Weekly Round-Up

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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:

Getting ready to re-open our music shops

Things are moving fast after the Prime Minister’s address on Sunday night and we are now (hopefully) only a matter of a few weeks before we have the go-ahead to get our shops open again…

Here is a summary of all we have collated so far to support this happening:

We held a well-attended Webinar on Monday to discuss getting ready to re-open the shops and you can watch it back here: www.youtube.com/watch

We have also published a useful checklist for shops to consider in getting ready to re-open and you can see it here: www.mia.org.uk/getting-ready-to-re-open-our-shops-a-useful-checklist

We featured an excellent video made by an American Music Shop for their customers and you can see it here: www.mia.org.uk/2020/05/getting-the-shop-ready-for-re-opening-the-video

A flexible future: Brits expected to call time on office life after lockdown

O2 Business’ new report – entitled The Flexible Future of Work, conducted in partnership with ICM and YouGov, is an interesting insight into the future of working life post-Coronavirus. You can read more here: www.mia.org.uk/a-flexible-future-brits-expected-to-call-time-on-office-life-after-lockdown

This follows on from our article: Remote working – planning for the future

HR Webinar: the latest furlough scheme announcement

On Tuesday, we brought you the news that the Chancellor has extended the furlough scheme until October 2020. The safety, security and management of the people working in our industry is central to our thinking at the moment, especially as we get ready to re-open our shops and businesses.

Many of you have important questions that we address here, in another Webinar in partnership with The HR Point. You can watch it here: www.mia.org.uk/hr-webinar-clarity-on-the-latest-furlough-scheme-announcement

Here is the Webinar in Podcast format, in case you’d like to listen to the audio on the go:

You can also download Behind the Beat on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Stitcher and listen when it suits you!