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.

High Street Minister – Supporting Markets

07 Oct 2020

Email that NABMA has sent to the recently appointed High Street Minister, Kelly Tolhurst MP Read more.

Markets Return, but will some Survive? Survey Findings

20 Jul 2020

As markets and the high street slowly return then NABMA has invited its members to provide updates on market performance during the first month of restart. Read more.

£500 million Council Support - Recovering Lost Income

17 Jul 2020

A key part of the NABMA Support Plan for Markets was securing compensation for lost rents and fees during the pandemic. This has been a consistent element of our lobbying of government.  Read more.

NABMA Talking Markets - Free Virtual Session for Members

16 Jul 2020

A chance to discuss with a NABMA Panel your questions as markets continue their start back. Read more.

NABMA Start Back Survey

30 Jun 2020

NABMA is keen to understand the national picture by collecting performance data post lockdown. Read more.

Making The Most of Markets

22 Jun 2020

This is particularly important for one off events and specialist Markets. Read more.

The Market Start Back Experience Summary

20 Jun 2020

Many thanks to all those that took part in the informal catch up and sharing their experiences to date. Read more.

The Market Start Back Experience - Zoom Event

15 Jun 2020

NABMA would like to capture the experiences by inviting feedback from our members. Read more.

NABMA Social Media Campaign is Launched #MyMarket

05 Jun 2020

The new #MyMarket campaign will be officially launched by NABMA, with support from the NMTF on Monday 22nd June 2020. Read more.

Is the Future a Cashless Market?

02 Jun 2020

Markets have always been places where cash payments have been an important feature of the  business activity. Read more.

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.

Markets Opening Up? Press Reports

24 May 2020

Boris Johnson 'set to ease outdoor activity restrictions on markets, garden parties and National Trust sites in days' 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.

Guidance for Outdoor and Indoor Markets

18 May 2020

NABMA has requested that, as an urgent measure, the guidance for markets be revisited 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.

Markets Endorsement from LGA Chairman

12 May 2020

“I completely agree with you about the important role that markets have played in the life of town centres" 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.

NABMA Guide to Market Halls and Social Distancing

05 May 2020

As many markets are considering how they will recommence trading at the appropriate time, then to assist that discussion NABMA has produced an initial set of guidelines. Read more.

Review of Business Rates for Markets

05 May 2020

Within the NABMA Support Plan for Market we are again reiterating that help is urgently required on the issue of business rates. 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.

NABMA Markets Support Plan – Government Response

01 Apr 2020

You will be aware of the five point support plan that NABMA submitted to government last week looking at trader, operator and start back support that the markets industry urgently requires.  Read more.


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.

Government Support for Markets

23 Mar 2020

Update following High Street Task Force Leader's Webinar Read more.

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