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LAPADA Coronavirus Advice & Support - Updated 28 05 20

LAPADA bring the latest exciting news that antiques shops and galleries are included in the next phase of the Government's approved high street re-opening schedule - where suitable social distancing can be ensured. The post also brings together current vital information every business needs to read. Links to all the recent webinars also included below.

Editor's note: LAPADA has been central to the support system for the antiques industry during the Corona Crisis and membership of this essential trade body is wholeheartedly recommended by ANF!



 

Antiques News & Fairs - Invitation: The launch of LAPADA Leaders webinar series with Dr Tristram Hunt

 




Dear Member,

You may have been following the press announcements regarding the re-opening of 'non-essential retail outlets', which include our members' galleries and showrooms in England. We are sorry to confirm, through DCMS, that this has indeed been pushed back from 1st June to 15th June, as the Prime Minister has now decided to only open a small number of outdoor retail settings (outdoor markets and car showrooms) on the 1st, with remaining retail businesses, including antiques shops and art galleries, due to open on the 15th.

I am sure most of you will have been looking forward to and working towards the earlier date;  however I do urge you to take the extra time to be completely prepared to re-open under the necessary restrictions. The guidance link remains the same, and is regularly updated. Although it largely outlines a common sense approach to ensuring the requisite 2-metre distance between individuals when on your premises and other hygiene measures, do please take the time to read it: as well as ensuring the safety of yourself and your customers, carrying out a risk assessment, applying precautions and communicating these via signage will protect you from the risk of fines and even imprisonment should your business be deemed to be operating unsafely. You may like to join BEIS's webinar on how to make your premises COVID-secure: sign up here for Thursday 28 May, at 11am. Once again, do please let me know if you find anything in the guidance unclear.

With best wishes,
Freya & the LAPADA Team
 
 


 

Safer Workplace Guidance

As mentioned above, the link to guidance on safely re-opening shops (your gallery or showroom) remains the same and is regularly updated. Links to guidance in other areas which may be relevant to some of our members can be found below:
* other people's homes - visiting or delivering to clients
* warehouses
* vehicles - art and antiques transporters
* offices - applicable to some LAPADA Approved Service Providers



Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

The online service for claiming back employees' coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay is now available. You'll need to be registered for PAYE online. The earliest date of illness you can claim from is 13 March, and as you can only claim in arrears the sick pay period must have ended when you make the claim, to supply the end date.

You can claim back from both the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme for the same employee but not for the same period of time. Check if you can claim back SSP here.


Export Licensing

The re-opening date of the Export Licensing Unit will be announced on its website as soon as possible. In the meantime, it is trialling a remote licensing system, which it aims to have in place by 1 June; again, updates will be posted on the website.

If you have items outside of the UK on temporary export licences which are due to expire soon, but you are unable to return them in time, you do not need to contact the ELU to request an extension. All temporary export licences will be extended automatically and there will be no sanctions for non-return before the original expiry date.



Protection from Aggressive Rent Collection
 
Temporary HMG measures targeting evictions and other aggressive debt collection actions are due to expire at the end of June. Should you have been threatened with eviction or legal procedures due to rent you currently have recourse; be in touch with the office if you need assistance.

 


Government Webinars

Upcoming webinar:
* Thursday 28 May, 11am: BEIS webinar directed towards re-opening shops: sign up here

Recorded webinars are available to help businesses:
* for topics that cover support from HMRC
* for small businesses and changes to reporting, regulation and tax



LAPADA Webinars

Recordings of previous webinars are available below:
* The PR Power Hour: Top Tips for Communicating in Challenging Times
* Writing and Designing Compelling Newsletters
* Instagram
* Facebook
* YouTube and Pinterest
* Twitter, LinkedIn
* SEO, and Quora and Medium
* Tips for Photographing your Stock
* HR advice for employers affected by COVID-19
* AML compliance for the art market



LAPADA Leaders 

Raising the profile of our Association and providing inspiration for members from other players in our industry, Freya Simms is in weekly conversation with captains of culture. The recording of the inaugural interview is available below:

* Tristram Hunt, Director, V&A discusses how the crisis can revolutionise and democratise cultural experiences and what cultural organisations can learn from the pandemic lockdown. Tristram talks about the role of public arts and culture in the post-coronavirus age as well as his future plans for the V&A.

Register here for the next in the series:

* Wednesday 27 May: Design icons Kelly Hoppen and Katharine Pooley will discuss the impact of the crisis on design trends and how it will affect the way we live and experience our homes.
 
* Wednesday 3 June: Former NPG Director and National Trust trustee, Sandy Nairne and The Foundling Museum’s Caro Howell will discuss the practicalities for museums as they look to reopen and what creative strategies will be employed to engage new audiences.
 








