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The government has announced a 4-week pause at Step 3. Step 3 restrictions remain in place, and you should follow the guidance on this page, which explains what you can and cannot do.

Following a review of the red-amber-green travel list, the government announced on 3 June that Portugal is being removed from the green list and being put onto the amber list as of 8 June. That means that anyone traveling back from Portugal after that date will now have to isolate for 10 days upon their return. There were also seven more countries added to the red list. 

This week we hit another deadline in the roadmap out of lockdown. Many businesses will be returning to their regular working patterns, and there is more freedom for your employees too.

As the UK opens up, and summer quickly approaches, more staff will want to take time off—usually at the same time.

Virtual Selling? Optimise Your New Sales Reality!

No one saw COVID-19 coming, as a result, your sales approach must adapt rapidly to be successful in this new virtual sales environment.

Join us on Thursday 13th May 11.00am to focus on key strategies and specific practical tips you can implement to take your virtual skills to the next level.

You will discover:

· How to create interest and engagement for new prospects and existing clients.

MTA Associate Member, Citation, is running a free webinar specifically for manufacturing businesses, to address some of the key issues facing the sector – from COVID-related considerations to broader challenges surrounding HR, Employment Law and Health & Safety.

During this free 60-minute webinar, they’ll take a deep dive into some key updates and talking points, including:

The Secretary of State has written to UK businesses to inform them of new workplace testing measures to find people who have the virus but show no symptoms, so they can

isolate quickly and not spread the virus to their colleagues and their families.

No doubt you’re aware of the roadmap out of lockdown announced Monday by the Prime Minister.

The steps announced were promising. You may have a clearer indication on when you can re-open—but not necessarily how.

The business department, BEIS has stressed the guidance on gov.uk is that the guidance that people should work at home where they can is set to remain in place until June at the earliest.  This guidance has not changed since spring last year (despite comments from some senior politicians last autumn, urging office workers to go back return to their offices).

BEIS asks firms to note that the latest guidance says:

From 15 February, if you arrive in England and have travelled in a country on the banned travel list (sometimes called the ‘red list’) in the last 10 days, you will need to quarantine (self-isolate) in a government qua

Bounce Back Loan – new payment flexibilities

Bounce Back Loan borrowers will now have the option to tailor payments according to their individual circumstances. Pay as You Grow repayment flexibilities now provide businesses with the following options to:

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