Restaurants are getting a lifeline with PPP lending changes

On Wednesday, the US Senate unanimously passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, which provides a much-needed lifeline for restaurants across the country. The bill is now on President Donald Trump’s desk. There are several important changes that operators have requested since the PPP came into play. The National Restaurant …

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Warning of loan shark dangers in Gateshead

The Gateshead Council supports a national campaign to prevent people from falling victim to loan sharks during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ongoing economic uncertainty during the pandemic, which leaves many people laid off, means loan sharks may be trying to take advantage of people in a vulnerable position who feel …

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