The NHS app has told so many supermarket workers to self-isolate that some stores are now considering reducing opening hours or closing altogether.
As Covid cases continue to rise again, small businesses in particular are faced with the extra cost of sick pay as employees fall victim to the virus.
The Government’s landmark Help to Grow: Management scheme is now open for applications.
One of the UK’s leading business organisations has launched a six-point plan, aimed at instilling confidence, ahead of the country opening up after months of lockdown.
Tax investigators have opened nearly 13,000 probes into suspected fraud and other related breaches of the coronavirus support schemes.
More than 5,000 organisations have now benefitted from the Culture Recovery Fund, new figures have revealed.
The UK is predicted to bounce back strongly from the pandemic, with GDP growth of 8.2 per cent this year, according to an employers’ organisation.
As many employees began working from home during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, they used less paid childcare, as many before school clubs and nurseries were closed.
Employers have been warned that businesses abusing the furlough scheme will face action from fraud investigators.