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April 12 reopening – which small businesses can reopen in England?
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April 12 reopening – which small businesses can reopen in England?

It’s a date: April 12 marks the reopening of non-essential shops, pubs and restaurants in England Shops, pubs and restaurants and other small businesses have been reallowed to reopen, as of April 12. However, the rules on social contact still apply: indoor settings must only be visited alone or with household groups; outdoor settings are…

How this London bakery found new revenue streams during lockdown
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How this London bakery found new revenue streams during lockdown

Converted into a mini bakery, Alexandre Bettler’s spare bedroom was full of 25kgs bags of flour, fridges stacked on top of one another, with flour dust everywhere. In 2016, Alexandre Bettler decided to open his very own bakery business. Bettler, a graphic designer, became interested in breadmaking as a hobby while studying at the Royal…

Which small businesses can stay open in national lockdown?
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Which small businesses can stay open in national lockdown?

Closed for business: each of the four home nations have mostly shut businesses in national lockdowns Which small businesses can stay open during the national lockdown? Here is the partial list of what businesses can remain open with different rules for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. England Prime minister Boris Johnson announced a third…

£9000 lockdown grant for businesses in retail, hospitality and leisure
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£9000 lockdown grant for businesses in retail, hospitality and leisure

Prime minister Boris Johnson announcing a third national lockdown last night Rishi Sunak has announced a one-off £9000 lockdown grant per property for businesses in retail, hospitality and leisure. This is to support businesses and protect jobs following the announcement of a third national lockdown by the prime minister last night. It is expected this…

Which small businesses can stay open in Tier 4 lockdown?
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Which small businesses can stay open in Tier 4 lockdown?

Hard lockdown: retail alone is expected to lose £2bn in sales each week due to Tier 4 restrictions Small businesses that must close in Tier 4 non-essential retail, including clothing and homeware stores, vehicle showrooms (other than for rental), betting shops, tailors, tobacco and vape shops, electronic goods and mobile phone shops, auction houses (except…