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Coronavirus: Chancellor throws charities a lifeline

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has thrown a £750 million lifeline to charities threatened with closure. He told the regular 5pm press conference this evening that £370 million of that money would go to small...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 08.04.20
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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and furloughed employees – key questions answered

Can a former employee dismissed for COVID-19 reasons be furloughed? Can we ask people to take holiday during the furlough period? Answers to these key questions and more for employers moving to take...
Julian Hemming
Julian Hemming
Osborne Clarke
Posted on: 06.04.20
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Key questions on financial support for smaller companies coping with coronavirus pressures

The Government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been swift but given the unprecedented impact of a country coming to a virtual standstill, it recognises that more needs to be done to support...
Joanna Hossack
Joanna Hossack
Foot Anstey
Posted on: 03.04.20
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Chancellor plugs gaps in coronavirus safety net for businesses

Business West welcomes the Chancellor’s moves to plug the holes in his economic safety net, but we are still very concerned about the delivery of much of this government support. Rishi Sunak is...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 03.04.20
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Coronavirus: What are the proposed accelerated restructuring reforms?

Partner in Thrings’ Restructuring and Insolvency team, Mark Cullingford, looks at what we can expect from the Government’s plans to bring forward reforms to insolvency laws in a bid to help...
Mark Cullingford
Mark Cullingford
Thrings
Posted on: 02.04.20
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Tips for managing your brand's reputation in responding to the coronavirus pandemic

Brand reputation is everything in business and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will prove a make or break moment for brands depending on how they choose to respond.
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 31.03.20
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Coronavirus: Upskilling and retraining your staff

The coronavirus pandemic has affected every business across the UK. Whilst some are busier than ever due to demand, others are finding that the need for their products or services has considerably...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 31.03.20
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How to look after your staff’s mental health during coronavirus

Are you feeling anxious? Suffering from mood swings? Angry? Despairing? Paranoid? Well, you’re not alone – levels of employee anxiety are soaring with fears around coronavirus. This is affecting...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Business West
Posted on: 30.03.20
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Further measures to help British businesses through coronavirus announced

Indications of just how serious the coronavirus pandemic is threatening the survival of many British businesses became evident today. As deaths from the virus reached 1,028 in the UK, the government...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 28.03.20
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