Small business news - November 2020

Sunak extends furlough scheme into Spring 2021

Workers on furlough will now get 80% of their income paid by the government until the end of March 2021; support for the self-employed has also been increased...

Date: 5 November 2020 By:

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England to re-enter lockdown

Prime minister, Boris Johnson, announces that England will go back into lockdown from 5 November...

Date: 31 October 2020 By:

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Zoom effect sees workplace etiquette slipping

A new survey of those working from home because of the pandemic has found that the standard of workplace manners is falling as meetings go online...

Date: 27 October 2020 By:

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"Time is running out" government warns businesses

The government is urging business leaders to prepare for Australia-style trading arrangements from 1 January as it launches its Time is running out campaign...

Date: 20 October 2020 By:

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Are businesses prepared for a second wave?

Many UK businesses, both big and small, are taking a "wait and see" approach to planning for winter lockdowns, according to a new report...

Date: 13 October 2020 By:

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New support for businesses forced to close

From 1 November, the government's Job Support Scheme will include support for any business that is required to close under new coronavirus restrictions or local lockdowns...

Date: 12 October 2020 By:

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