Commenting on the Chancellor’s decision to extend the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to the end of June, ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt said: “Extending this important scheme allows employers to continue furloughing arrangements without having to confront difficult decisions on future staffing levels until after the next review of lockdown measures."
Responding to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, which has prompted customer requests to defer deliveries and other difficulties as a consequence of industry disruption, Airbus has published revised production rates.
In an open letter published on Gov.uk, the Business Secretary said: "Manufacturing is a critical part of our economy and I would like to be clear that there is no restriction on manufacturing continuing under the current rules. Guidelines from Public Health England provide best practice advice on how this can be done safely."
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has today announced changes to the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme. ADS has requested improvements to the scheme to make it more accessible for a larger number of businesses.
Aircraft orders in first two months of 2020 the best for the last six years, with 314 orders placed, pushing overall backlog of 14,094.
Today it was announced that the UK’s aerospace, automotive and medical sectors have come together to produce 10,000 medical ventilators.
ADS and Unite welcomed updated Government guidance confirming that manufacturing workers can continue travelling to work, and employers should ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place in workplaces to protect them.
Workers in industries including manufacturing and construction will be able to continue going to work through the period of restrictions on movement announced by the Prime Minister on Monday. Following new rules coming into force to restrict social contact in the UK for three weeks, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) clarified the guidance for industries where home-working arrangements is not possible for all activities.
It is with great regret that we announce the Farnborough International Airshow 2020, due to take place in July, is cancelled. After very careful consideration, the unprecedented impact of the global Coronavirus pandemic has forced this decision in the interests of the health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors, contractors and staff.
While Government and the Bank of England have been clear they want to support companies and have put a package of measures in place, businesses are already facing difficult decisions affecting their workforces. Companies facing temporary substantial falls in revenue should be offered direct salary support to make sure they do not need to make any workforce reduction.