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.
The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) offers a loan of up to £5 million that is interest free for the first 12 months however there are concerns about “the way the loan scheme is being rolled out and being interpreted by some lenders”. The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee has written to Rishi Sunak, outlining a […]
The Corporate Finance Network has undertaken research amongst 13,000 small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) which predicts that in the next 4 weeks, as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown, 18% of all SMEs will not be able to survive, despite the support measures currently announced by the Government.
The very first thing to do in any crisis is assess how it is likely to affect your business. Whether it’s staffing, cash flow, supply chains or insurance, getting through a crisis depends on your ability to identify exactly what problems you face. Will King created King of Shaves in the depths of the 90s […]
These are challenging times for us all, not least for those working on the frontline in the NHS. The general public have shown their gratitude over the past few weeks with outpouring support on social media and many also took part in a mass round of applause in support of the NHS workers currently battling the coronavirus pandemic […]
By Andy Jane, CTO at Olive Communications The UK is on partial lockdown with many SMEs embracing for the first time a new flexible world of remote working following Government restrictions on only essential travel to work. This could continue for up to six months. First companies were faced with what’s being commonly […]
By Jonathan Ratcliffe, Offices.co.uk As the reality of home working for the foreseeable future sinks in, usually sociable and outgoing business professionals need to address their mental health.