Monthly Archives: August 2022

Broadband bill cuts help families stay connected

Struggling families have been given the welcome news that their broadband bills could be cut as the cost-of-living crisis continues to bite. Millions of low-income households could be eligible for cheaper deals with internet service providers being encouraged by the Government to offer ‘social tariffs’. A new service, which goes live this week and is […]

Beautician gave �10k of Bounce Back Loan to sister

Abuse of the Bounce Back Loan scheme is continuing to land people in court as the Insolvency Service tightens its net around those who have misused the cash designed to help businesses during the pandemic lockdowns. Five individuals have separately been made subject to bankruptcy restrictions totalling 48 years for exploitation of the initiative, which […]

Thousands of businesses at risk of import delays

Businesses are being warned they could risk significant delays to importing goods if they don’t move to the UK’s new streamlined customs system. Organisations submitting import declarations must use the Customs Declaration Service from 1 October 2022, when the Customs Handling Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system will close for import declarations. Businesses should check […]

Businesses unite to create summer offers for struggling families

Families struggling to make ends meet in the cost-of-living crisis will be able to take advantage of special deals over the summer holidays. Some of the UK’s biggest businesses have signed up to offer discounts and deals through the Government’s Help for Households Campaign. Asda, Morrisons, Amazon and Vodafone are among those supporting the initiative […]