MIAnews weekly round-up: here’s what you need to know!


Here are some of the key industry news stories that we’ve brought you this week, in case you missed them…

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Here’s this week’s key stories:

 “I’m the boss, can I furlough myself?” – some new clarity!

This article includes updates on a range of questions that needed more detail, including the important one concerning Directors being able to furlough themselves.

Critical new support to save the high street

The Save The High Street organisation has launched the first end-to-end COVID-19 support programme for the 200,000+ local business owners across the UK struggling on the Coronavirus-era high street.

Can I keep my business open?

This short article was written in response to the uncertainty that some businesses in the industry are experiencing in relation to government advice.

HR Webinar: further guidance on Furlough leave

The safety, security and management of the people working in our industry is naturally occupying a huge amount of our thinking at the moment. We are pleased to bring you another Webinar in partnership with the HR Point, which gives you the latest updates on furloughing staff. Many thanks for all your questions, Nicky tries to answer them all!