New Covid-19 National Lockdown for England

Yesterday, the Prime Minister announced a new National Lockdown for England to combat the surging number of Covid-19 infections and the resulting pressure on the NHS.  It’s another huge blow for many businesses such as pubs and restaurants and non-essential shops which must close, as must indoor and outdoor sports facilities including gyms and tennis…

Lockdown Ends 2nd December

Yesterday, 23rd November, the Prime Minister announced that on 2 December, across all of England, regardless of tier: The stay at home requirement will end, with domestic and international travel being permitted again subject to guidance in each tier. Shops, personal care, gyms and the wider leisure sector will reopen. Collective worship, weddings and outdoor…

Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan Scheme updated with further options

The coronavirus Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) has recently been updated to provide new options. The recent changes allow businesses to top up existing loans, extend the loan period, make interest-only repayments, or pause repayments. The scheme enables smaller businesses to access finance more quickly during the coronavirus outbreak and helps small and medium-sized businesses…