Tag: lockdown

Wales lockdown: Businesses affected by Covid offered grants

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cafes and bars are particularly feeling the strain of having fewer customers Businesses in Wales will be offered £140m in grants, Economy Minister Ken Skates has said. Nearly two-thirds of Wales’ population will be under lockdown when new restrictions are imposed at 18:00 BST. Neath Port Talbot (NPT), Torfaen and Vale of Glamorgan will… Read more →

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‘Another lockdown would be disastrous for our business’

Image copyright Arc Inspirations Image caption Martin Wolstencroft says restaurants have no idea how to plan for Christmas A resurgence of coronavirus has led the government to impose new restrictions on millions of people across the UK. For many restaurants, pubs and bars, the new rules have come just as business is picking up once again. “Another lockdown would be… Read more →

Coronavirus: Lockdown ‘blessing’ for women setting up business

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVivienne Jade Read started a new catering business during the coronavirus pandemic Lockdown has been a “blessing in disguise” for Vivienne Jade Read. Struggling to balance childcare and her work as an insurance consultant during the Covid restrictions, she decided to set up her own catering company. Vivienne is one of a… Read more →

Coronavirus: The women who started businesses in lockdown

Image caption Natalie James, Charlie Pears-Wallace, Mya Wander and Caroline Haegeman The coronavirus pandemic has hit businesses hard, leading to sweeping numbers of redundancies and millions of workers being furloughed. Despite the downturn, some people have decided to take the brave step of starting a business. We spoke to four women about why they did it and how their ideas… Read more →

Local lockdown business grants ‘not enough’, says lobby group

Image copyright Getty Images Grants for English firms forced to close in local lockdowns “will not be enough” to bail them out, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has said. The government unveiled the grants – worth up to £1,500 every three weeks – on Wednesday amid warnings of rising coronavirus infections. Chief Secretary to the Treasury Stephen Barclay said… Read more →