Sunak to announce ‘Help to Grow’ plan for SMEs

Rishi Sunak will unveil a “help to grow” scheme for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). In order to boost the economy following the pandemic, the chancellor has plans...
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Hotel quarantine rules to start 15 February

People arriving from 30 countries will have to quarantine from 15 February. Travellers arriving from high-risk countries will have to stay in government-approved accommodation for 10 days when returning...

AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine approved in the UK

The vaccine that was developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca has been approved in the UK. The vaccine will be rolled out on 4 Monday and the...

Turkey and UK sign free trade deal

The UK has signed a free trade deal with Turkey. After the transition period ends this week and the UK leaves the EU, the UK and Turkey will continue...

Sainsbury’s warns of food shortages amid travel bans

Supermarket group Sainsbury's has warned that it will face shortages of fruit and vegetables in the run-up to Christmas. As France has banned hauliers carrying freight across the Channel,...

Furlough to be extended until the end of April

Furlough has been extended for one more month until the end of April 2021. Rishi Sunak said on Thursday that the government will to pay 80% of wages to...

Cyber-attacks on HMRC jumped 73% during COVID lockdown

HMRC reported a ‘staggering’ 367,520 reports of phishing email attacks during 2020 so far, with a sharp rise in incidents occurring since the UK went into lockdown in March. According to accountancy firm’s Lanop Outsourcing’s...

TikTok: US delays ban

The US government has announced plans to delay the ban of TikTok. The app, which faced national security concerns, would have been unable to be downloaded in the US if the order had gone through. It was...