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How could the coronavirus outbreak affect my business?

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Anyone who has been within earshot of a TV or radio recently will recognise that the Coronavirus outbreak is developing into a global challenge. Individuals are impacted by human consequences, and businesses and economies are beginning to see the knock-on effect.

The UK is currently in the first phase – “containment” – of the government’s four-part plan to tackle the spread of coronavirus. With news regarding the outbreak changing rapidly it is important that you familiarise yourself with Government guidance for employers and businesses and ensure you are reviewing updates on a regular basis.

The spread of coronavirus can affect your business in a number of ways and you need to ensure that you are prepared by reviewing:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Remote working
  • Employees with dependants
  • Sick pay
  • Travel
  • Supply chain – are there alternatives, work with suppliers to avoid problems, arrange interim solutions
  • Business forecasting – the outbreak is already affecting the stock markets

For further advice please see our dedicated page within our commercial services section.

 

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