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 Lottery are supporting charities and organisations that have been affected by the Coronavirus outbreak in the UK by giving access to a comprehensive package of support of up to £600 million of repurposed money.
Contributions from key supplying partners have sent the NFRN’s Covid-19 Hardship Fund soaring to £200,000 in just under three weeks.
Ken Skates, Economy, Transport and North Wales Minister, has announced that businesses and organisations that have successfully applied for the Welsh Government’s £500 million Economic Resilience Fund will start receiving payments by the end of the week.
From this morning (24th April 2020) up to 10 million key workers and their family members can now book a Coronavirus test online or through employers.
On the 23rd April 2020 the Business Secretary announced that high street shops and other companies under strain will be protected against aggressive rent collections and will be asked to pay what they can during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Greg Deacon Joins Independents’ Day UK’s Webinar To Discuss The Independent Retail Industry And The Impact Of Covid-19
The NFRN’s Chief Operating Officer, Greg Deacon, joined the Independents’ Day UK’s 30 minute Q&A to discuss the impact that the coronavirus has had on the independent retail sector, potential opportunities amid lockdown and how “speed and agility” can help independent stores to survive within the current climate.
As part of the government’s comprehensive package of support during the Coronavirus outbreak, businesses are expected to receive almost £10 billion in business rates relief.
Join NFRN’s Cheif Operating Officer, Greg Deacon for a 30 minute discussion with Independents’ Day UK at 11.00am (23 April 2020).
Less than two weeks after its launch, the NFRN’s Covid-19 Hardship Fund has paid out over £20,000 to cash-strapped members.
Up until the 20th May 2020, a one off grant of £25,000 is available to ratepayers of businesses in retail, hospitality and tourism in Northern Ireland, operating in a premise with the rateable value of £15,001 or up to £51,000.
Boost Drinks are sending out packages to nominated independent retailers across the mainland UK and NI, in recognition of their bravery and hard work during the Coronavirus outbreak.
The NFRN are proud to show our support for Boost Drinks with the work they are doing to help support local shops during the Coronavirus outbreak.