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:

NAMM Announces Believe in Music Week, The Global Gathering to Unite and Support the Industry

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and with the health and safety of NAMM members as the first priority, NAMM is reimagining how to connect all facets of the industry while benefiting those most deeply impacted by COVID-19 with the launch of Believe in Music: The global gathering to unify and support the people who bring music to the world…

Why music will be key when schools re-open

Graeme Barclay, owner and founder of Beat Buddies Music has written a great article for Tes Global which focuses on the importance of music within schools as education prepares to recover from COVID-19. He highlights how music offers escapism, resilience and inclusion which are all crucial as schools reopen amid the crisis…

The Job Retention Bonus – FAQ’s

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s ‘Plan for Jobs’ set out how the government intends to support economic recovery in the UK. One element of this plan was the Job Retention Bonus (JRB). The purpose of the JRB was to provide additional support to employers who want to retain employees coming off the furlough scheme. The MIA’s Business Support Helpline Partner, Croner, received a number of queries as a result of this announcement, so they decided to put together some FAQs…

#CanDoMusic

#CanDoMusic is a UK-wide campaign aiming to ensure all children and young people resume their musical learning when schools reopen. It offers practical teaching resources, advice and guidance on how to adapt to the “new normal” and information to support with advocating for music in school. Its mission is to celebrate and unlock the innovation of music teachers and senior leaders, ensuring that music plays a central role in rebuilding school communities…

‘Passport: Back to Our Roots’ – the new campaign to raise money for grassroots music venues

Elbow, Everything Everything, Public Service Broadcasting and The Slow Readers Club are the first artists to announce gigs for Passport: Back to Our Roots, the new campaign to raise money for grassroots music venues at risk of closure…

Importing goods from January 2021: The UK Global Tariff

The UK has left the EU and is currently in the transition period which will end on 31 December 2020. Businesses should take action now to start preparing for new trading rules which will be in effect from January 2021. This article by the Department for International Trade sets out what you need to know if your business imports goods from overseas…