The British Woodworking Federation Group
Common questions about coronavirus (COVID-19)
Common questions about coronavirus (COVID-19)
Business critical information regarding coronavirus

On Wednesday 8th July, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled the government’s Plan for Jobs, which has the goal to protect, support and create jobs. The Plan for Jobs is the second step towards economic recovery post COVID-19, following on from the ease of lock-down measures.

A number of measures have been announced by the Chancellor covering skills and training, housing, green recovery and VAT. Many of these measures provide opportunities to the woodworking and joinery manufacturing sector and are summarised in the Business Continuity section of these FAQs.

Included in the announcement was the introduction of a new ‘Job Retention Bonus’ to encourage firms to keep on furloughed workers. You will find more information on this on the Government’s website – click here for more detail.

We do hope that you find these FAQs helpful. They are regularly updated and their purpose remains focused on helping BWF members run a safe and successful business in a COVID-19 environment. If you are a member and need further information on a specific topic, then please don’t hesitate to contact us – email

Business continuity and safely operating your business
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Other business support announced by the government
Absence due to self-isolation and guidance on statutory sick pay
Home working
Other Health & Safety and HR considerations
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