£50 bike repair voucher scheme launched

£50 bike repair voucher scheme launched

The government has launched a new scheme – open to anyone in England – with a bike in need of repair. The Fix your Bike Voucher Scheme is a new initiative that has been championed by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, to help fix old bikes by offering a...
Local authorities to receive £500m additional support

Local authorities to receive £500m additional support

The government has confirmed allocations for individual councils in England from the £500 million of additional support for Coronavirus-related spending pressures. This further injection sees a total of £4.3 billion in direct funding to councils to help...
Draft legislation published for Finance Bill 2020-21

Draft legislation published for Finance Bill 2020-21

The government has published the draft legislation for Finance Bill 2020-21, along with accompanying explanatory notes, tax information and impact notes. The consultation on draft clauses is intended to make sure that the legislation works as intended. The...
Sports facilities to open this month

Sports facilities to open this month

In a surprising move, the government has given permission for sports facilities in England to begin reopening. Initial projections had suggested that gyms would be closed until at least the Autumn when it was hoped that the virus is more completely under control....
Holiday package refunds

Holiday package refunds

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched a COVID-19 taskforce in March 2020 to identify any commercial practices that adversely affect consumers and to take enforcement action if a firm breaches consumer protection law and fails to respond to warnings. The...
Reminder of businesses opening since 4 July 2020

Reminder of businesses opening since 4 July 2020

A reminder that since 4 July 2020, many business sectors have been given permission to reopen in England. The businesses are expected to follow COVID-19 secure guidelines. The categories of businesses that have been allowed to reopen include: hotels, hostels, bed...