Coronavirus Updates

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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Tibard turns to manufacturing hospital scrubs for the NHS

Manchester-based chefswear manufacturer Tibard has turned its hand to manufacturing hospital scrubs for the NHS to help fight coronavirus. The availability of suitable clothing and personal protective equipment (PPE) is one particular area the NHS has been struggling with. The highly contagious nature of COVID-19 means that clothing, hygiene and …

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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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The coronavirus impact on the industry and beyond

Unless you have been living underground the last couple of weeks, you will more than likely have been affected by coronavirus in some shape or form. A word that in 2019 was on no-one’s radar and now only a few months later, a word that is having so much impact …

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Survey finds coronavirus prompts buyers to buy British

A survey carried out by Make it British has discovered that 50% of UK fashion and textile manufacturers have seen an increase in new business enquiries linked to the ongoing impact of coronavirus (COVID-19). Kate Hills, CEO of Make it British, said: “Coronavirus is causing chaos for big retailers and …

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