Government Advice and Information On COVID-19
This page is dedicated to government advice around COVID-19 throughout the United Kingdom. The NFRN are here to help and will provide regular updates and information for members on this page, including measures and government packages to support businesses.
More small businesses can now benefit from loans of up to £5 million under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), following changes announced last week.
From today (3rd August), pubs, restaurants and cafes will offer half-price mid-week meals under the government’s new Eat Out to Help Out scheme, which aims to boost the UK’s hospitality sector.
Further details have been made available about the government’s Job Retention Bonus to help support the UK’s economic recovery and businesses. More information will be available in September.
The Government of Ireland have released a poster to encourage people to wear face coverings when going into a store.
Following a previous decision by the Scottish government which ruled that face masks must be worn within stores, independent retailers are reminded that from tomorrow (Friday July 24th) customers in England will also be required to wear face coverings when inside retail premises.
From 15th July 2020 until 12th January 2021 a temporary reduced rate of VAT of 5% is being applied to certain categories of food and drink.
Wearing a face covering will be mandatory for customers in shops and supermarkets in England from July 24.
£11 Billion Cash Flow Boost Available To Self Assessment Customers Facing Difficulty Due To COVID-19
HRMC is reminding tax payers that those who are struggling to pay their second 2019/20 Self Assessment payment, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, can defer the payment until the 31st January 2021.
In his summer economic statement, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, announced a number of schemes to assist businesses as the UK economy restarts.
New figures reveal today that over one million bounce back loans have been approved for small firms to help them survive the Coronavirus outbreak.
Self employed businesses can still claim under the Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) for March to May until the 13th July 2020 deadline.
Following the successful introduction of mandatory face coverings on public transport in Scotland, the Scottish government has announced the measure will be extended to include retail settings from Friday, 10 July.