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Government updates on Coronavirus crisis – Friday, April 17th

Please find two important updates on the CoronaVirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and an expansion to the Government’s loan scheme (CLBILS) which now includes a CLBILS Plus scheme for larger businesses previously excluded. The online claim service for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be launched on GOV.UK on Monday, April 20th with funds expected to start being distributed from 25th April. Any […]

Moda to be co-hosted alongside Autumn Fair for the SS21 edition

Amid challenging times, Moda, the heart of UK fashion, has announced its response to the rapid spread of COVID-19 within the UK and around the world. Reiterating their commitment to bringing people together from across the industry, Moda has announced a new campaign, focused on community, as well as new dates for the show. Following […]

The Schuh Trust donates £3m to the COVID-19 Relief Effort

In response to the national crisis, the Schuh Trust will support the relief effort with a combined donation of £3m, to the National Emergencies Trust and the NHS Charities Together COVID-19 Appeal. The Schuh Trust was founded in 2011 following the acquisition of schuh, the UK footwear retailer, by US company Genesco Inc. Since 2011, […]

Wortmann Group Detmold – Support Package worth millions

Wortmann presents a unique business support package worth millions Responsibility, partnership and trust – especially in a crisis! The corona virus crisis poses an unprecedented challenge to trade and industry. In response, the family-owned company from Detmold is introducing comprehensive measures aimed at tackling the situation as effectively as they can in conjunction with their […]

BFA NewsGovernment updates on Coronavirus crisis – Thursday, April 16th

BFA NewsGovernment updates on Coronavirus crisis – Thursday, April 16th

Government updates on Coronavirus crisis – Thursday, April 16th Dear members, I hope you’re all safe and well? Please find attached the most recent updates from Government regarding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) which will hopefully help you secure access to funds when it goes live next week. I also wanted to remind members to make sure you stop any VAT […]


Contribution includes an additional $500,000 community match campaign to amplify collective impact The VF Foundation, the private grant making organization funded by VF Corporation, one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies, today announced that it will contribute an initial $1.5 million to support local communities around the world as they respond to […]

Havaianas parent company Alpargatas creates a “Goodwill Partnership” to help combat COVID-19

The company will produce protective equipment for health professionals and will make donations to the most vulnerable communities. Alpargatas is spearheading the “Goodwill Partnership” network to unite partners and volunteers who want to contribute in the fight against COVID-19. Roberto Funari, president of Alpargatas announced: “Our aim is to unite our efforts, starting with actions […]

HM Revenue & Customs Advice Re Making a full export declaration

Find out what you need to do when making a full declaration to send goods from the UK to countries outside of the EU. From: HM Revenue & Customs Contents When to submit How to submit After you’ve submitted When you export goods from the EU you must make a full declaration unless you are authorised […]

Moving goods through customs during the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Moving goods through customs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) Find out about moving goods and clearing customs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Published 1 April 2020 From: HM Revenue & Customs Contents Changes to the way you operate Completing supplementary declarations Changes to the way you operate Exports less than €3000 in value If you have […]

BFA Update on Coronavirus Crises

BFA Update on Coronavirus Crises

Government updates on Coronavirus crisis Monday, April 6th Dear members, Just a few new updates from Government this morning including changes to certain areas of Customs and details on further support and guidance that may assist some members with the impact of the Coronavirus crisis. 1 a) Moving goods through Customs during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice has now […]