This page is dedicated to the changes in 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.
The National Business Crime Centre has recognised the impact that the coronavirus has had on the retail industry – offering advice to business owners in an attempt to prevent violence and tackle organised crime.
Payzone has provided the NFRN with details of its contingency plans to ensure that there is a minimum disruption to its services, during the recent Coronavirus outbreak.
NFRN Temporarily Requests Field-Based Staff To Work From Home With Immediate Effect Amid Covid-19 Pandemic
In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the NFRN have decided to take field-based staff off the road.
In light of the various measures to combat coronavirus that have been introduced in some of the nine countries in which EuroMillions operates and the potential impact that these could have on the operation of the game, we will be temporarily changing how advance play works on EuroMillions and EuroMillions HotPicks.
NFRN member Leslie Gilbert, of Chard News in Chard, Somerset, is going above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that local residents have access to necessities – amid supermarket shortages and fears of self-isolation – during the coronavirus pandemic.
In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, NFRN members Asiyah Javed and Jawad Javed, of the Day Today Express store in Falkirk, have gone above and beyond their call of duty to help the vulnerable members within their local community.
The NFRN understands that local authorities have been instructed to write to businesses telling them how they will be managing the business rate and grant processes.
The NFRN has been tracking the various announcements regarding business rates relief and related grants that have been made by the UK and devolved governments and has collated these by country and business rateable value into a table.
The Finance Minister of Northern Ireland, Conor Murphy, has announced an emergency £100m rates package to assist businesses impacted by COVID-19.
Today the Welsh Government are announcing a package of support worth more than £200m to support smaller businesses in Wales during the Coronavirus outbreak.
The Federation of Independent Retailers (NFRN) National President Stuart Reddish has welcomed news of further support from the Chancellor.
The NFRN has received the following letter from Christina Sequeira, Retail, International & Marketing Services Director at magazine distributor Marketforce.