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Financial help and resilience: a guide for all

  • by JW

New schemes should make a ‘big difference’.


There are several government schemes now to help out different sectors:

Financial help and resilience: a guide

Financial help and resilience: a further guide


The picture, however, has been far from clear – and for many, uncertain.

Whether for small businesses:

Coronavirus: A fifth of smaller UK firms ‘will run out of cash’ |

130K inquiries, 1K loans: why UK government had to tweak help for small firms |

Or for the self-employed:

Millions in UK ‘could slip through virus wage safety net’|

Or for people applying for benefits:

Government under pressure to axe five-week wait for Universal Credit to avoid a coronavirus ‘debt crisis’ as nearly a million Britons apply for financial help in just TWO WEEKS |


However, clarity is emerging:

Coronavirus: RBS says revamped loan scheme will make ‘big difference’ |

Covid-19: business interruption loan scheme amended |

And there is good financial advice out there, for example:

Coronavirus and money: What if I can’t pay my bills? |

Coronavirus: Support for UK businesses and individuals |