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Bounce Back Loans

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Sunak announces new ‘fraud squad’ to target Covid losses

The government has announced a new £25m taskforce to recover money lost to fraud from the Covid-19 emergency loan schemes

Small Business Banking

Treasury small business loans could be permanent

Treasury in talks with banks about making Government-backed loans to SMEs to help them grow a permanent offer

News

Businesses struggling to repay £20bn of Covid loans

Accountancy firm Azets says businesses struggling to repay Covid-19 debt may default on £20bn of Covid loans, on top of the £4bn worth of fraud the Government already predicts

News

Banks to get tougher on bounce back loan defaulters

Government removes guarantees from £240m worth of Bounce Back Loans after banks disclose errors in their own vetting procedures

News

Businesses say taxman taking ‘aggressive’ approach

Company directors say HMRC twisting arms to pay overdue tax, combined with landlords wanting rent owed and worry over Bounce Back Loan repayments all add to pressure

News

One third of small businesses are highly in debt

Bank of England expects the number of small businesses that collapse to rise this year as restrictions on winding-up orders are removed

Outlook

Defaults on Bounce Back Loan repayments lower than feared

Estimates show that defaults on Bounce Back Loan repayments will be substantially lower than past predictions have shown

News

Government ‘should write off’ £1.7bn of Covid loan debt

Thousands of small business shopkeepers face collapse because of soaring debt levels incurred during the pandemic

Business Loans

Can I liquidate my company if I have a Bounce Back Loan?

Thousands of small businesses due to start repaying Covid support loans could find themselves unable to make payments. Can you wind up your company if it already has a Bounce Back Loan?

Business Loans

Small business owners who duck out of repaying Covid debt face ban

Insolvency Service given power to investigate company directors who deliberately wind up firms to avoid repaying emergency Covid-19 debt

Business Loans

Small businesses struggling to get credit from Recovery Loan Scheme

Applications for Recovery Loans, designed to replace Bounce Back Loans, were in the 'low thousands' in the first week of the new scheme going live, according to reports

Business Loans

Covid debt drowning small businesses to the tune of £104bn

Bank lending to small businesses rockets by 82% as owners scramble for Government coronavirus support

Partner content

4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

Partner content

It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

Partner content

Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

Partner content

How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience