CBILS has been introduced by the UK Government as a temporary measure with the aim of supporting the continued provision of finance to UK SMEs during the COVID-19 outbreak. The scheme is designed to provide lenders with a government-backed guarantee. The government has announced that CBILS will be demand-led and will be resourced accordingly, and, on 2 April, revised it to make more businesses eligible. CBILS is administered by the British Business Bank and made available to businesses via more than 40 accredited lenders, including the major high street banks. Whilst details on the scheme are available on the British Business Bank web site, that organisation is a wholesale funder and businesses should apply via their existing bank or a lender accredited via the scheme. In this live Q&A session, you'll hear from Patrons BHP Charted Accountants who will be providing members with practical tips when it comes to accessing CBILS funding.