Close to £48bn has now been lent out through the government’s coronavirus loan schemes, with the bounce back loan (BBL) programme offering by far the most support for businesses.
It comes as the UK government accelerates plans to reopen the economy. Pubs, restaurants and cafes were opened at the start of this month and gyms, pools and sports facilities can reopen from 25 July.
As it eases the coronavirus lockdown, the government is gradually withdrawing its coronavirus support programmes such as the job retention scheme. The programme pays the wages of workers who may otherwise be laid off.
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