Fespa UK association has issued an advisory to members due to the current COVID-19 disruption to business.
It highlights the following:
The Printing Charity can help support employees, if they do have to self-isolate or reduce their hours/income.
Fespa UK members have access to a 24/7 helpline service offering practical and emotional support for staff and their immediate families (over 16, in the same household). Emotional support calls will be answered by British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) trained counsellors and will allow you to discuss anything that is troubling you, from relationships to stress. Practical advice calls will be answered by Citizens Advice trained information specialists, Monday to Friday 8am-8pm.
At Budget 2020, the Chancellor announced that a ‘Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme’ (CBILS) would temporarily replace the Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG). As an accredited lender under the British Business Bank’s EFG programme, Compass Business Finance – a Fespa UK member - will be offering asset finance via CBILS to smaller businesses.