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South West TUC and Business West joint statement on the coronavirus pandemic

The South West TUC and Business West welcomed the latest announcement from the government to help tackle the current economic and jobs crisis in the West of England. The TUC and British Chambers of...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 20.03.20
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Cafes, pubs and restaurants to close tonight. How can businesses adapt?

The announcement this evening from Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, to close all restaurants, cafes and pubs from tonight is going to be a devastating blow to so many businesses in Bristol. Rishi Sunak...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Posted on: 20.03.20
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Coronavirus Job Retention scheme provides reassurance for employers and employees

Chancellor Rishi Sunak came to the rescue of worried business this evening as he announced his Coronavirus Job Retention scheme. The scheme will pay 80% of the wages of retained workers up to £2,500...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 20.03.20
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Coronavirus: PM urges companies to stand by their employees

It now looks as if the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, will tomorrow (Friday 20 March) announce a major scheme to compensate workers unable to work because of the coronavirus. Prime minister Boris Johnson...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 19.03.20
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Government cash offers a lifeline for businesses impacted by COVID-19

Business can breathe something of a sigh of relief tonight as Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a financial package which will undoubtedly help many of them to survive for the time being. At the...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 17.03.20
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Bath's new university campus is great for the city

Last week I had the chance to attend the official opening of Bath Spa University’s brilliant new Campus in the former Herman Miller building in Locksbrook Road. It’s a great place with lots of...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 13.03.20
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Business West reaction to Budget 2020

phil_smith_ttb.png Reacting to the Chancellor’s Budget, Phil Smith, Managing Director at Business West comments: “Given the growing scale of the impact of coronavirus on the global economy – and also...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 11.03.20
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Budget 2020: the view from Gloucestershire

“We will get through this together”, said Rishi Sunak, our new Chancellor presenting his first and this new government’s first Budget today. And I thought that phrase hit the right note. Let’s be...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 11.03.20
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Narrowing the gender pay gap – if not Bristol then where?

We’re a pretty forward-thinking bunch here in Bristol. As the first English city to vote in favour of an elected mayor, the city of Banksy and Britain’s only green capital, we have a proud history of...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 06.03.20
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