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COVID-19: Essential information

Get your business ready to receive government backed discounts from today

13 July 2020
3 minute read

Last week Rishi Sunak set out a raft of measures to continue to support small businesses, particularly those in the hospitality sector. One of those measures was the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme and in this short blog we explain everything you need to know about it and how to register. 

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COVID-19: Support for the self-employed

05 June 2020
2 minute read

 Last week the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced an extension to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEIS) allowing those eligible to claim a second grant capped at £6,750. The grant will be worth 70% of average monthly takings and will be paid out in a single installment covering three months’ profits.  

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We are accepting CBILS loans applications

03 June 2020
2 minute read

We are delighted to announce that as of today we are accepting CBILS loan applications from small businesses. The loans range from £50,001 - £150k over 12 or 24 months with the UK Government covering interest charges and fees for the first 12 months, along with a three-month repayment holiday from us to help your small business get back on its feet.

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COVID-19 : The Government-backed financial support available for small businesses

29 May 2020
5 minute read

The Government has announced over £300 billion in funding to help small businesses survive COVID-19. In this post, we have included all the financial support for small businesses available from the Government and how to apply. 

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Government advice: How to reopen your small business

26 May 2020
3 minute read

This week Boris Johnson announced that all non-essential shops including food retailers, fashion shops, gift shops and similar, will be able to open from 15th June onwards, on the condition that the fight against Covid-19 progresses as hoped. The Government has since published some advice for small business owners on what they need to consider before reopening.  

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COVID-19: CBILS and BBLS: Which one is right for you?

13 May 2020
3 minute read

In the past couple of months, the Government has announced two key loan products for small businesses under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS). In this blog, we outline the key differences between them so you can decide which one is best suited to you. 

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COVID-19: ‘Bounce back’ loan for micro businesses

27 April 2020
3 minute read

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has today announced a brand new micro loan scheme to support the smallest small businesses in the UK.  

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COVID-19: The websites every small business should know about

16 April 2020
3 minute read

There is a lot of information out there to help businesses to weather the current storm. However, we know it can be difficult and time-consuming to find the best information for small businesses so in this blog post we have rounded up our top four small business resources. 

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COVID-19: Government webinars - Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th April

06 April 2020
2 minute read

The Government will be hosting a webinar on on Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th to give small businesses the latest information on three major support schemes and how they can apply. 

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COVID-19: Help & support for self-employed workers

27 March 2020
3 minute read

Last night the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced the Government’s plans to support some of the five million self-employed workers in the UK during the coronavirus outbreak. Sunak made no secret of how difficult it was to develop a package that was fair and affordable and one that supports the small businesses that truly need finance, rather than those than may well be thriving through these unprecedented times.  

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COVID-19: Everything you need to know about financial support for businesses

27 March 2020
3 minute read

Over the past couple of weeks, the Government has announced lots of financial support for small businesses. To round this week off, we thought it would be useful to put this into one place for you. 

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A Message From Our CEO

27 March 2020
3 minute read

The Government’s plan to combat Covid-19 has had a profound impact on daily life and is evolving quickly. Our primary concern is to keep our employees and customers safe, as we realise it is a challenging and uncertain time, particularly for small business owners.