C19 BoE loans to small-medium sized businesses – “gone wrong”

15th April 2020 / NewsBits
  • Emergency loans to prop up desperate businesses facing a collapse in the coronavirus crisis have been paid to just 1.4 per cent of applicants, the government has admitted.
  • Cabinet minister Alok Sharma said 4,200 companies have been given cash from the 300,000 who have asked for help.
  • The Business Secretary said lending to small and medium-sized businesses so far totalled £800million but admitted the scheme had been set up “at speed”.
  • Former Bank of England Governor Lord King said that he believed the “low” number of payouts showed something had “gone wrong”.


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