Free Membership of the CBI for 6 months
With the ramifications of COVID-19 being felt by companies across the UK, the CBI has committed to providing the business community with support and resources to manage the impact during this incredibly difficult time.
Owing to the severity of this unfolding situation, we want to reach out to offer complimentary access to our member resources for 6 months and the opportunity to directly share your concerns and needs.
The CBI team is in daily contact with the government to convey the real-time impact on business and the urgent measures needed as the situation develops, sharing information and guidance with our members as it becomes available. This includes:
· A dedicated coronavirus hub to provide up-to-date guidance for businesses on the government and financial support available, how to support your employees and give clarification on emergency legislation.
· Signposting to the current UK government guidance for employers.
· Regular updates about the full economic impact of coronavirus.
· Access to a rapid response unit to field and answer questions from businesses.
· A conduit for the UK’s Chief Scientific Adviser on the UK government’s coronavirus pandemic strategy.
· Webinars so companies can hear directly from the CBI’s executive team, as well as discuss topics such as effectively working remotely, and the impact being felt on businesses’ supply chains.
The situation is moving extremely fast, but at the time of writing we are urging the government to act by the end of the week on several key areas:
1. Supporting the self-employed, by extending elements of the Job Retention Scheme.
2. Obtaining further clarity on the Job Retention Scheme, for example the treatment of NI payments.
3. Enabling the ‘stranded middle’ to access finance; Businesses whose turnover is over £45m, but not large enough to qualify for the Bank of England’s corporate support measures are struggling to access finance they need to keep going. CBI working with the Treasury and others to help bridge this gap.
4. Supporting banks’ capacity to deliver; Funding and liquidity is in the financial system, the key priority is to get it to where it’s most needed, and at pace.
5. Government should replicate messaging used to relieve pressures on food supply for those seeking help from banks to ensure support is targeted to where it’s most needed.
There are many opportunities to get involved. We convene CEO's, FD's, COOs, Govt Affairs Directors, HR Directors and many other C-suite business leaders. We can connect you to the conversations that matter, so you can directly have your say about the urgent action you feel is needed, to help your business right now.
Your time-limited complimentary membership is simple to activate, please reply firstname.lastname@example.org and we can start your membership straight away, and ensure you are receiving the information and engagement opportunities you need.
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With best wishes,