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22 results

'The future of the office and office workers' report
19th October, 2020
BCFA reveals seismic change in the way we work now is here to stay

Domestic flammability regulations are the focus of a new training session
25th September, 2020
Includes requirements, responsibilities, testing and labelling

New guidance for employers of home workers
17th September, 2020
Employers have same health and safety responsibilities for home workers as for any other workers

British furniture industry launches campaign to save jobs
16th September, 2020
‘Buy the Best, Buy British, Save Jobs’ campaign aims to make people aware of the jobs at stake in the wake of COVID 19

Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 as amended
25th August, 2020
Due to Covid-19 OPSS have been revising their timetable and does not expect to have new regulations ready until 2022

Covid-19 SME Cyber survey
5th August, 2020
SME experiences of working from home and dealing with organisational cybersecurity

Support for small businesses to survive and thrive beyond COVID
5th August, 2020
Small Business Leadership Programme and Peer Networks Programme launch

Recovery Advice for Business scheme
10th July, 2020
Access free support from experts and help your business recover from the impact of Coronavirus

Beyond 100 days of home working
9th July, 2020
Guides on the ergonomics of home working, full practical tips for any new, or a seasoned home worker

Expenses and benefits provided to employees during coronavirus
9th July, 2020
Updated to include information about PPE

Staying COVID-19 Secure in 2020: notice
9th July, 2020
Updated to reflect the change in the 2m social distancing rule

Latest performance of the furniture industry for 2019
22nd June, 2020
Decline in exports subdues overall positive growth performance by manufacturers

Government provides further halt to business evictions
22nd June, 2020
New code provides support to shops and local firms planning their future recovery

Reopening safely during coronavirus
19th June, 2020
New tool to help businesses identify whether they can reopen safely

New FIRA International brochure
16th June, 2020
See all the services in one place

Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund
10th June, 2020
Support for small and micro businesses in England

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
1st June, 2020
Flexibility to bring furloughed employees back part time

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) webinars
20th May, 2020
How to make your workplace COVID-secure

Trade Credit Insurance intervention
15th May, 2020
New Q&A available

Working safely during coronavirus
12th May, 2020
Covers factories / warehouses. homes, offices, shops, vehicles

Government COVID-19 recovery strategy
11th May, 2020
The strategy sets out a cautious roadmap

Coronavirus webinars and playbacks
7th May, 2020
Topics include tax, loans, grants and wage support

Member News Feed

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Flexiform Face New Challenges When Installing Furniture During Pandemic With These Council Offices - Flexiform Business Furniture Ltd - 23rd September, 2020
Flexiform has recently completed the full office fit-out and installation of furniture for a Council located in South West England.

Gratnells prioritising production of medical equipment in response to demand generated by Coronavirus outbreak - Gratnells - 14th April, 2020
A large number of trolleys have already been supplied to the London Nightingale Hospital

Training Events Feed

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BM Trada webinar: The Future of Health and Safety in the Workplace
Thursday 26 Nov, 2020 - 14:00
BM Trada's experts will explain how hygiene can result in better health, ultimately leading to increased productivity, improved business performance and greater customer satisfaction.


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Ensuring that we play a responsible role in supporting the containment of the pandemic

Archived Entries
Archived Entries


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Apprenticeships during COVID-19
3rd June, 2020 - Archived 31st October, 2020
Guidance for apprentices and employers

Supporting with COVID-19 knowledge
8th April, 2020 - Archived 30th September, 2020
New central resource for COVID-19 information

COVID-19 - Coronavirus update
13th March, 2020 - Archived 31st August, 2020
Business Readiness Bulletin – 11th March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Businesses and Employers Bulletin
29th April, 2020 - Archived 31st October, 2020
Sign-up to receive Government alerts

BFC Briefing on COVID-19 Business Assistance
24th March, 2020 - Archived 24th September, 2020
Support the Government has made available for businesses

Impact of COVID-19 on the Furniture and Furnishings Industry
20th May, 2020 - Archived 31st October, 2020
All-Party Parliamentary Furniture Industry Group (APPFIG) report

BFC: COVID-19 activity review
30th March, 2020 - Archived 30th September, 2020
Letter to the Chancellor, engagement with BEIS, APPFIG work

Inquiry on the impact of COVID-19
28th April, 2020 - Archived 31st October, 2020
Video conference on 30 April.

Government depts are hosting free webinars
1st May, 2020 - Archived 30th September, 2020
Helping businesses understand the Covid-19 support available

Provide insight and analysis to BEIS
11th June, 2020 - Archived 31st July, 2020
Input on measures needed to support economic recovery

Coronavirus business support blog
15th May, 2020 - Archived 31st October, 2020
New case studies from businesses making their workplaces COVID-secure

Small Business Commissioner updates
3rd June, 2020 - Archived 31st October, 2020
Late payment support through the coronavirus virus

Job Retention Scheme extended
13th May, 2020 - Archived 31st October, 2020
Extended for four months until the end of October 2020

Trade Credit Insurance guarantee
13th May, 2020 - Archived 31st October, 2020
Government will temporarily guarantee business-to-business transactions

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme webinar
15th June, 2020 - Archived 29th August, 2020
Taking place Thursday 18 and Friday 19 June

FAQs: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
3rd April, 2020 - Archived 31st October, 2020
How the Scheme fits within employment law

Social distancing in the workplace
8th April, 2020 - Archived 30th September, 2020
BEIS publishes advice applicable to furniture sector

Secretary of State: letter to retailers and manufacturers
9th April, 2020 - Archived 30th September, 2020
Support to keep supply chains moving

Industry charity reaches out to affected employees
3rd April, 2020 - Archived 2nd October, 2020
Welfare support for those affected by coronavirus

Personal support grants
21st May, 2020 - Archived 31st October, 2020
The Furniture Makers Company increasing help available

BSI releases suite of best practice standards
6th April, 2020 - Archived 31st October, 2020
Risk and business continuity standards publicly available

FIRA International - continuing to operate safely
12th May, 2020 - Archived 31st October, 2020
Strict social distancing and hygiene measures in place

FIRA Service Technicians operations resuming
18th May, 2020 - Archived 29th August, 2020
Resumption of service planned in June