Following UKAS announcement that they will be extending the period during which remote assessment will be undertaken to 1st October 2020 UKAS are running a live webinar at 9am on 4th June 2020, to help businesses prepare. Should you wish to join this webinar please use this link to REGISTER

If you are unable to make the live webinar UKAS have also produced an on-demand video that may be of interest. The video can be accessed HERE

 

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The Government has announced that from 1 July 2020, businesses will be given the flexibility to bring furloughed employees back on a part time basis whilst also announcing the tapering of the financial support offered from August.

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Welcome readers to the Spring issue of the BMTA Newsletter. The first quarter of the year hasn't been quite as expected and has brought with it challenges and difficulties of an unparalleled and exceptional nature.

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The UK Government together with the NHS have produced guidance, for businesses in England, to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible. They are presenting a series of free webinars, hosted by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, to help you to make your workplace COVID-secure.

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The Government published an amended Treasury Direction under the Coronavirus Act 2020 on Friday 22nd May. This replaces the original Treasury Direction, which sets out the technical details of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. The amended Treasury Direction reflects the extension to the Scheme to 30th June but does not address the further extension announced by the Chancellor on 12th May.

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The Government announced in Parliament today (12 May) that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Scheme) will be extended for four months until the end of October for all sectors.

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The pack includes their Return from Furlough template letter, a HR & Employment law checklist, a Health and Safety checklist, a Production and Operations checklist and a Pre-recorded webinar.

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Make UK has recently launched plans for the future: ‘Manufacturing Our Road to Recovery’ which sets out how to boost economic confidence, ensure a safe return to work and build resilience.

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Guidance for employers, employees and the self-employed and the UK Government’s plan to rebuild in their COVID-19 recovery strategy.

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This portal has been set up to support frontline workers to secure the necessary PPE supplies. If your organisation is able to supply PPE please register this with the PPE Exchange

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The Office of Product Safety and Standards provides updated guidance to New High-Volume Manufacturers of COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

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Listen to the short anniversary message from the EUROLAB President, Álvaro Silva Ribeiro: https://www.eurolab.org/30-years

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