The leading pub membership organisation, the Forum of British Pubs (FBP) has welcomed the relaxation of the Government’s lockdown guidance which means that pubs can finally open their doors again.
By Honest Communications How to let your customers and employees know you’re back up and running, and telling them the changes that you’ve made. As businesses slowly start to ease out of lockdown and as the light at the end of the tunnel gets slowly brighter, it’s time to start thinking about how to communicate […]
By Joanna Bullard, Partner in the Commercial Team at Gardner Leader solicitors It’s fair to say that lockdown has created immediate and longer term difficulties for commercial landlords and business tenants. Commercial landlords, across all sectors have suddenly been faced with tenants who cannot afford or who have simply refused to pay their rent […]
By James Hirst, COO and Co-Founder, Tyk COVID-19 isn’t going to go away anytime soon and its impact on businesses and society is far-reaching. For some in the start-up community, the chancellor’s recent announcement of a package of measures to support businesses driving innovation in the UK will have been a welcome relief.
By Fred Krieger, Founder and CEO, Scoro It is unlikely we’ll be returning to pre-pandemic ‘normal’ any time soon — and, for many, that’s no bad thing. Only 9% of Brits want to go back to life as it was before, and some organisations have recognised this, already consigning office-first working to history; […]
By Mark Wright, BBC Apprentice Winner, GBEA Alumni and Director of digital marketing agency, Climb Online At the beginning of 2020, the main concern for any business owner was whether their industry sector would be impacted by Brexit. Fast forward four months and concerns over leaving the EU appear somewhat welcome, as we continue to […]
By Phil Jones MBE, Managing Director of Business Technology Solutions Provider, Brother UK As boxer Mike Tyson once said, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” A shrewd observation from arguably one of boxing’s greats. To be world champion, you’ve got to adapt your game plan depending on how you feel, […]
By Andrew Johnson MD at PowWowNow The government has published its ‘roadmap’ for progressively lifting lockdown restrictions, but many are asking for further clarity over how to ensure the safety of workers as we begin to reopen the economy. With companies responsible for worker safety, business leaders need to know what steps they should […]
Businesses across the UK who are making efforts to get back to business are facing a new uphill struggle – employees claiming stress and anxiety or are simply requesting outright to be furloughed for another 3 months. Workers who were furloughed back in April are being gradually invited back to work, although some are being […]
At the latest government Covid-19 press briefing, the heath secretary Matt Hancock was forced to deal with a barrage of questions concerning Dominic Cummings. Mr Hancock focused on falling infections rates, deaths and a possible Covid-19 treatment but was forced to deal with a series of questions either directly or indirectly related to Dominic Cummings. Mr […]
Posted on 27th May 2020 in Coronavirus.
New research has found that nearly half of employees surveyed would feel uncomfortable disclosing a health concern to their employer during the Covid-19 pandemic. Most worryingly, more than one in ten are concerned about being fired, should they talk openly about serious health concerns such as cancer, chronic illnesses or mental health problems. A further […]
58 per cent of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) feel their banking provider has been slow to offer help during the Covid-19 crisis. The findings, contained in a poll of 100 business owners of UK SMEs by the Lanop Accountancy Group, raises fresh questions about the level of support available to companies struggling during the […]