To keep you up-to-date with the latest Covid-19 news, we’ve put together a handy round-up covering the last fortnight.

For a more in-depth look at recent announcements and how they impact businesses affected by Coronavirus, read our latest blogs on the Covid-19 hub.

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5 June 2020 – Business support loans pass £31bn
Lending rose £3.8bn in the last week of May

3 June 2020 – HMRC launches coronavirus grants crackdown
Grants may be recovered and penalties issued

2 June 2020 – 1 in 10 workers stop pension contributions
COVID-19 forces some to cut their cloth accordingly

1 June 2020 – Chancellor extends support for the self-employed
Second and final round of payments to open in August

28 May 2020 – Furlough scheme covers 8.4m workers
A million employers claim £15bn in subsidies

27 May 2020 – How has COVID-19 affected the housing market? 
The future of house prices and demand following the Coronavirus pandemic

27 May 2020 – HMRC relaxes stance on home office equipment
Coronavirus-driven tax exemption in place until 5 April 2021

27 May 2020 – Fraud victims soar during pandemic
Scams were ‘so convincing they were hard to spot’

26 May 2020 – Govt. extends mortgage break scheme until October
One in six mortgage borrowers take up ‘payment holidays’

22 May 2020 – Grandparents can claim pension credits for childcare over video chat 
State pension boost is still available under lockdown restrictions

21 May 2020 – Late IR35 amendment shot down in parliament
Rules edge closer to kicking in from April 2021

For more news stories, please visit the News section of our website.

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