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Iain Wolsey: Chambers can be the great facilitators of lockdown exit strategy

Chamber of Commerce network could play a key role in shaping government's coronavirus lockdown exit strategy says Iain Wolsey.
Nigel Barker
Nigel Barker
Business West
Posted on: 20.04.20
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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
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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
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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
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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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Keep building to aid economic recovery from coronavirus

It seems amazing that it was only a month ago that I was writing optimistically about the superb new Bath Spa University art school in the re-modelled Herman Miller building in Locksbrook Road. The...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 09.04.20
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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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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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