Managing the impact of COVID-19, supply chain disruption and high energy prices on your business
2022 will pose challenges for techUK members as the world continues to manage the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, UK supply chains remain disrupted as a result of global shortages and the continued effects of Brexit, while energy costs for businesses are expected to remain high.
techUK continues to monitor each of these issues and is providing updates to the UK Government. If you are facing business challenges because of either COVID-19, supply chain disruption or high energy costs please let us know by emailing [email protected]
Keeping us up to date of any challenges you are facing will allow us to direct you to available support as well as helping us make the Government aware of the challenges the tech sector is facing.
Please reach out to [email protected] if you would like to discuss your concerns, you can also find some existing guidance from the UK Government and its agencies below.
COVID-19 guidance for businesses and employees:
- Details on recent and upcoming changes to COVID-19 rules across England, Scotland, Wales and Norther Ireland.
- General guidance for workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Guidance for those working in offices, factories and labs.
- Testing and isolation guidance from the NHS.
- A Toolkit to support your employees get their booster vaccines from Public Health England.
- While gov.uk guidance contains links to guidance and support across the UK you may also wish to refer to specific COVID-19 guidance from the devolved administrations of Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland depending on where you business has operations.
Supply chain disruptions:
- Guidance from the UK Government on the new trading relationship with the EU following Brexit.
- Importing, exporting and customs guidance for UK businesses.
- Exporting support for goods and services.
- Support to sell online in other markets.
- You can find further information on techUK's International Trade hub and please report any supply chain problems to [email protected]
Struggling with energy costs:
- Getting help if your business cannot afford its electricity bills
- Report any energy cost problems to [email protected]
As Associate Director for Policy Neil leads techUK's domestic policy development in the UK. In this role he regularly engages with UK and Devolved Government Ministers, senior civil servants and members of the UK’s Parliaments with the aim of supporting government and industry to work together to make the UK the best place to start, scale and develop technology companies. Neil also acts as a spokersperson for techUK on UK policy in the media and at Parliamentary Committees.
Neil joined techUK in 2019 to lead on techUK’s input and engagement with Government on the UK-EU Brexit trade deal negotiations, as well as leading on economic policy. He has a background in the UK Parliament and in social research and holds a masters degree in Comparative Public Policy from the University of Edinburgh and an undergraduate degree in International Politics from City, University of London.
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