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Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative statement - Black Lives Matter

The death of George Floyd at the hands of the police in Minneapolis was horrific and another brutal reminder of too many incidents that have been constantly occurring. We at the Bristol Chamber of...
Richard Bonner
Richard Bonner
Posted on: 05.06.20
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Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund - West of England businesses act now!

Thousands of small businesses across the West of England could miss out on grants worth up to £5,000 unless they act soon. The Discretionary Grants Fund is being offered by each of the local...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 04.06.20
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What we need now is confidence

As a long-standing member of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce and West of England Initiative, I have to applaud the team for their tireless drive and determination to support our region and businesses...
Catherine Frankpitt
Catherine Frankpitt
Strike Communications
Posted on: 02.06.20
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Sunak reveals future of furlough scheme

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has given business some much needed breathing space with his phased ending of the furlough scheme which has been paying the wages of something like 8.4 million employees...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 29.05.20
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Business West responds to changes to Job Retention Scheme and support for the self-employed

ps-brexit.png Commenting on the Chancellor’s announcement today (29th May) on additional changes that will be made to the Job Retention Scheme from July onwards, Business West Managing Director Phil...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 29.05.20
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Western Gateway chief addresses cross-border partnership's role post-COVID

Over 150 business leaders heard the head of the region’s new Western Gateway project appeal for business ambassadors to work alongside her and shape the organisation.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 29.05.20
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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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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
Member role

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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