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Business West responds to Sunak announcement on extension of furlough scheme

The extension of the Job Retention Scheme will come as a huge help and a huge relief for businesses in South West England.
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 12.05.20
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PM's 'sketch' for a road map welcome but business needs more

Boris Johnson’s long-awaited state of the nation coronavirus address on television tonight gave some encouragement to business. He said he was encouraging people who cannot work from home to return...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 10.05.20
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Business West response to Boris Johnson statement

ps-brexit.png Commenting on Boris Johnson’s statement, Phil Smith, Managing Director of Business West, said: “The Prime Minister has at last given business some hope with his phased plan for...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 10.05.20
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Shared workspace occupants to receive COVID-19 grants following Business West campaign

Businesses in Bristol that had slipped through the cracks of the local council grants scheme because they do not pay business rates directly to the council but to their landlords as a part of their...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 06.05.20
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Darren Jones MP and Mayor Tim Bowles join Initiative for COVID-19 meeting

Unlock, revival, recovery, the new normal….call it what you want, the West of England business community has a vital role to play in restoring anything near normality. There remain more questions...
Rob Stewart
Rob Stewart
Social
Posted on: 05.05.20
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Coronavirus: Route map to normality to emerge next week indicates PM

Business will start getting a feel of a route map to some sort of normality next week. That was the message from prime minister Boris Johnson who, looking fit and well, made his first appearance at...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 30.04.20
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Only 16% of businesses believe they will be able to cope if coronavirus crisis lasts 6 months

A new Chamber of Commerce survey of more than 1,100 businesses in the South West highlights the un-paralleled scale of the economic impact being faced by companies grappling with the coronavirus...
Matt Griffith
Matt Griffith
Business West
Posted on: 23.04.20
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6 key takeaways from the Initiative's Trading Through Coronavirus meeting

As I participated in the second virtual meeting run by the Bristol West of England Initiative at Business West, focusing on the Trading Through Coronavirus programme, I was able to listen to...
Chris Lawrance
Chris Lawrance
JBP
Posted on: 23.04.20
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Rebuilding with compassion - recovery from the coronavirus
Member role

This city region has a long been recognised as a leader of sustainable causes, earning Bristol its European Green Capital title in 2015. Since then, concerns around climate have soared, culminating...
Pippa Gibbs Joubert
Posted on: 21.04.20
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