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HM Treasury extends tax cut to PPE costs

The government has announced temporary scrapping of VAT on PPE has been extended until the end of October – helping care homes and businesses save £155 million amidst dealing with Covid-19. The government has announced: temporary scrapping of VAT on personal protective equipment (PPE) for infection extended until the end of October the three-month extension…

ARCO offers advise on purchasing PPE

ETI member ARCO – one of the largest suppliers of PPE in the UK – has shared advise on purchasing PPE during the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to Covid-19, there has been a global surge in demand and international supply chain constrictions, leading to a shortage of supply of PPE. This means the purchase of certain…

28,000 Laundry Workers in crisis

Despite the government agreeing that laundries need help, 28,000 laundry workers are still struggling. During the current lockdown, many industries that have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic have received extra support from the government: except laundries. Without the hospitality industry on steam, most of the laundry industry has been entirely shut down – and…

Garment manufacturers in Leicester vow to defy lockdown

Dozens of small manufacturers based in Leicester have vowed to ignore the government lockdown as they cannot afford to lose any more money – despite working in cramped conditions with little access to correct PPE. Dozens of small to medium-sized manufacturers making clothes for high street brands and online companies currently operate in Leicester’s lockdown…

3 Ways Scientists Think We Could De-Germ a Covid-19 World

By Michele Cohen Marill, from Wired. Researchers want to know if we can create an antiviral infrastructure that would protect humans from transmission. Here are a few ideas. WITH COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS easing and people returning to  restaurants, bars, and shopping malls, a new strategy is emerging to protect us: creating an antiviral infrastructure. While we can’t completely…

UK Fire and Rescue Services Reap Collaborative PPE Framework Benefits

Thirty-three Fire and Rescue Services (FRS), comprising over 33,500 firefighters, are now benefiting from the Local Authority Collaborative PPE Framework. Launched three years ago in June 2017, the Framework gives UK FRSs access to high quality PPE ensembles and volume discounts through a streamlined procurement process. The Framework was set up in response to calls…

Against Business As Usual: Renewing Our Commitment To A Sustainable Future with TENCEL™

From TextileWorld.com. The start of 2020 was met with different challenges due to the global COVID-19 pandemic which, alongside the impact on public health, has resulted in economic and environmental shifts. During this time, everyone must take the responsibility to keep themselves and those around them healthy and strong, given the aftermath of the virus…