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Information for Help to Buy: Equity Loan customers during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We understand that coronavirus (COVID-19) is worrying and that things still feel very uncertain as the lockdown period enters its second phase (May 2020). There are many questions about what coronavirus means for Help to Buy: Equity Loan customers and... (Continue reading)

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Government introduces legislation to relieve burden on businesses and support economic recovery

The government has introduced the Corporate Governance and Insolvency Bill in Parliament. The government yesterday (Wednesday 20 May) introduced the Corporate Governance and Insolvency Bill in Parliament, which will put in place a series of measures to amend insolvency and... (Continue reading)

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Home Office extends bereavement scheme to NHS support staff and social care workers

The bereavement scheme has been extended to the families and dependants of NHS support staff and social care workers who die as a result of contracting coronavirus (COVID-19). The Home Office is extending the offer of indefinite leave to remain,... (Continue reading)

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Expansion of COVID-19 testing

Everyone over the age of five with symptoms eligible to be tested. Testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) is to be opened out to everyone who is symptomatic over the age of five. This means anyone who is displaying any of the... (Continue reading)

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Tackling violence against women and girls during Covid-19

New guidance for local authorities. Councils will get more support to deal with increased levels of domestic abuse and gender-based violence during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. New guidance developed in partnership with COSLA will help women and children continue to... (Continue reading)

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Wales to receive additional £64.5m as a result of transport funding in England

The UK Government has now provided over £2.2 billion in direct funding to Wales in order to manage the impact of coronavirus Wales will receive an additional £64.5 million as a result of UK Government funding allocated to Transport for... (Continue reading)

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£40m boost for cutting-edge start-ups

Innovative businesses and start-ups are set to benefit from a £40 million government investment to drive forward new technological advances. Business Secretary Alok Sharma today (20 May 2020) announced the government is doubling investment in the Fast Start Competition with... (Continue reading)

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Future Fund launches today

The government’s £500 million Future Fund opens for applications today (Wednesday 20 May) with innovative and high-growth British businesses able to secure investment to help them through the Coronavirus outbreak. UK-based companies can now apply for a convertible loan of... (Continue reading)

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Revolutionising the way we fly: apply for business funding

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £30 million to develop ways to support safe operations of novel modes of air transportation – minimising the environmental footprint and improving connectivity. Flying taxis, drones delivering medical supplies, small electric... (Continue reading)

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Government invests £35 million to protect critical freight routes

Ensuring there is enough freight capacity to prevent disruption to the flow of critical goods, such as food and medical supplies. Vital freight routes into, out of and around the UK will continue to run smoothly, thanks to a multi-million-pound... (Continue reading)

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