over 120,000 young people find employment, since its launch in September 2020.
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.
The Government is set to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2030, with hybrid vehicles to follow in 2035.
UK banks have been preparing themselves for the wave of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) topping up with the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) once the Chancellor reopens the coronavirus-related scheme on 9 November.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, there are estimates that the amount of net borrowing from UK organisations will surpass five times the number in 2019, as businesses struggle to survive the second wave.
Some 445 heritage organisations affected by Covid-19 are set to receive more than £103 million in affordable loans and grant funding, it has been revealed.
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
The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is expected to announce the extension of the Government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) until the end of November.
Businesses in England affected by “local lockdowns” are set to receive up to £1,500 per property every three weeks to keep their operation afloat, it has been announced.