The Bank of England’s Term Funding Scheme with additional incentives for SMEs will open to drawings on 15 April 2020 At its special meeting ending 10 March 2020, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted unanimously to reduce Bank Rate and for the Bank of England to introduce a new Term Funding Scheme with additional incentives […]
COVID-19: Business readiness in tough times & preparing for coming out the other side, with John Stapleton Being prepared is the first step to securing your business’ future once a crisis hits. Failing to have a plan in place could be the difference between job cuts – even the business’ demise – and a long-term, […]
New research has shown that the UK’s social media conversations during the coronavirus pandemic have focused on ‘community’: the number of posts on social platforms using that word has jumped 82% over the past month. It’s being driven largely by older Brits: nearly half (47%) of posts mentioning community or community spirit have come from […]
Central England Co-op says ‘thank you’ to all NHS workers by giving them 10% discount and priority access Central England Co-op is today rolling out a 10% discount to all NHS workers to say thank you for their efforts working on the frontline to help tackle the Coronavirus. All NHS workers have to do is […]
The Government has introduced Job Retention Scheme to provide financial support so businesses (including public sector, charities and Local Authorities) can continue to pay salaries to those employees that would have otherwise been laid off or made redundant as a result of COVID-19. All UK businesses are eligible and HMRC will reimburse up to 80% of […]
Refuge, the UK’s largest domestic abuse charity says calls to its helpline have risen by 25% since lockdown measures began. As the UK enters the third week of lockdown measures, Sandra Horley CBE, Chief Executive of national domestic abuse charity Refuge said that ‘ordinarily, the window for women to seek help is extremely limited. During periods […]
The Trade Union Congress has called for an “emergency” boost to Universal Credit to help people get through the coronavirus outbreak. The union body says that without an urgent increase unemployment support will be lower in real terms during the coronavirus outbreak than during the mass unemployment peaks of the 1980s and 1990s. A new report published by the TUC reveals that: In 1984 when […]
Over 100 organisations from around the world have called for immediate cancellation of debt payments by developing countries in response to the Covid-19 health and economic crises. The statement, which is being sent to the G20 governments, IMF and World Bank, calls for a range of measures to cancel debt payments in 2020 and create […]
Posted on 7th April 2020 in Coronavirus.
A statement from Downing Street said that ‘since Sunday evening, the Prime Minister has been under the care of doctors at St Thomas’ Hospital, in London, after being admitted with persistent symptoms of coronavirus. Over the course of this afternoon, the condition of the Prime Minister has worsened and, on the advice of his medical […]
By Michael Baxter, Fresh Business Thinking The number of deaths from Covid-19 has fallen sharply in the last two days as the UK government says that “we are taking unprecedented action to increase the NHS’s capacity.”
Posted on 6th April 2020 in Coronavirus.
Since the 25th March, award-winning, luxury, Welsh wash brand, The GoodWash Company, have donated more than 3800 emergency wash packages and soap to all NHS trusts in Wales, food banks and even King’s College Hospital in London. The packs, which contain a variety of travel size shampoo and soap bars have been sent with the […]
Data gathered by InsideBitcoins.com indicates that about 38% of organisations are planning to integrate blockchain solutions into their operations in 2020. From the data, 15% of the enterprises will adopt blockchain solutions on a large scale while 23% will have moderate operations. Blockchain technology gaining popularity In the course of this year, entities also plan […]