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Information for UK businesses on government coronavirus assistance

Mar 24, 2020, 14:13 PM by Lis Clarke
What we know so far about the government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme as well as other measures it has introduced to assist UK businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic.
coronavirus helpful advice for businesses

We wanted to update you to let you know that despite everything that is happening right now it is business as normal for BFRC and our valued customers.

Like many organisations we are continuing to follow government advice and instructions on how to deal with the current situation and will update you where possible on any changes that take place which may impact on your business.

Last week the government announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. All UK based businesses will have access to the scheme to help pay wages of staff that would otherwise have been laid off. Please take a look at this PDF for more information on how this could help your business over the coming months.

To see the full range of support packages available to UK businesses and employees, visit the Coronavirus Business Support website.

We've also collected below some useful links that might be helpful for you and your business:

The BFRC team are all working at full capacity from home and able to deal with any and all enquiries we receive during this uncertain time.

Our phone lines will be open Monday – Friday from 10am to 5pm and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you have. Please call us on 020 7403 9200. Alternatively, please email us on and one of our dedicated team will respond to you as soon as is possible.

Many thanks and stay safe,

Lis Clarke
BFRC Operations Director