Topic: Business

Rise of the female breadwinner

Women now earn the most in one-in-four households

The proportion of female breadwinners is steadily rising but the trend could be knocked off course by coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Women out-earn male partners in almost a quarter of households, up from a fifth 16 years ago, according to new research[1].

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Lifeline for small and medium-sized enterprises struggling with cash flow

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) is a loan scheme that was announced by the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, during the 2020 Budget and has been set up to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are struggling with cash flow because of revenues that have been deferred or lost due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak. The loans are being offered on generous terms to support SMEs.

Business support at a glance

Key announcements to support people and businesses

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support people and businesses through this period of disruption.