It didn’t all change in March 2020. Not really. The UK high street has been in the throes of a gradual revolution for decades. From the rise of ecommerce, to the birth of mobile, social commerce, and a growing emphasis on experience, change has been underway for a while. In fact for many, the pandemic has acted as a wake-up call. Digital transformation was no longer a ‘nice to have’ but a matter of survival. Necessity sparked innovation and customers are enjoying more flexibility and conveni ...
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The latest review of business borrowing by UK Finance has revealed a staggering increase in the amount of debt firms took on in Quarter 2 of this year. The figures highlight the debt mountain businesses face repaying in 2021. Research from Nimbla, the trade credit insurance provider finds that many businesses are still owed money from pre-COVID sales. What are businesses expectations on invoice payment in the last quarter of this year and beyond? To close, we review a report from the National Audit Office estimates that the government could suffer a high proportion of losses on the Bounce Back Loan scheme.