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The British Florist Association is the only recognised trade association in the UK, representing 8000 professional flower shops across the country.

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The Institute of Professional Florists

The IoPF upholds the professional status of florists in the UK by maintaining consistently high standards within the floristry industry through training and qualifications.

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BFA Vision 2020 has been postponed but not cancelled. We will update you as soon as we have confirmed the new date.

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Published on 1st April 2020 in Industry News

As you can appreciate these answers may not be the same as we have written today Tuesday 24th, but we have taken on board as much factual information as we can, by following Government updates, speaking to other associations, wholesalers, and our florist industry colleagues. 1, Does a florist shop count as non-essential? – Yes, ... Read moreCovid-19. Your questions- our answers

Published on 31st March 2020 in Industry News

Covid-19 We can only share the facts with you, it is your responsibility to decide what is best for you, your staff and customers. Please follow Government guidelines at all times and stay safe. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills help line said ‘’Flower shops have to close to the public. Florist can trade on-line, ... Read moreImportant grant information for Florists.

Published on 27th March 2020 in For the Industry

We have a huge number of self-employed florists in the UK and so therefore its not surprising that the BBC’s website includes pictures of flower sellers rather than hairdressers or any other retail sector. The scheme will be open to those with a trading profit of less than £50,000 in 2018-19 or an average trading ... Read moreCovid-19 Self-employed Florists

Published on 26th March 2020 in Latest Industry Events

As employers and business owners we all need to ensure that you have the correct information. We have included 2 documents here for everyone to use. Use the time you have, to ensure that you and your employees are up to date with the regulations required while Covid-19 exists and staff have been laid off. ... Read moreCovid-19 Documents and Policies.

Published on 24th March 2020 in For the Industry

A statement from the BFA. The COVID-19 pandemic is having an impact on the business we rely on, the health and well being of our families and our daily lives. We are here to help. In our all our years as an association we have seen many happenings but none as unprecedented as this and ... Read moreStatement from the BFA.

Published on 24th March 2020 in Industry News

Here we are listing all the updated information with Covid-19 and your business. Read the points below that apply to you but please note that Local Authorities and Banks are also waiting for Government advice, for example on Cash Grants. We have listed in simple terms the following. Laying off your employees. Deferring VAT and ... Read moreLatest florist news Covid -19.

Published on 23rd March 2020 in Notice Board

Time to Pay The government will ensure that businesses and self-employed individuals in financial distress and with outstanding tax liabilities receive support with their tax affairs. HMRC has set up a dedicated COVID-19 helpline to help those in need, and they may be able to agree a bespoke Time to Pay arrangement. Time to Pay ... Read moreFlorists – Time to pay and SSP.

Published on 18th March 2020 in Industry News

Press release from the British Florist Association. Mother’s Day- business as usual for UK florists. Florist around the UK have seen unprecedented circumstances, but flowers are in the shops and online business is back to normal and bucking the climate as Mother’s Day sales hit the high volumes we expected. As flowers sales in the ... Read morePress Release from British Florist Association.

Published on 18th March 2020 in Industry News

At the BFA we are mindful of the rumours and disjointed information. Here is bullet point advice, short and practical news including latest updates from the Dutch Embassy and Royal Flora Holland. At all times we are here to help whenever we can with factual information and general support. Wholesalers- Business as usual. Flowers arriving ... Read moreCovid-19 latest advice from BFA

Published on 17th March 2020 in Notice Board

A statement for florists advising customers of extra precautions you are taking to alleviate any customer concerns and keep everyone safe. We hope you find it helpful. COVID-19 statement. As a local independent business within our community we would like to reassure all our customers that their health and safety and that ... Read moreBusiness statement

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