Thousands of SMEs express stress and anxiety ahead of July 4 lockdown lifting


More than 1 in 10 businesses have revealed it is impossible or unviable to open up ahead of the UK lockdown being lifted on July 4th.

More SMEs have reported greater levels of stress and anxiety due to Covid-19, finds the latest results from the ACCA UK and The Corporate Finance Network (The CFN) SME Recovery Tracker: Featuring insights from accountants working with the small business community.

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Easing of the Lockdown for Businesses

Please note: This news item has now been superseded by more detailed guidance for employers issued by Department for BEIS on Monday 11th May which can be found here

Following the Prime Minister’s address to the nation yesterday evening (Sun 10th May, transcript here) I received many messages asking my opinion on what that meant for xx business or yy business and I think that the following must be possible before a business is ready to re-open:

  1. If your staff can work from home,

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