Commenting on the Prime Minister’s address this evening (10 May) in which he set out a conditional plan for the next phase of the response to Covid-19, BCC Director General Adam Marshall said:
Can an employer dismiss or discipline an employee that refuses to attend work because they believe that it is unsafe to do so because of Coronavirus?
To help our fellow Chamber members access this vital funding, Taylor&Emmett colleagues and I have put together an off-the-shelf solution to simplify the furlough process.
Commenting on the latest UK Finance figures (7 May) on the number of firms successfully accessing CBILS, the BCC’s Head of Economics Suren Thiru said:
A Barnsley-based leader in the UK’s measurement and mapping industry swiftly weighed up its options when Covid-19 lockdown struck - and got all members of its team learning new skills online.
Opportunity Sheffield is producing a regular Jobs Bulletin during the lockdown featuring current vacancies – jobs that remain available during the lockdown period.
Measures designed to curb the spread of disinformation related to the coronavirus could criminalise legitimate journalism, reports published by UNESCO have warned.
Results from the latest BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker reveal the vast majority of firms surveyed say they will require three weeks or less to prepare to restart operations alongside any loosening of the UK lockdown.