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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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Insights from the SW business community help Bank of England understand impact of Covid-19 crisis

The people of the UK are making extraordinary efforts to limit the health impact of Covid-19. NHS staff, aided by carers and volunteers, are doing sterling work in the face of unprecedented pressures...
Malindi Myers
Malindi Myers
Bank of England
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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Sharma urges banks to release COVID-19 cash to rescue British business

Government now seems to be responding to growing criticism of banks not giving enough help to good businesses struggling to survive the coronavirus crisis. The banks came in for something of a...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 02.04.20
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COVID-19: Government support is welcome but too many businesses and workers could miss out

Last week when Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a Government support package for the UK’s 5 million self-employed, he acknowledged that the technical difficulties in designing the long-awaited Self-...
Claire Ralph
Claire Ralph
Business West
Posted on: 01.04.20
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Business West responds to changes to insolvency laws

phil_smith_-_managing_director_-_business_west_1.jpg Commenting on Business Secretary Alok Sharma’s announcement on the relaxation of the insolvency rules, Business West Managing Director Phil Smith...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 28.03.20
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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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