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Business rent holiday extension ‘will hit pension schemes’

Image copyright Christopher Furlong Landlords have reacted with dismay to a further rent holiday for struggling businesses, saying it will hit pension schemes, savings, and lenders. The government extended the protection, which includes a moratorium on commercial evictions, on Wednesday. Business groups said the support, first introduced in April due to coronavirus, “will provide a respite” for firms. But landlords… Read more →

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Coronavirus: One million miss out on support schemes, MPs say

Image copyright Getty Images More than one million people have fallen through cracks in government schemes designed to support them during the coronavirus crisis, MPs says. The Treasury Select Committee called on ministers to plug gaps in the schemes to fulfil the government’s promise of “doing whatever it takes”. Freelancers and recent employees are among those who cannot access support,… Read more →