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06 May 2020

Government launches small business micro loan scheme

On 4 May 2020 the government launched the Bounce Back Loan Scheme.

06 May 2020

Lenders relax evidence requirements for business interruption loan scheme applications

On 27 April 2020 the UK's seven largest small business lenders announced they had relaxed their evidence requirements for applications to the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS).

06 May 2020

Job Retention Scheme goes live

On 20 April 2020 the government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme went live for applications.

06 May 2020

HMRC releases guidance for self-employed scheme

HMRC has released guidance on the COVID-19 Self-employment Income Support Scheme.

06 May 2020

Government launches support finding tool for business

The UK government launched an online platform to help businesses access financial support during the COVID-19 crisis.

06 May 2020

OBR predicts UK economy will shrink by over a third

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has warned that the UK economy could shrink by 35% this quarter due to the COVID-19 crisis.

06 May 2020

Government borrowing could rise to £300 billion

The Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) has suggested that government borrowing may rise to £300 billion in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

06 May 2020

HMRC extends late reporting deadline for CGT

HMRC has confirmed it will not charge penalties for the late reporting of capital gains tax (CGT) on disposals of UK residential property by UK residents made by 31 July 2020.

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