Coronavirus update - 22 May 2020

May 22, 2020 |


The following is the latest update from the NFSP on the coronavirus situation as of 4pm 22 May 2020.


Headline information

Remuneration web event - Q&A now available

Nick Beal, PO Head of Agents’ Remuneration and Development has responded to the questions submitted by NFSP members during last week’s remuneration web event. The full Q&A can be downloaded from the NFSP website HERE

The video recording of the session (featuring Nick Beal and Amanda Jones) can be viewed on our Facebook page:


Banking and cash management web event – video now available

On Wednesday we held another successful web event featuring Martin Kearsley, PO Banking Director and Russell Hancock, PO Supply Chain Director.

The video of the session is also now available on our Facebook page:

We have compiled the questions submitted during and after the event and sent these on to Martin and Russell to respond to. The full Q&As will be shared with you ASAP.


Retail update – important information on NFSP business partners and latest deals

It is becoming increasingly clear that economic conditions will be very challenging once we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.

It is vital, therefore, that you take every opportunity to strengthen your retail offer.

The NFSP is here to support you with your retail and we have put together an update outlining the latest information from our business partners – who offer exclusive deals for NFSP members.

CLICK HERE to view the update.


Support from the NFSP

We are here to help you through this difficult period, and we encourage you to get in touch with us.

We are holding virtual regional meetings so you can catch up with other members and NFSP representatives together in an online setting.

Upcoming meetings are:


  • North West England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Midlands Region - Tuesday 26 May 7.30pm-8.30pm


  • London – Wednesday 27 May 8pm-9pm


  • North Thames and East Anglia, South East England and South West England – Thursday 28 May 7pm-8pm


  • Scotland and North East England - Friday 29 May 7.30pm-8.30pm


Topics will include: May & June remuneration and PO’s hardship fund, Historical Shortfall Scheme, changes to bureau services, local issues + other questions.

Contact your Regional Secretary or Regional Non-Executive Director for more information.

If you are not already, you should join your local branch and/or regional NFSP WhatsApp groups. These are a good place to get the latest info and advice on the current coronavirus situation (and to keep in touch with the NFSP and other members in your area). Speak to your Branch or Regional Secretary about joining – or email us at

We have a team taking calls during business hours on a range of issues. NFSP members shouldn’t hesitate to get in touch on 01273 452324.

By calling us, all NFSP members can receive professional advice on key issues relating to:

  • Staffing and your responsibilities as an employer - including the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (option 1 if you call us).
  • Financial, landlord, rental and other property-related issues (option 2 if you call us).

We are providing regular updates to members, branch and regional representatives and staff.

We have produced a summary of the various financial support measures the government are introducing for businesses in response to the coronavirus. The summary can be accessed via the NFSP website HERE


Further information

For the latest info from the NFSP on coronavirus – see: