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Updates for community businesses

This is Plunkett’s regularly updated page for advice and guidance for all community businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.

Chief Executive’s Update
Plunkett COVID-19 Update
Community Businesses

News and support from Plunkett

From Plunkett
Pubs

Advice and support for community businesses

Advice & Support
Community Businesses

The latest guidance from the government

Government Guidance
Shops

Watch the latest videos from Plunkett and others

Videos
From Plunkett

NEW Responding to concerns of supplies to rural shops

From PLUNKETT: Our chief executive James Alcock responds to concerns over supplies to rural community shops.

Blog from James Alcock

Plunkett’s Community Business Support update

From PLUNKETT: Plunkett’s advisers are here for you – ready to listen to, learn from and respond to the needs of community business.

Community Business Update

NEW Plunkett’s joins calls for rural needs to be understood

From PLUNKETT: Plunkett has joined other organisations in calling for the government to take account of rural needs as it implements measures to control the spread of the coronavius.

Plunkett News

Closure of Pubs and Cafes

From PLUNKETT: A message from James Alcock, our Chief Executive, following the Prime Minister’s announcement that pubs, cafes and restaurants are to close as of 21 March 2020

Plunkett’s Message
Advice and Support

Good Finance Resource

From Good Finance: COVID-19 Resource Hub for Charities & Social Enterprises. This page contains information, resources and tools designed to support charities and social enterprises navigating COVID-19.

Good Finance Guidance

Business support guide

Advice from Co-operatives UK: A quick guide to government support – including grants and tax breaks – focused on helping small businesses cope with COVID‑19 disruption.

Government support

Irish Times: Pop up shops

From The Irish Times: The experience of a restaurant which has opened a pop up shop to help residents during the pandemic.

Irish Times Article

Governance advice

Advice from Co-operatives UK: Advice on holding annual general meetings (AGMs) has been updated after liaising with the Financial Conduct Authority.

Governance advice

NEW ACS Resource Centre

From ACS: This page contains resources for retailers with regard to the developing situation on COVID-19.

Resource Centre

Advice for pubs

From CAMRA: This page aims to provide helpful resources for the publicans, brewers and cider makers while highlighting ways the public can help protect venues from closure.

Pulling Together Campaign

A guide to staying connected

From Local Trust: Information on Covid-19 for Big Local partnerships, workers and Locally Trusted Organisations.

Guidance from Local Trust

Locality’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and support

From Locality: Information and advice to support Locality Members and community organisations during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Locality Advice

Beer and Pub Briefing

From the Beer & Pub Association: Here you will find all of the BBPA’s briefing on COVID-19 and how to access Government support.

BBPA’s briefing

ACS Advice Page

From ACS: This page contains resources for retailers with regard to the developing situation on COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

ACS Guidance

HR advice

Advice from Co-operatives UK: Social distancing and school closures are just two of the COVID‑19 impacts on absenteeism from work.

HR advice

Home Deliveries

From ACS: This new guidance details what retailers should consider when starting a home delivery service.

Home deliveries

NCVO Guidance Page

From NCVO: This information is intended to help you decide what steps you and your organisation may need to take in light of the spread of the covid-19 virus.

NCVO Guidance
Government Guidance

Guidance for employees, employers and businesses

From BEIS: The Chancellor has set out a package of measures to support businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19.

Guidance for employees, employers & businesses

Guidance for employees, employers and businesses

From BEIS: The Chancellor has set out a package of measures to support businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19.

Guidance for employees, employers & businesses

Coronavirus – Business support launch

From HM Treasury: Businesses will be able to access government support from Monday 23 March to keep operating in the face of the global economic emergency brought on by coronavirus.

Business Support
Guidance for Devolved Nations

Welsh Government Updates

From the Welsh Government: The latest updates and advice for Wales.

Welsh Government Updates

NEW Wales Co-operative Centre Covid-19 updates

Wales Co-operative Centre: This page contains updated resources for co-operatives in Wales.

Guidance from Co-operatives Wales

NEW Business Wales guide

From Business Wales: A guide to the measures available to support businesses and workers across Wales.

Business Wales Guide

Scottish Government Updates

From the Scottish Government: The latest updates and advice for Scotland.

Scottish Government Updates

NEW Information Hub for Scotland

From SCVO:This information hub will be regularly updated with official information for charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations in Scotland.

Third Sector Information Hub

Northern Ireland Executive Updates

From the NI Executive: The latest updates and advice for Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland Executive Updates
Videos

More Than A Pub

From The George & Dragon, Hudswell, North Yorkshire: Plunkett is sharing advice and experience from community pubs. If you have an experience to share get in touch by emailing communications@plunkett.co.uk

The George & Dragon

NEW More Than A Pub

From The Kings Arms Inn, Stockland: Plunkett is sharing advice and experience from community pubs. If you have an experience to share get in touch by emailing communications@plunkett.co.uk

The Kings Arms

NHS: Coronavirus stay at home advice

He’s here to share information about coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, when you will need to stay at home and importantly, how long for.

NHS Guidance

NEW Chief Executive Update

Update: James Alcock with an update on the world of community business during the coronavirus outbreak in the UK. If you have an experience to share get in touch by emailing communications@plunkett.co.uk

Watch on YouTube

More Than A Pub

From The Crown, Hesket Newmarket: Plunkett is sharing advice and experience from community pubs. If you have an experience to share get in touch by emailing communications@plunkett.co.uk

The Old Crown

Webinar on COVID-19 and support for co-ops

Co-ops UK: Advice from representatives from Co-ops UK’s Advice, Policy and Membership teams. They also answered questions from co-operatives experiencing issues as a result of COVID-19.

Webinar on COVID-19
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