UK GOV – Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel corridors

You do not have to self-isolate on arrival in England if these are the only places you have been to or stopped in during the previous 14 days. Coronavirus regulations mean that you must self-isolate for 14 days if you return to the UK from a country outside the common travel area. The government is satisfied that it is now […]

BCC – Restart guidance

On 23 June, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out further changes to lockdown measures in England to enable people to see more of their friends and family, help businesses get back on their feet and get people back in their jobs. From Saturday 4 July, pubs, restaurants and hairdressers will be able to reopen, providing they […]

BCC – HM The Queen praises Chambers’ contribution to business communities during Coronavirus as more firms reopen

Her Majesty The Queen has offered support to businesses as they reopen, and praised the contribution Chambers of Commerce across the UK and around the world are making to help firms, champion trade and rebuild communities, in a letter released today. The letter from Her Majesty, Patron of the British Chambers of Commerce, came as […]

Coal – Free First For Electricity In Great Britain

Coronavirus slump and sunniest spring on record send green energy soaring in England, Wales and Scotland. Great Britain’s electricity system recorded its “greenest” ever month in May after running without coal-fired electricity for a full calendar month. The National Grid, the energy system operator, said the country’s sunniest spring on record helped generate enough solar power […]

UK Global Tariff backs UK businesses and consumers

The Government has announced the UK’s new MFN tariff regime, the UK Global Tariff (UKGT). Published 19 May 2020From:Department for International Trade, HM Treasury, and The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP The Government has this morning (19 May) announced the UK’s new MFN tariff regime, the UK Global Tariff (UKGT). This will replace the EU’s Common External Tariff […]

BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker: Firms ready to embrace ‘new normal’ but government support must adapt

Results from the latest BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker reveal that firms are ready for a gradual reopening of the economy but will need continued, adaptable government support during a phased return to work – Over 70 per cent of respondents have furloughed a portion of their staff – Nearly three quarters of these firms have submitted a claim to the […]