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Changes to notifying an option to tax on land and buildings during the coronavirus pandemic
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It is always wise for a business to get advice if it is looking to ‘Opt to Tax’ land or buildings which it has an interest in. This is particularly the case now as HMRC have made some temporary...
Julian Borley
Julian Borley
Milsted Langdon LLP
Posted on: 10.06.20
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Re-opening Your Business Post COVID-19
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Almost every business has faced major disruptions caused by the pandemic. As restrictions begin to be lifted, business owners can start to think about how the business environment might look post-...
lisa alcock
S W I G Finance Ltd
Posted on: 09.06.20
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Business West and Amazon team up to help firms operate safely post-lockdown

Business West has teamed up with Amazon to help businesses get back to work and kick-start the economy as lockdown restrictions ease. Around 100 businesses will have the opportunity to tour Amazon’s...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 09.06.20
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Potential relaxation of time limits for VAT free exports
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There have been a number of high-profile business reliefs which have been introduced to alleviate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, one potential relaxation has been set out in HMRC’s...
Julian Borley
Julian Borley
Milsted Langdon LLP
Posted on: 08.06.20
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Adapting services to stay operational and support the NHS frontline
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Like many other members of Business West Chambers of Commerce, over the past few months we have found ourselves in a very challenging place. Almost overnight, our forecast income streams were...
Helen Haskell
Helen Haskell
Posted on: 08.06.20
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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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How hotels can prepare for Hospitality 2.0 after COVID-19

There is no doubt that COVID-19 has had an enormous - and generally detrimental - impact on hotels and the hospitality industry. However, whilst it is important to recognise the damage that has been...
Dakota Murphey
Dakota Murphey
Posted on: 02.06.20
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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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