As a result of the impact of COVID-19, NABMA has been discussing with its Town Centre and High Streets Policy Team, Cities and Local Growth Unit, support measures to markets, and market traders, and as a result compiled a list of the essential support that we believe is needed to support, sustain and relaunch the markets industry.
Industry Leaders Welcome Full Return of Retail Markets
27 May 2020
The retail market industry’s two leading organisations have welcomed the news that outdoor markets can fully reopen from 1st June, and indoor markets from 15th June in England. Read more.
NABMA and COVID-19 - The Story so Far - Fighting for your Future
26 May 2020
The last 3 months have seen NABMA on a daily basis seek to support our membership Read more.
IMPORTANT UPDATE Funding to Help the High Street and Markets
24 May 2020
The government has today launched the Reopening High Streets Safely Fund. Read more.
Government confirm "Active and Ongoing Engagement with NABMA"
17 May 2020
NABMA has been working with various elected members of parliament and officials throughout the lockdown period Read more.
Government Confirmation: Businesses / Stalls that can operate in Indoor Markets
13 May 2020
NABMA has secured confirmation from the government that Indoor Markets can now open with an extended range of goods businesses / stalls that are in the exempt section of the latest advice. Read more.
Fighting for the Future of Markets - NABMA National Survey 2020
11 May 2020
National survey of markets that offered the information to evidence the five points of the NABMA Support Plan Read more.
Top-up to Local Business Grant Funds Scheme
03 May 2020
NABMA is delighted that a priority set within its five point Support Plan for Markets, as communicated to government, has been recognised with the announcement that a discretionary fund has been set up to accommodate certain small businesses Read more.
Government Responds Positively to NABMA Support Plan
01 May 2020
This afternoon NABMA has received an email from government sources describing its recent updates on its work programme and press release on the fragility of markets as “incredibly helpful.” Read more.
The Future of UK Traditional Markets is at Risk warns National Association
30 Apr 2020
A new national survey of market operators by the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) has resulted in over a third of traditional indoor and street markets across the UK sending back a very clear message to government – Read more.
The Message from Markets - "We Support our Traders"
24 Apr 2020
As the NABMA “Support for Markets” Survey heads towards its closing date, feedback already received from some 200 markets across the UK, shows the headline message is clear – “Market operators are fully supporting their local traders”. Read more.
Love Your Local Market will transform as Customers Return to our Markets
21 Apr 2020
NABMA is now working on a new campaign for 2020 which will be launched once it is clear that markets are able to re-open. Read more.
NABMA Needs your Help with our Support Proposals for Markets
14 Apr 2020
NABMA has, together with other lobbying organisations, been a strong voice to help secure financial lifelines for thousands of our market traders. Read more.
A letter to the Retail Sector from Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
09 Apr 2020
A letter to the Retail Sector from Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Read more.
SUPPORTING MARKETS, TRADERS & COMMUNITIES COVID – 19
26 Mar 2020
Vital Support Required for Markets Now Introduction The Cities and Local Growth Unit is a joint unit between the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Read more.
Latest Letter to Chancellor Rishi Sunak - Local Markets and their Self-Employed Market Traders Need Your Support
23 Mar 2020
David Preston, Chief Executive of NABMA, has sent the following letter to Rishi Sunak the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Read more.