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Business West responds to lockdown 3 business support measures

Commenting on the support measures for business announced by the Chancellor, Business West Policy Manager Claire Ralph said: “Businesses listened to the announcement of a third national lockdown with...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 05.01.21
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Lockdown 3 - government support announced for businesses

The Treasury has today (5 December) announced a funding pot of £4.6 billion to provide grants of ‘up to’ £9,000 per shuttered premises. Whilst this immediate cash flow support for business announced...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 05.01.21
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Business West responds to the announcement of new national lockdown in England

Commenting on the Prime Minister’s announcement of a new, national lockdown in England Business West Managing Director Phil Smith said:  “Businesses will understand why the Prime Minister has felt...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 04.01.21
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Why I am optimistic for business in 2021

Writing this on the first day that Gloucestershire enters the Tier 4 lockdown (31 December), it would be very easy to be full of doom and gloom for business. I am not and for two key reasons-the...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 04.01.21
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Tracy Daszkiewicz, Highways England and Bioviron talk at final Swindon & Wiltshire Business and Economy meeting of 2020

At the final Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative Business and Economy meeting of 2020 the agenda was dominated not only by Brexit and coronavirus, but also a number of key local developments including...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 22.12.20
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Business West welcomes Tier changes but concerns remain for business health into the Christmas period

From Saturday 19 December Bristol and North Somerset move from Tier 3 – Very High down to Tier 2 – High local restrictions as a sign that COVID-19 rates have receded in our region. This means that...
Claire Ralph
Claire Ralph
Business West
Posted on: 17.12.20
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Swindon MPs seek to reassure businesses as Brexit talks continue

As Brexit talks approached their crunch point, Cabinet Minister and South Swindon MP Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC addressed Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative members, alongside North Swindon MP Justin...
Ian Larrard
Ian Larrard
Business West
Posted on: 16.12.20
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Bath & North East Somerset Council's review of its commercial estate following COVID

Bath is an unusual place for many reasons, but surely one of the strangest is the fact that the local authority is the owner of a very large proportion of commercial property in the City, worth many...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 10.12.20
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Final Initiative meeting of the year inspires hope and optimism for 2021

Vice President and serial entrepreneur Jaya Chakrabarti MBE opened the final Bristol and West of England Initiative meeting of 2020 with some reflections on a pivotal year for Bristol. “The eyes on...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 08.12.20
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