COVID-19: Cafes, bars, pubs & restaurants to close

The Government has announced tonight that all cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants must close from this evening for at least a month. Businesses will still be able to offer takeaway and delivery. Night clubs, theatres, cinemas, gyms and leisure centres have also been asked to close “as soon as they reasonably can”.

Read more about the closures on BBC news

COVID-19: Government to pay up to 80% of workers’ wages

The Government has also announced that it will pay 80% of wages for employees not working, up to £2,500 a month to protect people’s jobs. Guidance on how to apply for this grant and others has yet to be released. We will share further information with businesses as soon as it becomes available.

Read more about the wage grant on BBC news