Coronavirus (COVID-19) Businesses and Employers Bulletin – 31 July 2020

This bulletin is issued by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and provides the latest information for employers and businesses on coronavirus (COVID-19). All coronavirus business support information can be found at gov.uk/business-support.

Contents:

  • Reopening of further businesses and venues in England postponed
  • Local Restrictions – North of England, Leicester & Luton
  • Job Retention Bonus
  • New and Updated Guidance

Read more: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Businesses and Employers Bulletin – 31 July 2020

New law to ensure furloughed employees receive full redundancy payments

Government brings in law to ensure furloughed employees receive statutory redundancy pay based on their normal wages, rather than a reduced furlough rate.

  • New law will ensure that furloughed employees receive statutory redundancy pay based on their normal wages, rather than a reduced furlough rate
  • changes will mean those furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme are not short-changed if they are made redundant
  • the changes will also apply to statutory notice pay and other entitlements, providing some reassurance during this difficult time

Read more: New law to ensure furloughed employees receive full redundancy payments

Trade Credit Reinsurance Scheme

Eligible insurers can apply for a reinsurance agreement that covers domestic and overseas trade.

The Trade Credit Reinsurance Scheme ensures that trade credit insurance coverage and credit limits are maintained during the coronavirus pandemic, helping businesses to trade with confidence.

The scheme is open to eligible insurers operating in the UK market.

The scheme is available until 31 December 2020, backdated to 1 April 2020.

The Scheme Rules set out how insurers can apply for the scheme. It includes information about:

  • who can apply
  • the application process
  • reporting requirements

Read more: Trade Credit Reinsurance Scheme

Aluminium for Engineers

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This live, tutor-led interactive workshop will be delivered over four mornings via our zoom platform.

An intensive course that creates the foundation and builds up knowledge from basic introduction to metals to the wide application of aluminium. The ‘Aluminium for Engineers’ syllabus covers metallurgy, specification, heat treatment, wrought processing, joining, testing, corrosion, coating and more.

All participants get a complimentary copy of the Aluminium Federations’ book ‘The Properties of Aluminium and its Alloys’.

This course is aimed at metallurgists, designers, manufacturing engineers and companies transitioning into aluminium.

Dates: 24 & 25 November and 1 & 2 December 2020: 9.30-12.30

Cost: £395 + VAT per person

Register: Aluminium for Engineers

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Businesses and Employers Bulletin – 28 July 2020

This bulletin is issued by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and provides the latest information for employers and businesses on coronavirus (COVID-19). All coronavirus business support information can be found at gov.uk/business-support.

Contents:

  • Reporting outbreaks of coronavirus
  • Travel corridors
  • Eat Out to Help Out scheme
  • Local restrictions
  • New Updates and Guidance

Read more: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Businesses and Employers Bulletin – 28 July 2020

The UK trade remedies investigations process

How the UK’s Trade Remedies Investigations Directorate investigates whether trade remedy measures are needed to counteract unfair import practices.

Read more: The UK trade remedies investigations process

Negotiations on the UK’s future trading relationship with New Zealand: Update

Trade negotiators from the UK and New Zealand held the first round of negotiations for a UK-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between 13th and 24th July 2020.

Read more: Negotiations on the UK’s future trading relationship with New Zealand: Update

We are very pleased to welcome Jenks and Cattell Engineering into membership of the Aluminium Federation

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Jenks and Cattell Engineering was formed in 1886 and is one of the longest established metal stamping, laser fabrication and welding companies in the UK, with a skilled workforce of over 100 people.

They have a wealth of manufacturing expertise, with a reputation for consistently producing high quality general and technical metal pressing, welded assembly and laser cut metal parts and fabrications from our 10,000 sqm large UK manufacturing base in Wolverhampton, West Midlands.

A complete sheet metal manufacturing service is provided, from laser cutting prototypes for development, right through to production of a complete fabrication or metal assembly, including any surface finishing requirements.

To reduce their customers manufacturing miles, they offer all services required for a sheet metal manufacturing from just one site, including extra accessories including mechanical functions, pipe clips, springs, plastic components, barcodes, laser etching and surface finishing.

https://www.jcel.co.uk/