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RBKC Covid19 Business Survey

The survey will close in 16 days on 11th June.

We have launched our Business Survey and we would be very grateful if you could promote and publicise it, so that we get to hear from as many businesses as possible.  This short survey should take no longer than ten minutes to complete Please click here to complete the survey

Government and Partner News

UK Government sets out a timeline for retail to reopen in June

The UK Government announced on Monday 25 May 2020, a roadmap for reopening a broader range of shops starting from next month. 

From 1 June 2020, it intends to allow outdoor markets to reopen, subject to all premises being made COVID-secure, as well as car showrooms, which often have significant outdoor space and where it is generally easier to apply social distancing.

From 15 June 2020, UK Government intends to allow all other retailers, ranging from shops selling clothes, shoes, toys, furniture, books, and electronics, plus tailors, auction houses, photography studios, and indoor markets, if the Government’s five tests are met and they follow the COVID-19 secure guidelines.  You can read the full statement here.

Updated guidance for the retail sector has been published alongside this announcement, detailing the measures retailers should take to meet the necessary social distancing and hygiene standards.  You can find the guidance here

Free business webinar – find out how to make your retail workplace COVID-secure

Thursday 28 May, 11amShops and branches – Guidance for people who run shops, branches, stores or similar environments.  Hosted by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, to find out more about how to make your retail workplace COVID-secure.

Find out how to make your workplace COVID-secure as you re-open.

Wednesday 27 May, at 11am: Factories, plants and warehouses  Join a free webinar, hosted by BEIS to find out more about how to make your workplace COVID-secure, in line with guidance.  Webinars cover a range of different types of workplace settings

From KCCC – Covid and How to Move Your Business Forward Online Event 

Tuesday 2nd June 5pm. There is a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel, not to mention opportunities. During this period of disruption there is significant scope for irreversible and positive transformation as the crisis forces governments and businesses to adapt to a new and changing reality.  Join KCCC for a free online event presented by Robert Moore, Managing Partner of Bright Grahame Murray Accountants.

From The London Growth Hub and the Federation of Small Business – Webinar.

Thursday 28 May at 9.30am in Zoom. Register here.  The webinar will cover: Covid-19 and Business Interruption Insurance, Business Continuity and how to plan for it, Insurance issues around changing Business Models – working from home, temporary closures, working away from your premises, Getting back from Lockdown.  There will be three panellists:

  1. Simon Pitkeathley – LEAP member (Chair)
  2. David Perry – FSB Insurance
  3. Michael Holmes – Barrister at 7 King’s Bench Walk

 If you have any further questions, please get in touch.

From PBC – Upcoming Online Training Courses:

Free Digital Marketing Webinars May-June 2020

Questions Answered: Legal, Contracts and IP – Zoom Meeting With Briffa – May 2020

Planning for Reset: An Approach to Goal-setting for your Business during COVID-19 & Beyond – May 2020

HM Government – New guidance launched to help get businesses safely back to work

Government publishes guidance for employers to help them get their businesses back up and running and workplaces operating safely. See here


RBKC Open – Support Your Local Businesses  

KCCC have opened a Facebook page for all businesses in RBKC to post offers to residents and businesses in the community.  Please feel free to post and share the page links and information to anyone who might be interested.  For everyone in RBKC. 

London – London Growth Hub

Book a free appointment with a business or construction adviser to support your business through COVID-19. Find out more here.

England – HM Government

Business helpline number is FREEPHONE 0800 998 1098. – find out more here.