Five London bus workers have died after contracting coronavirus. Commentating on the tragic news that five London bus workers have now died of the coronavirus Unite regional secretary, Peter Kavanagh said that “Unite has been working continuously with Transport for London (TfL) and the operators to ensure the safety of drivers and others in the […]
Launched on 23 March, today the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) has been significantly expanded along with changes to the scheme’s features and eligibility criteria. Updated scheme features No personal guarantees for facilities under £250k: Personal guarantees of any form cannot be taken under the scheme for any facilities below £250k. Personal guarantees for […]
For many of us, the coronavirus pandemic seemed to come out of nowhere. But in a TED talk in 2015, Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist talked about lessons learned from Western Africa’s 2014 Ebola virus crisis, and said the U.S. and other countries were not prepared for the future pandemic that was going to […]
Responding to the cancellation of the 2020 Edinburgh Festivals, FSB Scotland has called for additional support for local businesses for whom this news could not have come at a worse time.
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% […]