THE VF FOUNDATION CONTRIBUTES $1.5 MILLION TO SUPPORT COVID-19 RELIEF EFFORTS

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 […]

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme -BFA Guidance for Employers

Dear Members, BFA is pleased to share with you our understanding of, and some FAQ’s about, the Government ‘Coronavirus Job Retention scheme’ which was launched on 20th March. (In case you can’t access the link, I’ve copied and pasted the whole document below, I hope it helps. Cheryl) The scheme itself means that: All employers can contact HMRC […]

Anatomic Shoes is offering fulfilment and full commerce from our operation in Luton. We can sell via our marketplaces too or can simply offer storage solutions short or long term as well as desks on our fully equipped office once the lockdown is lifted. Best point of contact: info@anatomicshoes.com

Allbirds offer of 2000 free pairs of shoes for NHS workers has ended

Just to let you know that demand has outstripped supply for the Allbirds offer of 24th March for free footwear for 2000 NHS workers. See item published on this website. Well done Allbirds! I’m sure that our gallant NHS workers are delighted with their free Allbirds trainers!  Many of those who work in our hospitals, […]

BFA Update: Guidance on how to access the Government backed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan

I have just received information on the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) which has been introduced as a temporary measure by Government to support the continued provision of finance to UK SMEs during the COVID-19 outbreak. The scheme is live from TODAY and members can find full details here Stay safe, look after yourselves […]

BFA Update: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme BFA Guidance for Employers

Rishi Sunak announced on 20th March 2020 that the Government will establish the ‘CoronavirusJob Retention scheme’. This means that: • All employers can contact HMRC for a grant to cover 80% of a furloughed (i.e. laid off) employee’s wages, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month; • Employers must designate the employee to be […]