By Joanna Bullard, Partner in the Commercial Team at Gardner Leader solicitors It’s fair to say that lockdown has created immediate and longer term difficulties for commercial landlords and business tenants. Commercial landlords, across all sectors have suddenly been faced with tenants who cannot afford or who have simply refused to pay their rent […]
Originally featured on the Starling Bank blog. For more information on the support Starling are offering their customers, click here. Some of the smallest businesses in the economy have been given a potential lifeline: the chance to apply for up to £50,000 in 100% government-backed loans, with no interest over 12 months. Five weeks after lockdown, the […]
A poll issued by Vistage, the world’s leading business executive peer-networking and mentorship organisation, reveals that almost half of SMEs in the UK are concerned about the immediate business viability amidst the current pandemic. UK SMEs were polled about their most pressing business worries following the government’s strict social distancing measures in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. 44.9% […]
Freelancers and SME’s: Survival in this crisis, with Michael Jacobsen and guests The world is going through a multi-level crisis unprecedented in modern history and without a short or medium term solution. Heath, economic and financial problems now take centre stage. Michael Jacobsen is an entrepreneur and one of the world’s leading business coaches. Drawing […]
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.