Financial support for COVID-19: latest news

A cancelled Budget normally merits headline treatment. This year is different.

We said goodbye to autumn Budget 2020 with hardly a backwards glance. The Chancellor has since delivered not just an unheralded ‘Winter Economy Plan’ on 24 September 2020, but an update to that Plan, on 22 October 2020. The most recent update came as further parts of the UK were put under more stringent public health restrictions.

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COVID-19 loans

The Winter Economy Plan brings change to the small print on the government’s temporary Covid-19 loan schemes.

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COVID-19 round-up

The Winter Economy Plan unveiled the Job Support Scheme (JSS). This succeeds the current ‘furlough’ scheme (Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme), which ends on 31 October 2020. Read more

Life raft of laws to keep companies buoyant

The most significant reforms of UK insolvency law for a decade? The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 puts in place a series of measures amending insolvency and company law. Some are temporary, some permanent. Read more

Brexit imports and exports

From 1 January 2021, the UK will operate a full external border with the EU. This entails major change for imports and exports to and from the EU. From 1 January 2021, declarations will be needed to import or export specific (limited) goods categorised as ‘controlled’. Read more