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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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Only 16% of businesses believe they will be able to cope if coronavirus crisis lasts 6 months

A new Chamber of Commerce survey of more than 1,100 businesses in the South West highlights the un-paralleled scale of the economic impact being faced by companies grappling with the coronavirus...
Matt Griffith
Matt Griffith
Business West
Posted on: 23.04.20
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6 key takeaways from the Initiative's Trading Through Coronavirus meeting

As I participated in the second virtual meeting run by the Bristol West of England Initiative at Business West, focusing on the Trading Through Coronavirus programme, I was able to listen to...
Chris Lawrance
Chris Lawrance
JBP
Posted on: 23.04.20
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How to manage remote teams effectively and avoid burnout during coronavirus

In light of coronavirus social distancing laws and recommendations, more and more of us are working from home, more frequently and for longer hours than before. For organisations where there is...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 22.04.20
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Love in the time of coronavirus

A rainbow is a simple symbol of hope. And it’s our children across the UK who are lifting spirits and bringing joy and positivity to us all at this time. Children are creating colourful rainbows, and...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Business West
Posted on: 21.04.20
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Rebuilding with compassion - recovery from the coronavirus

This city region has a long been recognised as a leader of sustainable causes, earning Bristol its European Green Capital title in 2015. Since then, concerns around climate have soared, culminating...
Posted on: 21.04.20
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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Guidance Update Explained

Headline points from the latest update to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Guidance issued on 17th April 2020, including whether or not you need explicit written agreement from furloughed...
Karen Bates
Karen Bates
Foot Anstey
Posted on: 20.04.20
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Bail out cash announced for innovative firms hit by coronavirus

By 4pm this afternoon, 140,000 firms had applied for the government’s job retention scheme to allow companies to retain staff. Credit where credit is due - a phenomenal result. After a weekend of...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 20.04.20
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