Business News

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29 Sep 2020

Furlough scheme set to move into final month

The government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) moves into its final phase this October before a new scheme comes into force.

28 Sep 2020

Cyber security top risk for audit executives, research suggests

Research published by the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (Chartered IIA) has suggested that cyber security is the top corporate risk for audit executives.

25 Sep 2020

Business groups welcome extended coronavirus support

Business groups have broadly welcomed the extended business support measures announced in the Chancellor of the Exchequer's Winter Economy Plan.

24 Sep 2020

UK economic recovery slowing even before new Covid-19 curbs

The UK's recovery from the Covid-19 lockdown was losing momentum even before the announcement of new restrictions to control the spread of the virus, according to the latest data.

24 Sep 2020

Chancellor outlines Winter Economy Plan

A new emergency jobs scheme will be introduced to protect jobs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) downturn this winter, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced.

23 Sep 2020

Business groups call for more support following new restrictions

Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson's speech in which he outlined new coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions for businesses in England, business groups have called for further government support.

22 Sep 2020

NAO calls on Treasury to safeguard access to cash

The National Audit Office (NAO) has called on the Treasury to safeguard access to cash after the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic accelerated the transition to cashless payments.

21 Sep 2020

UK businesses voluntarily return £215 million in furlough funds

HMRC data has revealed that UK businesses have voluntarily returned more than £215 million in overclaimed Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) payments.

18 Sep 2020

MPs urge Chancellor to extend job retention scheme

MPs have urged Chancellor Rishi Sunak to extend the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) to help avoid mass redundancies.

17 Sep 2020

FCA confirms support for mortgage borrowers

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed future support for mortgage borrowers if they continue to face payment difficulties due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

16 Sep 2020

HMRC urges VAT-registered businesses to prepare for Brexit trading changes

HMRC has written to VAT-registered businesses that trade with the EU outlining how they should prepare for Brexit trading changes set to take effect from 2021.

15 Sep 2020

Private pension withdrawal age to be raised

The Treasury has confirmed that the minimum age for private pension withdrawals will increase from 55 to 57 in 2028.

14 Sep 2020

CBI warns of rocky road despite July economic growth

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has warned that the UK economy still faces a 'rocky road back to normality' despite GDP growth in July.

11 Sep 2020

Lockdown grants welcome but more support needed, say business groups

The government's announcement of new cash grants for businesses affected by local lockdowns has been welcomed by business groups, including the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

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