Coronavirus Updates

All the latest updates from BESA regarding coronavirus

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Businesses and Employers Bulletin - 4 May 2020

This bulletin is issued by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and provides the latest information for employers and businesses on coronavirus (COVID-19). All coronavirus business support information can be found at Apply for a coronavirus Bounce Back Loan Top-up to local business grant funds scheme Reminder: Webinars to support your...

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Monday, May 4, 2020

Government announces new rules for VAT applied to COVID-19 related PPE

The UK Government has recently announced that there are to be new rules applied on vat for COVID 19 related PPE. A zero-rate of VAT will apply to sales of personal protective equipment (PPE) for Covid-19 from 1 May 2020 until 31 July 2020, Will save businesses more than £100 million. This announcement comes after import duty was also removed from PPE used in the context of Covid19. For...

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

COVID-19: Construction Site Worker Guidance video

Langley, supported by CIC, has produced a short video that demonstrates safe and responsible guidance for workers on construction sites operating during the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, to ensure the protection of the workforce and minimise the risk of spread of infection.   This guidance advises how consistent measures on sites, of all sizes, can be responsibly and safely undertaken with...

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020


Coronavirus Businesses and Employers Bulletin - Special Announcement - New Bounce Back Loan Scheme.  Download...

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Friday, April 24, 2020

Government Guidance - Coronavirus: Getting Tested

Guidance on coronavirus testing for essential workers who are self-isolating. Published 15 April 2020Last updated 24 April 2020 — see all updates From:  Department of Health and Social Care Contents: Who can be tested Arrange a test The testing process List of essential workers and those prioritised for testing (England only) One of the...

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