News & Fairs Previews

LAPADA Coronavirus Advice & Support - Updated 28 05 20

LAPADA bring the latest exciting news that antiques shops and galleries are included in the next phase of the Government's approved high street re-opening schedule - where suitable social distancing can be ensured. The post also brings together current vital information every business needs to read. Links to all the recent webinars also included below.

Editor's note: LAPADA has been central to the support system for the antiques industry during the Corona Crisis and membership of this essential trade body is wholeheartedly recommended by ANF!



 

Antiques News & Fairs - Invitation: The launch of LAPADA Leaders webinar series with Dr Tristram Hunt

 




Dear Member,

You may have been following the press announcements regarding the re-opening of 'non-essential retail outlets', which include our members' galleries and showrooms in England. We are sorry to confirm, through DCMS, that this has indeed been pushed back from 1st June to 15th June, as the Prime Minister has now decided to only open a small number of outdoor retail settings (outdoor markets and car showrooms) on the 1st, with remaining retail businesses, including antiques shops and art galleries, due to open on the 15th.

I am sure most of you will have been looking forward to and working towards the earlier date;  however I do urge you to take the extra time to be completely prepared to re-open under the necessary restrictions. The guidance link remains the same, and is regularly updated. Although it largely outlines a common sense approach to ensuring the requisite 2-metre distance between individuals when on your premises and other hygiene measures, do please take the time to read it: as well as ensuring the safety of yourself and your customers, carrying out a risk assessment, applying precautions and communicating these via signage will protect you from the risk of fines and even imprisonment should your business be deemed to be operating unsafely. You may like to join BEIS's webinar on how to make your premises COVID-secure: sign up here for Thursday 28 May, at 11am. Once again, do please let me know if you find anything in the guidance unclear.

With best wishes,
Freya & the LAPADA Team
 
 


 

Safer Workplace Guidance

As mentioned above, the link to guidance on safely re-opening shops (your gallery or showroom) remains the same and is regularly updated. Links to guidance in other areas which may be relevant to some of our members can be found below:
* other people's homes - visiting or delivering to clients
* warehouses
* vehicles - art and antiques transporters
* offices - applicable to some LAPADA Approved Service Providers



Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

The online service for claiming back employees' coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay is now available. You'll need to be registered for PAYE online. The earliest date of illness you can claim from is 13 March, and as you can only claim in arrears the sick pay period must have ended when you make the claim, to supply the end date.

You can claim back from both the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme for the same employee but not for the same period of time. Check if you can claim back SSP here.


Export Licensing

The re-opening date of the Export Licensing Unit will be announced on its website as soon as possible. In the meantime, it is trialling a remote licensing system, which it aims to have in place by 1 June; again, updates will be posted on the website.

If you have items outside of the UK on temporary export licences which are due to expire soon, but you are unable to return them in time, you do not need to contact the ELU to request an extension. All temporary export licences will be extended automatically and there will be no sanctions for non-return before the original expiry date.



Protection from Aggressive Rent Collection
 
Temporary HMG measures targeting evictions and other aggressive debt collection actions are due to expire at the end of June. Should you have been threatened with eviction or legal procedures due to rent you currently have recourse; be in touch with the office if you need assistance.

 


Government Webinars

Upcoming webinar:
* Thursday 28 May, 11am: BEIS webinar directed towards re-opening shops: sign up here

Recorded webinars are available to help businesses:
* for topics that cover support from HMRC
* for small businesses and changes to reporting, regulation and tax



LAPADA Webinars

Recordings of previous webinars are available below:
* The PR Power Hour: Top Tips for Communicating in Challenging Times
* Writing and Designing Compelling Newsletters
* Instagram
* Facebook
* YouTube and Pinterest
* Twitter, LinkedIn
* SEO, and Quora and Medium
* Tips for Photographing your Stock
* HR advice for employers affected by COVID-19
* AML compliance for the art market



LAPADA Leaders 

Raising the profile of our Association and providing inspiration for members from other players in our industry, Freya Simms is in weekly conversation with captains of culture. The recording of the inaugural interview is available below:

* Tristram Hunt, Director, V&A discusses how the crisis can revolutionise and democratise cultural experiences and what cultural organisations can learn from the pandemic lockdown. Tristram talks about the role of public arts and culture in the post-coronavirus age as well as his future plans for the V&A.

Register here for the next in the series:

* Wednesday 27 May: Design icons Kelly Hoppen and Katharine Pooley will discuss the impact of the crisis on design trends and how it will affect the way we live and experience our homes.
 
* Wednesday 3 June: Former NPG Director and National Trust trustee, Sandy Nairne and The Foundling Museum’s Caro Howell will discuss the practicalities for museums as they look to reopen and what creative strategies will be employed to engage new audiences.