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You are no doubt aware that yesterday the Government published guidance on working safely during COVID-19 in factories, plants and warehouses and a ‘road map’ of next stages in the response to the pandemic in its document, Our Plan to Rebuild
Make UK’s initial summary of the key principles and guidance on working safely can be found here: https://www.makeuk.org/news-and-events/news/government-publishes-guidance-on-a-covid-secure-return-to-work-for-manufacturers
We will be updating our Back to Business Pack (access here https://www.makeuk.org/news-and-events/news/back-to-business-support ) ) and we will continue to help with questions – please do contact me if you have thoughts or queries to raise. If you need a new login to access the back to business pack, do let me know. Your members can register here: https://www.makeuk.org/affiliate-member-registration
Extension to the Job Retention Scheme
Make UK, along with other business groups, have been calling for enhancements to the Job Retention Scheme, and we are pleased with today’s announcement by the Chancellor. Our full statement is available here: https://www.makeuk.org/news-and-events/news/make-uk-comment-on-job-retention-scheme-changes .More information on this to follow.
Webinar on redundancies in the context of Covid 19
Notwithstanding the existence of a variety of Government support schemes, many employers are having to take the difficult decision to make redundancies. In this seminar, we consider how the normal redundancy process will be impacted by Covid-19. This 2 hour session with live questions will run on the 19th May, at a cost of £145 to members (including partners and their members who have registered with Make UK). There is also an option to purchase a recorded copy. Information here: https://www.makeuk.org/news-and-events/news/redundancies-in-the-context-of-covid-19-webinar
Next virtual meeting
Our next virtual meeting is scheduled for the 20th May. There will be an opportunity to discuss current issues and raise questions. Full details to follow in due course.