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Small firms fret over future of furlough scheme

The harsh reality of business surviving the coronavirus will be made clear this week when the Chancellor is expected to announce that companies must start paying a quarter of the wages of furloughed...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 27.05.20
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How COVID-19 is impacting the environment and sustainability

Given the sweeping change and unprecedented circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be easy to overlook some other issues that would otherwise be in the forefront of our minds. The...
Dakota Murphey
Dakota Murphey
Posted on: 27.05.20
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Business West responds to Prime Minister’s announcement on reopening of the retail sector

ps-brexit.png Commenting on the Prime Minister’s announcement on the phased reopening of the retail sector in England, related workplace guidance and enforcement powers, Business West Managing...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 26.05.20
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Insolvency as an option: what might it offer me and my business?
Member role

For those outside the insolvency profession, insolvency or bankruptcy can be viewed as a fundamentally negative thing; however, for those within the profession we know that it can provide respite for...
Joanne Rumley
Joanne Rumley
Posted on: 20.05.20
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Business needs to be empowered to help avert looming unemployment crisis

The unemployment rate has never been higher since records began 50 years ago and is a reminder of the dark days of the jobs crisis during the John Major government back in 1996.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 19.05.20
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Beyond COVID-19 - pursuing an inclusive recovery
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As we begin to rebuild our lives, it is clear that the COVID-19 pandemic will reshape the nation’s economy, industries, and our society in a fundamental way. The disease has had an impact on all...
Poku Osei
Poku Osei
Babbasa
Posted on: 19.05.20
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Marvin Rees tackles economic recovery in Zoom address to Chamber & Initiative members

On the day that was dubbed ‘Back to Work Day’ in the media, the Business West Initiative meeting, attended by over 120 of the region’s business leaders, clearly reflected the national shift in tone...
Catherine Frankpitt
Catherine Frankpitt
Strike Communications
Posted on: 19.05.20
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Business West launches webinar and virtual networking series to aid business recovery from COVID-19

Business West is launching a brand-new series of webinars and virtual networking events to help enable businesses to bounce back and get the South West’s economy back on track.
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 18.05.20
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£2bn infrastructure initiative announced to help speed economic recovery from COVID-19

After announcing a new housebuilding programme on Wednesday, yesterday evening government added a coronavirus infrastructure initiative worth nearly £2 billion. Transport secretary Grant Shapps...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 15.05.20
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