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.
Changes have been made to the Small Business Grant in Scotland, extending the scheme to retailers who are not the registered ratepayer or who operate more than one shop.
Following the announcement that non-essential retailers can open for business in England and the Republic of Ireland from Monday 15th June, the Racing Post Betting Shop Display Edition will restart publishing.
Despite many retailers staying open during the Covid-19 pandemic, as all retail is allowed to reopen from the 15th June, ensure your business is prepared and taking the proper precautions by following our Covid-19 risk assessment guide.
Small shops and non-essential retail in Northern Ireland can reopen from Friday.
With the furlough scheme closing to new entrants on June 30, members need to act now.
Kent police is warning retailers to be alert to four current scams and has provided advice on spotting the danger signs and keeping safe.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced that from Monday all retail in the Republic of Ireland can reopen as lockdown restrictions are eased further.
NFRN’s Chief Operating Officer, Greg Deacon, appeared on the Wear Business podcast earlier this week discussing how adaptability, innovation and communication are needed for the Covid-19 fightback.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced changes to the furlough scheme to be introduced over the summer.
The Metropolitan Police have set out to tackle cyber crime in London as businesses begin to use computers and the internet much more.
The NFRN have received lots of amazing applications for the Shop Local, Shop Little Heroes award and we want to highlight some fantastic examples of customer service and community spirit.
JTI have released a letter to trade partners as their salesforce return to work, as of yesterday (1st June).