Coronavirus

Attracting new customers on a limited budget post lockdown

For many small business owners, the worry caused by COVID-19 and the impact it has had on their business could be huge. Whether you are slowly reopening your business premises as lockdown eases, or have remained open throughout offering key services, much of your budget will be spent on the measures to reopen safely. Businesses…

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The future of offices in the UK post lockdown

During the coronavirus lockdown, Britain’s office workers have had to get used to a new set of rules. Physical offices have shut down, and employees are learning how to do their jobs from home. Whilst we’re learning how to use a remote desktop, a VPN and new video chat software, like Microsoft Teams, we should…

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Reopening a business after lockdown

Many businesses have been forced to close their premises or change the way they operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. But with restrictions being gradually lifted, read our advice for life after lockdown and reopening a business. Here are our top 3 tips on how to prepare your business premises to re-open. 1. Design for social…

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Business energy customers & how we’re adapting customer support after coronavirus

How we’re supporting our business energy customers and employees COVID-19 is affecting everyone – but we can get through it if we all support each other. Looking after our customers and employees is our top priority. So whilst we’re working hard to prioritise emergencies and put the needs of our most vulnerable customers first, we’re…

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Lockdown makes climate change targets more achievable

The Coronavirus lockdown has, without a doubt, changed the energy requirements of the world. This is especially so in the transport sector, a domain that’s responsible for 23% of global carbon dioxide emissions. During this period, countries like the UK have seen a 60% decrease in the use of privately-owned cars which in turn reduces carbon…

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Future Net Zero: where do we go from here?

Watch the webinar with Gab and Future Net Zero Not long ago there was an appetite for net zero. The extinction rebellion movement was making headlines, public momentum was strong, and businesses were investing in green technologies. And, since COVID-19 we’ve seen the effects of less pollution and clearer skies, all around the world. But…

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Supporting Carers UK with the 2.6 Challenge (COVID-19)

The impact of coronavirus in the UK has been significant. Businesses have had to adapt quickly to mobilise a virtual workplace, or ensure shop floors, factories or offices follow social distance guidelines and are deep cleaned. People across the country have had to adapt to a new normal. And charities are feeling the impact of…

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Supporting employees with their mental health

The impact of COVID-19 on mental health at work The uncertainty and fear caused by COVID-19 can have a severe impact on the mental health of your employees. People may be fearful over the risk of infection they feel for themselves and their loved ones. Many employees are having to work from home with the…

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Business insurance is essential during COVID-19

The spread of coronavirus is like nothing the UK has seen for a century. The health cost of COVID-19 has been tragic, but the COVID-19 pandemic is starting to evolve. The focus is shifting towards an effort to return to work, while addressing the changes needed in the months ahead. For many businesses preparing to…

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Coronavirus: More Government support for businesses explained

Since March more measures to support businesses and self-employed during the COVID-19 crisis has been announced by the Government. Below you’ll find a quick summary of the latest updates, how they may affect you and how to access them. 1. Job Retention Scheme Extra support has been announced for employers and furloughed employees in the…

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