MIA support for our industry through the virus crisis


Your trade body is welcoming of the support that the government is gradually offering to UK businesses (see article from Wednesday here), but we also want to help our shops, suppliers and associated businesses. We are therefore announcing the following expanded support services for all members of the MIA:

FREE Business Helplines

All members can access the FREE Croner Business Helplines for on-the- phone legal advice.

We have now increased the breadth of support as follows:

Employment Law – INCLUDING Coronavirus related questions

Commercial legal – INCLUDING Government support related questions

(Plus VAT, Tax, PAYE and Health and Safety)

And… watch out for upcoming Croner Webinars to help us understand the detail of latest Government announcements of support in relation to the virus.

If you are not sure of the MIA Scheme Number details with which to call Croner, call us on 01403 800500

Plus, to further support you in dealing with the crisis, we are also launching this additional FREE service to ALL members with immediate effect:

FREE dedicated HR and Employment Law service

Once you have called Croner, you may still need additional help and guidance. Our long-term HR partner, Nicky Gleadow of The HR Point is now available to offer guidance and support for your business in relation to HR and Employment Law.

Nicky is an experienced HR Consultant with detailed employment law knowledge, she is experienced in helping business managing reducing employment costs and also in redundancy situations. Nicky will be able to give you advice, documentation and even support you by running meetings (via Skype in current climate) with employees if you want to have additional support when talking to your employees at this time.

The MIA has funded Nicky to allow her to support as many of you as possible further to the help Croner are able to give you. Nicky can be contacted at:


01903 783584


In summary

This is a unique moment in time and surely one when we all need to pull together to secure the future of our wonderful industry and to ensure we retain our chain of amazing businesses that serve the British music-making community?

If you can help in any way or have any ideas that we should consider, please email paulmc@mia.org.uk or call 01403 800500

You can see up-to-date COVID-19 guidance and information here – www.mia.org.uk/covid-19/