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Relax the planning system to speed up economic recovery

As business plans its way out of coronavirus, I believe the relaxation of our complex planning system will be a key factor. It has been mooted before . But it now must happen to meet the needs of...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 23.06.20
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What businesses can learn from Amazon as they reopen after lockdown

Business West Chambers of Commerce has teamed up with Amazon to offer tours of its Avonmouth fulfilment centre and give local businesses an insight into how they’ve introduced strict social...
Phil Bridgeman
Phil Bridgeman
Business West
Posted on: 17.06.20
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Bristol businesses come together after momentous week for the city
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The Black Lives Matter movement and the Bristol protests that saw the toppling of the Edward Colston statute were at the forefront of the latest Bristol and West of England Initiative Meeting...
Freddie Palmer
Freddie Palmer
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Posted on: 17.06.20
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Unemployment figures are a sign of things to come once furlough scheme ends

When we heard today that the unemployment rate was just 3.9%, we would be deluding ourselves if we believed this seemed to be a realistic figure. The politicians may point to it, but I am afraid this...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 16.06.20
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£5,000 COVID grants available to Swindon, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire businesses

Small businesses across Swindon, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire are now able to apply for a £5,000 grant direct from their local authorities. Since last week, businesses employing up to 49 people can...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 15.06.20
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Appeal for donations to help socially distanced pupils do their schoolwork

Companies are being encouraged to give their old computer equipment to help young learners struggling to do their schoolwork at home. The appeal for used desktop and laptop computers is being made by...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 15.06.20
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Business West urges government rethink of quarantine rules

Business West has joined representative bodies in business, education and employment to urge a government rethink of quarantine rules for travellers arriving into the UK. In an open letter to the...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 11.06.20
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Brain power will see us through COVID crisis

As the lockdown is gradually relaxed individuals will start getting used to the new normal, keeping apart from other people, wearing gloves and face coverings. For businesses things are not so...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 11.06.20
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Can our high streets bounce back with consumer confidence crippled by coronavirus?

The real starting gun to try and fire up the economy through opening up our high streets has now been fired but consumer confidence is going to be the key. Business, of course, welcomes the Business...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 10.06.20
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