Chairman and chief executive Antony Sheriff was disappointed with Sunak’s first effort at a loan scheme for medium-sized companies like his when it insisted they must access commercial loans – a costly and cumbersome procedure. The reforms mean the company will now examine them favourably. “I think he has done a good job,” says Sheriff. … [Read more...] about What do companies think of Sunak’s emergency Covid-19 loan scheme?
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Australian Prime Minister urged everyone on student or visitor visa to go home He said 'Australia must focus on its citizens and its residents' amid corona crisis Comes after fury at backpackers and hostels for ignoring social distancing Travellers scrambled to find a way home, with some flights cancelled and prices for the remaining tickets soaring to more than £1,000 each By Chris Pleasance for MailOnline … [Read more...] about They just don’t get it! Large crowds stop for a coffee and a chat as they totally ignore social distancing rules at a Sydney beach – despite dire warnings that they could be spreading coronavirus