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British ports welcome increased furloughing and social distancing guidance as UK economy reawakens

The British Ports Association (BPA) has welcomed the announcement by the Chancellor today that the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended for an additional four months in the UK, until the end of October. This will help ports recover as the UK economy starts to reawaken.

British Ports Association launches new coronavirus information hub and examines the employment implications for UK ports

The British Ports Association (BPA) has launched a new information resource for UK ports dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. The ports industry undertakes a vital role in the UK economy, facilitating trade, fuel, energy, fishing, recreation and tourism. All tiers of Government and the industry are committed to UK ports staying open to help sustain the country during this challenging time.