On Monday 23rd March Boris Johnson addressed the nation. It was an extremely vital announcement.
At the UKBCCI we wholeheartedly support all the actions that our government are taking to stem the Covid 19 tide, and we urge everybody to follow and adhere to the Prime Minister’s set of life saving rules.
The government have recently announced that they will pay the wages of employees unable to work due to the coronavirus pandemic. The strategy is to help protect people’s jobs.
The plan is to pay 80% of salary for staff who are kept on by their employer, covering wages of up to £2,500 a month. The UKBCCI believe that the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, will shortly be offering help to the self-employed too.
For details of the broader business help that the government are offering, please see our previous message: https://www.ukbcci.org.uk/coronavirus-a-message-from-the-ukbcci-president/
So, please do all that you can to help our nation by following the isolation measures that are now in place.
We thank you and wish you well over this testing time.