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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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£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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Business West responds to ONS Q1 2020 GDP stats

The speed and scale at which coronavirus has hit the UK economy is unprecedented and means that the Q1 decline is likely to be followed by a further, more historically significant, contraction in...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 13.05.20
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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is hugely successful but how will it end?

One of the government’s boldest and most effective interventions during the coronavirus has been the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (‘furlough’ scheme). It is also, undoubtedly, one of the most...
Matt Griffith
Matt Griffith
Business West
Posted on: 12.05.20
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PM's 'sketch' for a road map welcome but business needs more

Boris Johnson’s long-awaited state of the nation coronavirus address on television tonight gave some encouragement to business. He said he was encouraging people who cannot work from home to return...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 10.05.20
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Sustainable transport to be expanded as lockdown eased

Transport secretary Grant Shapps today announced a big boost for cycling and walking as a good news precursor to the prime minister’s proposed road map out of the lockdown tomorrow evening. That...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 09.05.20
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