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Insolvency as an option: what might it offer me and my business?
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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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Change in demand for office space as a result of COVID-19 poses a challenge for planners

Bath and North East Somerset Council are currently consulting on adjustments to the Local Plan, the blueprint for the future shape of the district. It sets out broad parameters for things like the...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 14.05.20
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Business and community leaders come together as one city to plan Bristol's economic recovery

Eighty companies and employers from across the Bristol economy have come together to develop a plan and prospectus for recovery post coronavirus. The gathering which took place on Tuesday this week...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 14.05.20
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Government to get Britain building to aid COVID-19 recovery

The government has signalled a programme to get Britain building homes again in the wake of the coronavirus. And they are going to allow housebuilders to build as quickly as possible with some sites...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 13.05.20
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