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Private equity groups: EU state aid rules could block coronavirus loans

Private equity firms are increasingly concerned that viable but highly-indebted or loss-making British firms, potentially including high-street names, will be

April 27, 2020
Small business Saturday

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILs) was launched to much fanfare, with people lining up to praise the far-sighted,

April 27, 2020
A coalition of retail organisations are calling on the government to ditch a business rates bill they say would be “disastrous”for the high street.

A coalition of retail organisations today called on the government to ditch a business rates bill they say would be

April 27, 2020
UK In Fourth Week Of Coronavirus Lockdown As Death Toll Exceeds 10,000

The Liberal Democrats have led a group of 25 cross-party MPs in demanding the government sets uniform lending requirements for

April 26, 2020
Gerard Lyons, Boris Johnson's ex-economic adviser, has called on government to guarantee 100 per cent of coronavirus loans to boost SME lending rates

A former chief economic adviser to Boris Johnson has urged the government to underwrite 100 per cent of coronavirus business

April 24, 2020
The City View podcast by City A.M.

In this episode Christian is joined by Dr Gerard Lyons, former economic adviser to Boris Johnson.  Listen to our daily

April 24, 2020
The process of applying to the lenders administering the coronavirus business interruption loan scheme (CBILS) has been “soul destroying,” the director of a small film industry business said.

The process of applying to the lenders administering the coronavirus business interruption loan scheme (CBILS) has been “soul destroying,” the

April 23, 2020
The CBILS scheme

Banks have approved less than half of applications for coronavirus loans, as industry figures warn firms risk missing out. Loans

April 23, 2020
hiscox

The Night Time Industries Association, which represents bars and clubs across the UK, has launched legal action against Hiscox, alleging

April 22, 2020
UK Government Asks The Queen To Suspend Parliament

The UK’s banking sector has been criticised for not working in the national interest as some banks move to rapidly

April 22, 2020
Tories 'could lose next election' over coronavirus loans delays, says City commentator David Buik. Chancellor Rishi Sunak (pictured) must find a way to speed up lending to SMEs

Top City commentator David Buik has warned the slow payment of coronavirus loans to businesses could mean the Tories lose

April 22, 2020
The CBILS scheme

When the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, vowed that the government would do “whatever it takes” to keep businesses alive during the

April 19, 2020

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