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AAT urges Chancellor to write off BBLS for SMEs

30 Sep 20

The bounce-back loan scheme has provided £38 billion of finance to SMEs.

Rise in company registrations prompts BBL fraud concerns

29 Sep 20

Registrations rise to 21,616 per week in June.

Government extends insolvency measures

28 Sep 20

Changes announced to protect businesses during the pandemic.

Firms welcome Government’s ‘winter economy plan’

25 Sep 20

Sunak outlined measures to protect jobs as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

Chancellor announces new job support scheme

24 Sep 20

The scheme forms part of the Government's winter economy plan.

UK Government axes Autumn Budget

24 Sep 20

Chancellor Rishi Sunak will set out a fresh round of job support measures today.

Firms call for more support under second round of restrictions

23 Sep 20

BBPA CEO said a curfew will “devastate” the pub sector.

New rules introduced to help businesses tackle fraud

22 Sep 20

All directors to complete identity verification checks.

950,000 workers used flexible furlough in July

21 Sep 20

Furlough numbers fall from 30% to 11%.

Government extends ban on business evictions

18 Sep 20

Evictions ban extended until the end of the year.

‘Eat out to help out’ pushes inflation to five-year low

17 Sep 20

Consumer prices fell 0.2% from 1% in July.

FCA confirms support on mortgage deferrals

16 Sep 20

The new guidance comes into effect from today.

HMRC targets employers over furlough claims

15 Sep 20

The scheme is set to end on 31 October.

Treasury Committee urges furlough scheme rethink

14 Sep 20

The coronavirus job retention scheme is due to end in October.

Audit reforms ‘need urgent resolution’

11 Sep 20

Group calls on the Government to deliver change.

Grants for English firms closed by local lockdowns

10 Sep 20

Larger businesses will receive £1,500 every three weeks.

HMRC reveals up to £3.5bn furlough claims paid in error

09 Sep 20

Around £1.75 billion and £3.5 billion could have been wrongly paid out.

HMRC announces changes to VAT on early contract terminations

08 Sep 20

Most early cancellation fees are liable for VAT.

House purchases plummet in Q2 2020

07 Sep 20

Fewer than a million customers now on a payment deferral.

Low deposit mortgage deals fall amid pandemic

04 Sep 20

In September mortgage deals fell 26.7%.

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