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Business West welcomes boosts to job and self-employment support announced by Chancellor

ps.jpg Responding to The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak MP’s announcement of fresh support packages for businesses today (22 October) Business West Managing Director Phil Smith said: “Today...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 22.10.20
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Mental health top of management agenda as pandemic continues

Very many of our members reacted quickly to the onset of COVID-19, switching to home working almost overnight and managing to continue to provide their services in as normal a way as possible. It...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 16.10.20
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Business West responds to expanded Job Support Scheme

Responding to the Chancellor’s announcement that the Job Support Scheme will be enhanced to help UK firms that will have to close due to tighter restrictions expected next week, and cash grants will...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 09.10.20
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Helping employees understand their payslips

Over the past year, 2.8 million people in the UK claim to be impacted by an incorrect payslip. Due to COVID-19, you may have had to furlough some of your staff or implement pay cuts. These...
Stacey McIntosh
Stacey McIntosh
Sage Advice UK
Posted on: 25.09.20
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Rishi Sunak's Winter Economy Plan - an overview

The Government’s latest intervention to help businesses and the economy endure the next six months’ of COVID-19 restrictions is likely to be inadequate to stave off widespread unemployment within the...
Claire Ralph
Claire Ralph
Business West
Posted on: 25.09.20
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COVID-19, job loss and mental health the focus of discussion as SMEN returns after lockdown

On Wednesday last week (9th September), Swindon Mindful Employer Network (SMEN) returned for the first time since lockdown, with SMEN members gathering online to hear from experts in the field of...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 18.09.20
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Entries now open for National Apprenticeship Awards 2020

The National Apprenticeship Awards 2020 are now open for entries, and businesses and individuals have until 25th September to apply. Back for their 17th year, the National Apprenticeship Awards are a...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 11.09.20
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South West businesses will now receive government cash to take on young staff

Could your business create a role to help a young person get a foot on the career ladder? If so, Business West can help you access government funding to cover the costs. As the Chamber of Commerce...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 03.09.20
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Business West responds to the opening of the Kickstart scheme

ps.jpg Commenting on the launch of the Kickstart scheme , allowing employers to offer government-subsidised work placements for young people aged between 16-24 who are claiming Universal Credit and...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 02.09.20
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