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The FCA has announced a package of measures to help protect consumers in the high-cost credit (HCC) market. This guidance has been published alongside guidance for customers in the motor finance market and follows on from finalised guidance issued last week in relation to the protection of customers in the personal loan, credit card and overdraft markets.

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The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has announced a new £1.25bn support package designed to protect firms driving innovation during the Covid-19 pandemic. The package includes a £500m investment fund (called the Future Fund) for high-growth companies impacted by the crisis, made up of funding from government and the private sector and £750 million of grants and loans for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) focusing on research and development.

Capital Markets Update – May 2020

Pre-Emption Group statement On 1 April 2020 the Pre-Emption Group published a statement on its expectations for issuances during the Covid-19 pandemic. It recommends that investors, on a case-by-case basis, consider supporting issuances by companies of up to 20% of their issued share capital on a temporary basis, rather than the 5% for general corporate […]

Webinar: Public procurement guidance on managing Covid-19 in contracts – PPN 02/20

PPN 02/20 is addressed to public bodies which are required to comply with the Public Procurement regime. Despite the tenor of its language, the PPN is Guidance only but seeks to offer a consistent basis upon which relief and enhanced payment terms might be given to help all parts of the supply chain remain above water.

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Advertising self-regulation: Promoting higher standards for the ad industry

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