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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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More than 40,000 businesses turn to Business West for coronavirus support

Over the last 3 weeks more than 40,000 businesses across South West England have reached out to Business West seeking urgent help via its Trading Through Coronavirus service. Launched on 16 March,...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 09.04.20
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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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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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Which employees can I furlough and how does the furloughing process work?

If a business has several employees carrying out similar roles in respect of the types of employees whom they wish to keep working during the coronavirus pandemic, how do they select who to furlough?
Sarah Clarke
Sarah Clarke
3PB Barristers
Posted on: 30.03.20
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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 is soaring with fears around coronavirus. This is affecting...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Posted on: 30.03.20
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Can self-employed last until June without coronavirus cash?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak finally came up with his financial rescue package for Britain’s 5 million self-employed hit by the coronavirus. He said that he believed the new package would cover 95% of self...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 26.03.20
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Coronavirus: Business West comments on government support for the self-employed

phil_smith_ttb.png Welcoming measures outlined by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to support the self-employed and sole traders whose businesses have been affected by coronavirus,...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 26.03.20
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Award-winning Brexit advisors launch Trading Through Coronavirus service

The global coronavirus pandemic is not just public health emergency, but an economic one too, and in response, Business West has established a brand-new service, Trading Through Coronavirus , to help...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 26.03.20
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