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75 per cent of EU migrants in Bristol ineligible to work under new immigration plans

The government’s proposals for ending freedom of movement after Brexit put Bristol and the West of England’s economy at risk, according to a new IPPR and Business West report . Skills and salary...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 10.10.19
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Trading Through Brexit in the running to scoop prestigious British Chambers award

Business West is in the running to scoop the ‘Most Effective Campaigning’ award at the annual British Chambers of Commerce awards for its pioneering ‘Trading Through Brexit’ (TTB) campaign. Brexit...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 12.09.19
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Government to issue EORI numbers to businesses following Business West campaign

Earlier in August, Business West warned that 24,000 companies in the South West needed to take urgent action and register for an EORI number as the prospect of a no deal Brexit loomed larger. Today (...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 21.08.19
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James Durie comments on the latest GDP figures

james_durie.jpg Commenting on the latest UK GDP statistics, published today by the ONS, James Durie, Chief Executive of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative at Business West, said: “While...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 10.05.19
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Trading Through Brexit Video Update: What does Brextension mean for business?

On Thursday the EU agreed to extend Article 50 and delay the UK’s withdrawal to 31 October. Government now has 6 months to find a deal that will pass through Parliament. In this latest Trading...
Matt Griffith
Matt Griffith
Business West
Posted on: 15.04.19
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Brexit uncertainty weighs heavy on businesses minds survey shows

Firms in the West suffered a big loss in business confidence during the first quarter of 2019, as Brexit uncertainty continues to weigh on businesses minds. The survey of approximately 500 firms from...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 10.04.19
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An open letter to EU Citizens

City leaders write open letter to the 21,000 non-UK EU citizens living in Bristol. We are writing to you as one of the 21,000 non-UK EU citizens living in Bristol. You are our friends, our neighbours...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 09.04.19
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Business West reaction to spring statement 2019

Commenting on the Chancellor’s spring statement Phil Smith, Managing Director at Business West said: phil-smith.jpg “Like nearly all current government business, the Chancellor’s focus and forecasts...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 13.03.19
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What's the solution to this Brexit mess?

If you thought things in Parliament were bad, pity the people whose livelihoods will depend on the decisions made by MPs over the coming weeks. Take back control? If only. Somewhere beyond the fog of...
Matt Griffith
Matt Griffith
Business West
Posted on: 11.02.19
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