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Coronavirus: Self-employed grant claims top two million

Image copyright AFP More than two million self-employed people whose businesses are affected by coronavirus have applied for government grants, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said. The value of the claims made so far is £6bn, he told the House of Commons. He said the money would reach claimants within six working days. The Self Employed Income Support Scheme is designed… Read more →

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Coronavirus: Some social enterprises excluded from grant scheme

Image copyright PA Media/PSNI Image caption Most businesses had to shut their doors at the peak of the Covid-19 outbreak A new £40m Stormont grants scheme has been criticised for excluding sole traders and some social enterprises. Social enterprises are businesses which reinvest their profits for a social purpose. Many of them were not covered by the previous coronavirus grants… Read more →

Coronavirus: Social distancing grant needed for small firms

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Welsh Government said it was doing all it could to support businesses Small businesses need government cash to help staff to socially distance during the pandemic, an employers’ group has said. By law, companies in Wales must make sure staff can follow the two-metre rule during the restrictions. But the Federation of Small… Read more →