The extension of urgent financial help for all businesses has been announced by government, but the Law Society warned that the legal sector must not fall through the cracks.

The extension of urgent financial help for all businesses has been announced by government, but the Law Society warned that the legal sector must not fall through the cracks.

Separately, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) announced a new support package to help legal aid providers through the pandemic – but the Law Society questioned how adequate this would be.

On 3 April, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced he was bolstering business interruption loans for small businesses.

He said the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) will now support “all viable” small businesses affected by covid-19, “not just those unable to secure regular commercial financing”.

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