The BAPC is working with the Independent Print Industries Association (IPIA) on behalf of the UK print industry to influence Government policy making and secure special financial assistance for the sector.
For the last two weeks the BAPC and IPIA have been in close communication with The Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to provide its Intelligence Gathering Unit with information from the coal face of this print sector in regards to the impact of Covid-19 and what thousands of businesses need in order to remain solvent and retain their staff.
In a statement the BAPC said: “At the request of BEIS we produced an impact statement and BEIS has now provided us with an assurance that it will be represented to Government policy makers as they develop financial schemes to specifically support the UK's industrial manufacturing base. BEIS has also requested that we supply them with information from our sector as to the immediate impact Covid-19 is having and what specific support is needed to prevent permanent and wide-spread economic damage. Please can all members provide feedback.”