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Replace the undertaking in difficulty requirement in CBILS and Bounce Back loans

Submitted by Matt Portt on Thursday 30th April 2020

Published on Monday 13th July 2020

Current status: Closed

Closed: Wednesday 13th January 2021

Signatures: 17

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balance ~ Capital ~ Capitalism ~ EU ~ Government ~ innovation ~ Loan ~ Lost ~ Stock ~ Test ~ testing ~ The Government

Petition Action

Replace the undertaking in difficulty requirement in CBILS and Bounce Back loans

Petition Details

Simply put, find a way to remove the undertaking in difficulty test from the CBILS and Bounce Back loan schemes.

The EU has issued a temporary framework to ease the burden and the Government has not commented on why the condition still remains in its current form.

Additional Information

Part of the EU undertaking in difficulty test states a company over 3 years old should not have utilised (lost) more than 50% of its issued share capital.

All start up companies invest in innovation and growth in their first few years and would utilise the equity funds raised for this purpose. This does not mean they will be unable to pay the loan, the test ignores current profitability or assets held in the balance sheet i.e. stock.

Great small companies are being excluded from support!


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