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 Welsh government have released an updated document of advice for retailers during the Coronavirus outbreak.
The Scottish government have released an updated guidance checklist for retailers.
This week NFRN members should have assembled in Bournemouth for the Federation’s 2020 Annual Conference but these are far from normal times.
The UK government have extended measures until the end of September, to prevent struggling companies from eviction.
Some NFRN members are finally able to reopen their stores for the first time since lockdown was imposed. Find out how members have adapted their stores and how business has been since they reopened their doors.
National President Stuart Reddish has made a personal appeal to the Prime Minister to scrap Sunday trading laws. Now we want you to make your voice heard too!
News UK has become the latest company to back the NFRN’s Covid-19 Hardship Fund.
Newtrade Media – publishers of RN and Retail Express – want to know what independent retailers want from suppliers as we move out of lockdown.
The Government have released further details of how the Furlough Scheme and Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will work, following the Chancellors announcement that they are to be extended.
Yesterday (Monday 15th June) non-essential retailers were able to reopen their stores as lockdown regulations were eased further. To support their return, The Retail Mutual have launched a Open for Business social media campaign.
The deadline for applying for the business support grants in Scotland has changed from March 2021 to 10th July 2020.
A leading independent retailer has made an impassioned plea to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to scrap his plans to suspend Sunday trading laws to kick start the economy amid the coronavirus crisis.