Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme expanded to benefit more

Launched on March 23, the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) has been significantly expanded along with changes to the scheme’s features and eligibility criteria. The changes mean even more smaller businesses across the UK impacted by coronavirus crisis can access funding. Importantly, access to the scheme has been opened …

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Dress for success while working from home

As the majority of the country adjusts to working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, uniform supplier Dimensions takes a look at ‘what to wear’ when you don’t need to adhere to your office dress code. Generally, it is accepted that there are three styles of dress that people adopt …

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British Fashion Council announces launch of BFC Foundation Covid Crisis Fund

British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced the launch of the BFC Foundation Covid Crisis Fund, supporting creative fashion businesses and individuals to survive the coronavirus crisis. The BFC, through its charity the BFC Foundation which brings all BFC charitable initiatives under one umbrella, is making £1,000,000 of emergency funds available …

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Top tips for working from home during COVID-19

Millions of workers are following government advice and are now working from home to combat the spread of COVID-19, so the interest to learning best remote work practices is at its highest.   Remote work is notoriously hard to transition to. Chief transparency officer of TransparentBusiness, Moe Vela knows this …

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Government announces measures to help the self-employed

‘You have not been forgotten’, was the message that Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak issued last night as he announced measures to help support the self-employed throughout the coronavirus pandemic. If the self-employed have suffered a loss of income, a taxable grant will be paid, worth up to 80% …

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Distributors temporarily suspend deliveries in wake of COVID-19

Three major garment distributors have taken the decision to temporarily suspend deliveries following the Government’s advice for all non-essential businesses to close to reduce the risk of unnecessary contact. Ralawise, PenCarrie and Prestige Leisure UK have all made announcements that as of Thursday, March 26 that they would be temporarily …

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IPIA and BAPC aim to shape government policy

For the last few weeks, the Independent Print Industries Association (IPIA) and the British Association for Print and Communication (BAPC) have been in close communication with The Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to advocate on behalf of the UK print industry, and provide its Intelligence Gathering Unit …

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Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan now available

Businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic will be able to access government support via Compass Business Finance, helping them to continue operating through the current global economic emergency. As a specialist lender to the manufacturing sector, this is where Compass will continue to focus their support. The Coronavirus Business Interruption …

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