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Roadmap out of Lockdown – business reacts

Boris Johnson has announced a four-stage roadmap out of Lockdown, with a plan to ease restrictions over four separate stages. Mr Johnson laid out his...

Shoppers fear high streets won’t survive Lockdown

A month after all ‘non-essential’ retailers were forced to close their doors, researchers found that shoppers were unhappy with the support the government was...

What does SME loyalty look like? Just ask a grocer in...

UK consumers spent more than £7.2bn supporting local independent business last year. Grocery stores, corner shops and pharmacies emerged as the best-supported, followed by restaurants,...

Bounce-back changes: business reacts

Businesses are to be given more time to make the first repayment on government support loans in a move Chancellor Rishi Sunak said said was being...

No jobs? No problem – we’ll create our own. A new...

The pandemic appears to have caused a massive surge in young people starting their own businesses, according to a poll of 16-24-year-olds. Many of them...

£100m loan injection that’s driving entrepreneurs like these

Even in this harshest of climates, many businesses have been able to keep trading, start up or even thrive, according to data release by...

New business creation in Lockdown nears all-time high 

More new businesses were created in September than at any time in the previous 13 years, according to private equity analysts. That month saw 29,008...

Teen who’s helping the young by asking the experts

School had left a lasting impression on Fariba Mahmoudieh. And it wasn't entirely the one she'd hoped. While it had clearly given her a good...

The end of free movement: what SMEs need to know  

Legal view by Kim Vowden EU free movement rules ended for the UK on December 31 2020. As a result, recruiting an EU citizen who is...

Brexit: the banker’s view: scammers will be targeting your business 

By Jim Winters, Barclays Head of Fraud Fraudsters use uncertainty to ramp up their efforts, capitalising on change to trick businesses out of money. Recent data...