The BFA’s purpose, as a trade body, is to represent all categories of florists. By uniting with other sectors in our industry, listening to feedback, your views, and the needs of our florists we can then form a communication channel between the government and the industry. Our messages regarding the current Covid-19 situation are all completely impartial and unbiased. Factual information is being shared so that you are well informed and aware of the official guidelines and regulations provided … Read moreClarifying the BFA position on Covid-19
Easter Bank holiday is almost upon us and so here we have listed the holiday entitlement information to help you and your staff. Ensure that you have discussed and covered every aspect of holiday leave while Covid-19 exists. How to treat holidays for staff on Furlough Leave If the employee has pre-booked holiday which will … Read moreHoliday entitlement for employees.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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