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75 per cent of EU migrants in Bristol ineligible to work under new immigration plans

The government’s proposals for ending freedom of movement after Brexit put Bristol and the West of England’s economy at risk, according to a new IPPR and Business West report . Skills and salary...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 10.10.19
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6 reasons you should become a real living wage employer

At the Conservative party conference on 30th September, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid, announced the government’s intention to raise the national living wage to £10.50 an hour by 2025...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 10.10.19
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Is flexible working the answer to Gloucestershire's recruitment woes?

Recruitment is one of the biggest challenges facing business in Gloucestershire. I hear that everywhere I go from the smallest engineering firm to the NHS - now our biggest employer. I have always...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 03.10.19
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How flexible can working be?

A couple of months back I wrote about the growth in employment levels in the rural areas of Bath and North East Somerset, which were outstripping those in urban areas. One of the reasons for that was...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 03.10.19
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Chamber Network launches campaign to support the people at the heart of local business community

Today, Business West Chambers of Commerce and the wider British Chambers Network launch a new campaign to celebrate, support and develop the most important part of any business – it’s people...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 26.09.19
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Swindon Mindful Employer Network to relaunch as national mental health crisis deepens

Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem this year – this equates to 25% of an average business’ workforce. In light of shocking statistics such as these, the...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 16.09.19
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Businesses helping students in Bath to learn lessons of work

The examination season is barely over and here we are starting another school and college year, with the Universities close behind. It’s the beginning of an important period, especially for those who...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 05.09.19
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Everything you need to know about tax-deductible training expenses

There are lots of rules around what you can and can’t claim for tax deductible expenses . When it comes to training, seminars and CPD, there are one or two grey areas over what you can claim tax...
Dakota Murphey
Dakota Murphey
Posted on: 20.08.19
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Gender-based violence - it’s your business

You may have heard the shocking statistics: 1 in 4 women will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime and 1 in 6 men will experience the same. Bringing it closer to home 1 in 5 women will...
Charlotte Gage
Charlotte Gage
Bristol Zero Tolerance
Posted on: 14.08.19
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