Blog

Keep up-to-date with the latest business news, marketing best practices, success stories and more with content produced by the Business West team and members. Would you like to contribute? Take a look at our blogging guidelines and get in touch.

Coronavirus grant delivery speeds differ between local authorities

Data compiled by the regional Chamber of Commerce , Business West, has highlighted the differences between local authorities in the region at getting much needed grant support paid to local...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 16.04.20
Read more

COVID-19: How can I improve my chances of being accepted for CBILS finance?

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) provides businesses access to a number of finance solutions including term loans, overdrafts, invoice finance and asset finance solutions...
Ed Tellwright
Ed Tellwright
Business West
Posted on: 15.04.20
Read more

Businesses in shared workspaces ineligible for coronavirus grants - show your support

Business West, Bristol Technology Festival, Engine Shed and TechSpark are calling on our local authorities and WECA to make workspace businesses individually eligible for the £10,000 small business...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 15.04.20
Read more

Small businesses need council coronavirus cash fast

How well is your local authority doing in getting government coronavirus money to businesses? This is a question Business West has been posing to local councils on whose response could well decide...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 15.04.20
Read more

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
Read more

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
Read more

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
Read more

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
Read more

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
Read more

Pages

Filter results

  • TTC Logo

    We are providing guidance & support on COVID-19 for businesses, employers and employees in the region. 

Twitter

Visit our Twitter