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We talk to London’s top chefs about how they are dealing with the strange ‘new normal’. This week James Cochran

August 15, 2020
The government has lent nearly £52bn to businesses via its emergency coronavirus loans funding schemes as companies try to weather the pandemic-triggered downturn.

The government has lent nearly £52bn to businesses via its emergency coronavirus loans funding schemes as companies try to weather

August 11, 2020
LAs Signature Palm Trees Are Disappearing

Coronavirus has changed our lives, there’s no denying that. But it’s also changed the way a huge number of businesses

August 7, 2020
UK Pubs And Restaurants Reopen After Coronavirus Lockdown

Our government-backed loan schemes have been a demonstration of what can happen when banks, the government and businesses work together. 

July 30, 2020
Treasury tells banks to lend more after EU state aid rules change

The Treasury has told banks they should be lending more to struggling companies through the main coronavirus loan scheme after

July 30, 2020
Job retention scheme costs government £32bn

Banks have now lent out £49.4bn through the three main government-backed loan schemes, according to Treasury data released today. Banks

July 28, 2020

Natwest has closed the accounts of some small business customers who applied for the government’s coronavirus loans to help them

July 27, 2020

Sadiq Khan has once again called on the government to extend its furlough scheme for struggling sectors ahead of changes

July 27, 2020
Chancellor Rishi Sunak this afternoon announced that firms will have to begin contributing towards the government's furlough scheme from August.

It has been nearly four months since the Treasury introduced the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) in a bid

July 27, 2020
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A record 527,000 businesses were in significant financial distress at the end of June, an increase of 33,000 since the

July 24, 2020
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The daily lists of cases, tests and R numbers tell a tale of the scale of the Covid-19 crisis, but

July 23, 2020
Rishi Sunak And Therese Coffey Visit Jobcentre Plus In East London

MPs today blasted chancellor Rishi Sunak’s coronavirus support measures, saying he has turned his back on 1m Brits during the

July 23, 2020

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