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Business West responds to new national coronavirus restrictions

ps.jpg Responding to new national restrictions for England to combat a rising number of coronavirus cases, announced by the Prime Minister today (22 September), Business West Managing Director Phil...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 22.09.20
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Coronavirus & Mental Health: the view from two Swindon companies

Founder of two companies based in Swindon, Luke Wareham shares his views on how Coronavirus has impacted his businesses and employees, and how they are adapting.
Luke Wareham
Luke Wareham
Swindon Tuition Centre / BAILA
Posted on: 28.07.20
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Chambers of Commerce are meeting the challenge of the coronavirus crisis

At the end of the 16th century, merchants in the French City of Marseille were engaged in a critical quarrel with the port authorities. They decided to form an organisation so they could speak with...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 09.07.20
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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme update – ‘flexible’ furloughing and reducing government contributions

On 12 June the Government issued new guidance on the forthcoming changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which will introduce a ‘flexible’ furlough scheme and reducing government...
Katherine Anderson
Katherine Anderson
3PB Barristers
Posted on: 16.06.20
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Can our high streets bounce back with consumer confidence crippled by coronavirus?

The real starting gun to try and fire up the economy through opening up our high streets has now been fired but consumer confidence is going to be the key. Business, of course, welcomes the Business...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 10.06.20
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Changes to notifying an option to tax on land and buildings during the coronavirus pandemic

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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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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Coronavirus: Route map to normality to emerge next week indicates PM

Business will start getting a feel of a route map to some sort of normality next week. That was the message from prime minister Boris Johnson who, looking fit and well, made his first appearance at...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 30.04.20
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Government moves to widen access to coronavirus cash

Good and grim news from the Chancellor Rishi Sunak as Boris Johnson stepped back into Downing Street and the debate over relaxing the lockdown. The good news will be very welcome by small business so...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 27.04.20
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