Just under one third of UK businesses (31 per cent) say their video conferencing system has crashed during a critical meeting since the Covid-19 outbreak, according to a new poll. The polling of 200 businesses decision-makers in UK SMEs is part of a 1,500-word report entitled Covid-19: Isolation Nation, from the Parliament Street think tank. The […]
Responding to the Government’s announcement of measures aimed at improving small business access to the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) National Chairman Mike Cherry said: “We welcome the Chancellor’s personal intervention to ensure that banks deliver the government-backed emergency loans which are urgently needed by many small businesses”.
Britain’s high street retailers endured their worst month on record for both in-store and total sales following the outbreak of COVID-19 in the UK, new figures by accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP reveal.
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak is taking further action to support firms affected by the coronavirus crisis by bolstering business interruption loans for small businesses and announcing a new scheme for larger companies.
According to research by Trend Micro, a multinational cybersecurity and defence company, the UK is the most heavily targeted nation for COVID-19 Coronavirus-related email spam. 20.8% of global malicious Coronavirus spam is sent to UK-based email addresses, the research revealed. France came second at 11.5%, while the United States came in third with 8.2% of […]
Data gathered by Learnbonds.com indicates that global interest in business loans has risen on the search engine Google. According to the data, between the first week of April last year and a similar period in 2020, the queries have gone up by 317%. Coronavirus impact on businesses According to the data, most months saw interest in the […]
More than nine in ten adults think Premier League players should be prepared to take a pay cut during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Nearly two thirds (62%) of UK small business owners remain confident about their business prospects despite the coronavirus crisis, according to Bionic, the business switching service. The government’s response to the pandemic has forced many SMEs, particularly in the retail, hospitality and leisure space, to close their doors to customers. Responding to the lockdown, 78% […]
UK CEOs shun video conference systems and opt for email updates as millions turn to remote working to do their jobs, according to a major new report into how large and medium sized companies are operating during the pandemic A quarter of UK bosses (27 per cent) have failed to address their staff via video […]
At the start of the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown, a film-maker travelled by bicycle to some of London’s most iconic sights, completely deserted in the midday sunshine. This is London Isolated. Film-maker Rory captured this footage travelling by bicycle, ensuring a safe distance from others at all times. Film: Rory Langdon-Down Edit: Marcus Ellingham Colour: Luke Ellingham […]
While most of us have been told to stay at home to fight coronavirus from the comfort of our kitchens and lounges, many low-paid key workers in hospitals, supermarkets and other workplaces are risking their health to keep the country running.