Category: <span>Coronavirus</span>

Although we’re slowly but surely creeping out of lockdown, it seems that some restrictions and changes to how we do things will be hanging around longer than others. 

Many office-based workplaces are adopting new work from home policies that will see staff working remotely for at least part of the working week. And the winter months could even see a drive to have everyone working from home again, wherever possible, in a bid to keep virus infection rates down.

We could also see a return to face masks.

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2020 was a tough year for all of us. And even though things are now looking like they’re getting back to some sort of normality, 2021 has been hard going too – especially for business owners.

Here we take a look at the thoughts of six small business owners, to see how they think things are shaping up as we enter the second quarter of the year.

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The last 12 months have been bad for businesses in all industries. The pandemic has seen countless businesses suffer financially, with many having to cease trading completely. The situation wasn’t helped by business insurance companies failing to pay out on legitimate business interruption insurance claims.

But it seems the pandemic has also taken its toll on some of the world’s biggest insurance brands, which have lost nearly $30 billion in brand value.

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The government has announced a plan to get the UK out of lockdown by late June this year. Heralded as the ‘roadmap out of lockdown’, the four-step plan is set to begin on March 8 and will see restrictions gradually relaxed until a full return to ‘normal’ on June 21.

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Becoming the victim of online fraud or a cyber attack is the last thing any business owner needs, not least in the middle of a global crisis that has taken its toll both personally and professionally.

But that’s exactly what’s happened, as a new study has found that nearly half (41%) of UK business owners say the level of cyber threats their business faces has increased since the pandemic.

The findings also give us an insight into the common types of cyber attack that you should look out for as we move through 2021.

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