Small business news - May 2020

Four in ten pubs fear closure because of pandemic

A survey of over 500 pub owners conducted by the Forum of Private Business has found that nearly four in ten pubs say they are not confident of surviving a June lockdown...

Date: 12 May 2020 By:

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Self-employment scheme gets early launch

HMRC is writing to self-employed workers this week to explain how to apply for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)...

Date: 5 May 2020 By:

Pandemic causes surge in freelancer numbers

A leading online platform for freelancers has seen a four-fold rise in sign-ups as well as increased demand for specific skills including business planning and marketing...

Date: 28 April 2020 By: