Updated Wednesday 30th June 2021.
This page was created at the start of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to highlight relevant announcements and resources of relevance to the publishing industry.
For the latest information and advice, employers and business owners should visit COVID-19: guidance for employees, employers and businesses. Businesses should check for daily updates and subscribe to receive GOV.UK email alerts to ensure they are acting on the most up to date information.
Please expand the headings below for detailed information on the various guidance and economic support available, as well as relevant updates from various departments.
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has laid out a series of economic measures to support businesses and individuals through the COVID-19 crisis. These are outlined below and are being regularly updated:
The Recovery Loan Scheme, which includes a government guarantee to lenders of 80%, loans between £25,001 and £10 million replacing the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme and Bounce Back Loan Scheme.
University campuses reopened on 17th May 2021.
In May 2020, the government announced a series of support measures for the HE and research sector including:
These measures were added to in July 2020 by Business Secretary Alok Sharma, with the following financial support package for the HE and research sector. It includes:
Collating information from publishing businesses about the most pressing and urgent issues that you are facing will inform our government lobbying strategy.
We may survey our members to gather business intelligence on how COVID-19 is impacting our industry. If you would like to participate in these surveys, please get in touch with Eliza: email@example.com
The Booksellers Association and their members are very grateful for anything publishers can do to promote books and bookselling at this difficult time for high street retailers. You can find social media resources and more information here.
If you have concerns relating to your business or would like to highlight something that you are doing, please get in touch with Zuzana.