The Furniture Makers’ Company, working with all the industry’s major trade associations, has pooled together information and advice on dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic for businesses and individuals.

The links below have been sorted by originating body and then catalogued by subject further down the page.

Where possible, we have provided a link directly to the live source, so you always have access to the most up-to-date information.

Please be aware that the dates for downloadable documents relate to the date of publication. Please exercise caution when reading this information as further details may have been released in what is a quickly developing situation and bookmark this page for quick access in the future.

Advice sorted by institution

Government

Coronavirus – what you need to do

Coronavirus financial support

COVID-19: guidance for employees, employers and businesses

Business Closures and Stay at Home FAQs

Further businesses and premises to close: guidance

Anti Copying in Design

ACID legal affiliate, Burness Paull, produce employers guidance note on new coronavirus job retention scheme

ACID supports Design Week’s & other’s stance for more freelancer support

Impact of COVID-19 on IP licences and franchises

British Contract Furnishing Association

BCFA COVID Risk Register

British Furniture Confederation

COVID-19 Activity Review (27 March 2020)

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Furniture Industry (23 March 2020)

Finance support for the self-employed (26 March 2020)

British Furniture Manufacturers Association

COVID-19 Hub

The British Institute for Kitchen, Bedroom and Bathroom Installation

Advice for installers

Federation of Small Businesses

Coronavirus: Financial help explained for SMEs and the self-employed

The Furniture Makers’ Company

Dealing with COVID-19: a guide for emergency financial support for furnishing industry workers

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Considerations for group auditors impacted by coronavirus (25 March 2020)

UK practical business advice: COVID-19

KPMG

Understanding the impact of coronavirus

COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme (22 March 2020)

COVID-19 financial support for SMEs (22 March 2020)

Advice sorted by theme

Employment

ACAS – Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for employers and employees

Government – Employment and financial support

Financial advice

British Business Bank – Coronavirus business interruption loan scheme (CBILS)

Entitled to – Benefits calculator

Finance support for the self-employed (26 March 2020)

FSB – Coronavirus: Financial help explained for SMEs and the self-employed

The Furniture Makers’ Company – Dealing with COVID-19: a guide for emergency financial support for furnishing industry workers

Job retention

CG Professional – Job Retention Scheme Update (26 March 2020)

ICAEW – Considerations for group auditors impacted by coronavirus (25 March 2020)

KPMG COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme (22 March 2020)

Mental health and wellbeing

Mental Health Foundation – How to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak

MIND – Coronavirus and your wellbeing

The Sleep Council – Sleep tips

Supporting the NHS

Donate your PPE


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