Venues required by law to record contact details
Premises and venues across England must have a system in place by law to record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff in the latest move to break the chains of transmission of coronavirus.

  • Businesses and other public settings where people meet socially including hospitality, close contact and leisure venues must record contact details of customers, visitors and staff on their premises.
  • Details must be stored for 21 days and shared with NHS Test and Trace, if requested.
  • Fixed penalties for organisations that do not comply.

For further information please HERE.
Changes to the Job Retention Scheme
From 1 September employers will need to fund 10% of furloughed employees’ usual wages for the hours they do not work and continue to pay their National Insurance and pension contributions.

You can read more information about the changes HERE.

Learn more - upcoming webinar
Make sure you have the latest information on the extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and flexible furloughing by joining the live webinar:
  • HMRC will provide an overview of the scheme, including flexible furloughing, examples of how to work out the amount you can claim and the changes for September and October.
  • Also share information on the Job Retention Bonus, including how to check if you’re eligible.
  • A webinar is offered several times. Select the date and time that works best for you. Choose a date and time HERE.
Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme - Webinar
If you haven’t been able to join HMRC's popular webinar about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme, more dates have now been added. Get the latest information on:
• Who can claim
• When to start paying SSP
• Employees you can claim for
• Making a claim
• Keeping records, and more.

The webinar is offered several times. Select the date and time that works best for you. Chose a date a time HERE.
Companies House resumes voluntary strike off process
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Companies House paused all strike off activity to relieve the burden on businesses and to protect creditors and other interested parties who may have had difficulties in registering an objection.

This means all companies that applied to be struck off before July 2020 will be taken off the register in a phased approach over the next four weeks, starting on 10 September 2020. For further information please HERE.
Become a 'Community Champion' and help beat COVID-19 in Luton
Luton Council is recruiting an army of volunteers to take on the important role of community champions - helping to spread key public health messages in order to help protect the town from Covid-19.

Each champion will receive regular updates from Luton Council to communicate with their friends, families and wider communities - the council is looking for people from all walks of life to volunteer, including town centre business owners and workers.

For more information and to sign up click HERE.
Business Support Guide

Our comprehensive coronavirus Business Support Guide has been updated to reflect the new phase of guidance as announced by the Government.

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