Universal Credit Claimant Commitment changes – July 2020

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The Universal Credit guidance around the Claimant Commitment was updated on 1st July. You can see details on GOV.UK here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-and-your-claimant-commitment-quick-guide If you open the updates at the bottom you’ll see the change is:1 July 2020. Removed the wording ‘You will not get a sanction if you cannot keep to your Claimant Commitment because of […]

Items of Interest follow up

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Further to yesterday’s email, please find attached: ·  Guidance we have produced on Reopening Bristol’s bars, pubs and restaurants. Information for the hospitality sector on BARBIE (Bristol Association of Restaurants Bars & Independent Establishments) webinars covering different areas of the city. Also, find out more about Visit Britain’sGood to Go scheme, designed to reassure customers that businesses […]

COVID-ready measures in Bristol

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COVID-19 Awareness course from CPD Online College which can be accessed via Tendo. It might be useful for employers looking to get buy-in from staff about the severity of COVID. More information on the course here – it’s free to take and employees can self-enrol from home: https://www.tendo.com/blog/free-covid-19-awareness-course.

Items of Interest

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1. The Coronavirus Small Business Discretionary Grant has reopened for new applications, as there are still funds available (phase one is now closed, and we are aiming to notify businesses on the outcome of their application over the next few weeks). Eligible businesses for the new phase are strongly advised to review the application form as […]

Renew Normal – People’s Commission on Life after COVID-19

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Renew Normal is the national conversation around what should happen after the COVID-19 crisis. The People’s Commission on Life After Covid-19 is being run by Demos, an educational charity.  Find out more at demos.co.uk. To start with, we need as many people as possible to tell us how life has changed and how you feel about […]

Items of Interest

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1. The UK Government has published a code of practice to encourage commercial tenants and landlords to work together to protect viable businesses during the coronavirus pandemic; more here. 2. Read the Food Standards Agency’s checklist to support food businesses in reopening safely during COVID-19 after a period of inaction here. 3. Bristol is now the […]

Items of Interest

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1. The aim of the UK Government backed Better Business for All (BBfA) initiative is to support economic growth by making it easier to do business through supporting compliance and removing regulatory barriers. A BBfA toolkit has been produced to help you restart your business safely; see attached. 2. See attached also the latest guidelines (updated 14 […]

Launch of Are You OK? Campaign

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Bristol residents are being urged to make time to check in with one another following the launch of a new Are you OK? campaign in the city. The new campaign, launched by the Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership and Bristol City Council, coincides with the start of Stop Adult Abuse Week (15-19 June) and aims to […]

COVID-19 Employer support – live webinars

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As part of the government’s commitment to support businesses and individuals, the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme is now live on GOV‌.UK. Find out if you can use the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme, or how to make a claim on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, by joining one of the following updated webinars.Demand […]

Items of Interest

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1. Bristol City Council is in the process of contacting businesses about helping them return to work safely while continuing to face the challenges posed by COVID-19. Please see attached. And this page of the UK Government’s website has been updated with a link to pre-recorded webinars on how to make your business safe during COVID-19. […]