Please find below the latest Businesses and Employers Bulletin from Government.
UK Government provides further halt to business evictions and more support for high street firms
A new code provides support to shops and local firms planning their future recovery with their landlord.
An amendment to the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill has been tabled which will extend the temporary ban on the use of statutory demands and winding-up petitions where a company cannot pay its bills due to coronavirus until 30 September. Find out more here.
Public Procurement Review Service allows suppliers to anonymously raise concerns they have about public sector buying and prompt payment
Public Procurement Review Service (PPRS) allows suppliers to anonymously raise concerns they have about public sector buying and prompt payment and it's free to use. It is one of a range of measures designed to make Government easier to work with, levelling the playing field for those who want to supply to Government. The work of PPRS can lead to live procurements being adjusted, outstanding payments made for work completed, with recommendations being made to Contracting Authorities leading to improvements in the way government sources goods and services in the future.
Find more information here.
New Updates and Guidance
Coronavirus (COVID-19): information for farmers, landowners and rural businesses
The dairy response fund is now open to eligible farmers in England to apply for a single payment from the fund.
Download a template if you're claiming for 100 or more employees through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Complete a template with the details of the employees you're claiming for and upload this template when you claim (for claims on or after 1 July 2020). Find the template here.
Coronavirus: MOTs for lorries, buses and trailers
You can book a lorry, bus or trailer annual test (MOT) from 4 July 2020 - the deadline to get the test done depends on when the MOT was originally due. The update includes that lorry, bus or trailer annual tests (MOTs) will restart from 4 July 2020 but vehicles in June, July and August will be issued 3-month exemptions. This applies in Wales, England and Scotland. Find out more here.
Find out which employees you can put on furlough and claim for through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
Updated to include information about exceptions for military reservists. Find out more here.
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