News and Information from AVASK about the UK Government

UK economy shrank by record 10% in 2020

AVASK Marketing COVID-19 News, English

The UK economy shrank by almost a tenth in 2020 as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic adversely affected businesses, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The data shows that UK GDP declined by 9.9% last year, which is the largest contraction on record. The slump …

AVASK response to January's UK National Lockdown

New UK National Lockdown: our response

AVASK Marketing Company News, COVID-19 News, English

Last night, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, announced a further National Lockdown in England. Crucially, this time schools and colleges have been closed, and the elderly and vulnerable are again asked to start shielding until the vaccination programme is well underway and the number of cases …

IPSE calls for government to extend SEISS

AVASK Marketing Business News, COVID-19 News, English

The government must match its commitment to employed workers by extending the Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), says the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE). IPSE welcomed the extension of the coronavirus (COVID-19) Job Retention and loan schemes from March until April 2021 announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak …


Lenders still supporting thousands with payment deferrals

AVASK Marketing COVID-19 News, English

The UK’s banks and financial lenders continue to support tens of thousands of borrowers with payment deferrals, according to the latest figures from UK Finance. However, the number of people seeking support from deferrals has dropped markedly since earlier this year. In mid-November there were still 127,000 mortgage payment deferrals …