No one wants to make redundancies or close the door on employees but sometimes these difficult decisions have to be done, but there are rules. In terms of redundancies this is a little more complex and will depend on individual circumstances and it is likely that more specific and individual advice will be needed. Follow the … Read more COVID-19 Guidance on business restructure.
This week we have received 2 more letters from the BEIS. Not a lot more information than we know already but reassuring all the same. The first letter received was via Kevin Foster MP who kindly wrote to the BEIS (sometime ago) on behalf of the BFA, regarding the ‘Click and Collect situation. The 2nd … Read more Covid-19 the latest letters from BEIS.
For 11 years the BFA’s involvment with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been one of great pleasure and a huge publicity for not only your trade association but also those hundreds of florists that competed in the heats and finals of the ‘RHS Chelsea Florist of the Year’ and the ‘RHS Young Chelsea Florist … Read more The BFA and Chelsea Flower Show .
Currently florists are still non essential and as such must stay closed but may continue to trade online and over the phone. Confirmed by government today via the website ………. All retail, other than those exempt, must close their premises to members of the public. However, staff may be present to make deliveries or provide … Read more New announcements on Covid-19: What next for Florists and how to prepare.
It’s so nice when the Peonies are here again! You can already start working with Peonies on special floral arrangements as early as February. They are enchanting when combined with delicate spring flowers. Or use a bunch of Peonies in a single colour to make a powerful statement. PEONY TIME! Florists can start using a … Read more Peonies-Mays golden girls.
HMRC have now set an opening date of Monday 20 April 2020 for their online portal. This is good news for all businesses who can make preparations to make their first claims through the government Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). Payments expected by 30 April 2020. The government have just announced a change to the … Read more Job Retention-online from 20th April.
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 more Clarifying the BFA position on Covid-19
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 more Covid-19 Documents and Policies.
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 more Latest florist news Covid -19.
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 more Covid-19 latest advice from BFA