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Government provides further halt to business evictions and more support for high street firms

By June 19, 2020National News

Published 19th June 

The UK government has extended measures to prevent struggling companies from eviction over the summer. 

The extension, until the end of September, comes alongside further support to help local businesses plan for economic recovery following the coronavirus pandemic.   

A new code of practice has been developed with leaders from the retail, hospitality and property sectors to provide clarity for businesses when discussing rental payments and to encourage best practice so that all parties are supported. 

These interventions are in addition to the comprehensive financial package provided by the UK government to businesses during this difficult time and is in recognition of the strain that the sector is currently under. 

The code is voluntary for businesses and is relevant to all commercial leases held by businesses in any sector which have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. 

You can read the rest of the press release here (opens in a new tab) 

You can read the code of practice here (opens in a new tab) 

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