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Business grant funding sent to local authorities to relieve SMEs

The Business Secretary Alok Sharma has this evening confirmed that funds have been disseminated to local authorities, with a view to allocating them to SMEs and retail, hospitality and leisure businesses in the form of grants. Mr. Sharma also stated in the strongest terms that it is wrong for any bank to refuse support loans to “good businesses.” The message is that funding is on its way to businesses, and…

Covid-19 grant instructions for Charnwood businesses

From today, 1 April 2020, Charnwood Borough Council is commencing the processing of payments of the recently announced Government grants for businesses. Businesses which are eligible for financial support as a result of the COVID-19 related measures introduced by the Government should use this link to find out how they can access the payments: Business support grants for Covid-19 from Charnwood Borough Council By going online businesses will find further…

New life-saving breathing aid approved

The Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has approved a newly adapted breathing aid developed by University College London and Mercedes Formula One that will help keep coronavirus (COVID-19) patients out of intensive care. The team of engineers and clinicians worked with regulatory guidance given by MHRA to build an adapted Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device.  The device bridges the gap between an oxygen mask and full ventilation…

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