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Bristol businesses come together after momentous week for the city
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The Black Lives Matter movement and the Bristol protests that saw the toppling of the Edward Colston statute were at the forefront of the latest Bristol and West of England Initiative Meeting...
Freddie Palmer
Freddie Palmer
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Posted on: 17.06.20
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Unemployment figures are a sign of things to come once furlough scheme ends

When we heard today that the unemployment rate was just 3.9%, we would be deluding ourselves if we believed this seemed to be a realistic figure. The politicians may point to it, but I am afraid this...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 16.06.20
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Business West urges government rethink of quarantine rules

Business West has joined representative bodies in business, education and employment to urge a government rethink of quarantine rules for travellers arriving into the UK. In an open letter to the...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 11.06.20
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Can our high streets bounce back with consumer confidence crippled by coronavirus?

The real starting gun to try and fire up the economy through opening up our high streets has now been fired but consumer confidence is going to be the key. Business, of course, welcomes the Business...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 10.06.20
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Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative statement - Black Lives Matter

The death of George Floyd at the hands of the police in Minneapolis was horrific and another brutal reminder of too many incidents that have been constantly occurring. We at the Bristol Chamber of...
Richard Bonner
Richard Bonner
Posted on: 05.06.20
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Sunak reveals future of furlough scheme

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has given business some much needed breathing space with his phased ending of the furlough scheme which has been paying the wages of something like 8.4 million employees...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 29.05.20
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Business West responds to changes to Job Retention Scheme and support for the self-employed

ps-brexit.png Commenting on the Chancellor’s announcement today (29th May) on additional changes that will be made to the Job Retention Scheme from July onwards, Business West Managing Director Phil...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 29.05.20
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Western Gateway chief addresses cross-border partnership's role post-COVID

Over 150 business leaders heard the head of the region’s new Western Gateway project appeal for business ambassadors to work alongside her and shape the organisation.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 29.05.20
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Small firms fret over future of furlough scheme

The harsh reality of business surviving the coronavirus will be made clear this week when the Chancellor is expected to announce that companies must start paying a quarter of the wages of furloughed...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 27.05.20
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