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What the coronavirus lockdown tiers mean for businesses

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire have all been placed into the 'Very High' Tier 3 alert level. This means: Hospitality venues - such as bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants must close,...
Claire Ralph
Claire Ralph
Business West
Posted on: 26.11.20
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A tough Spending Review in tough times

As Business West expected, the public finance position for this year and into the future made for stark reading and confirmed the degree of economic shock our region has experienced due to COVID-19...
Claire Ralph
Claire Ralph
Business West
Posted on: 25.11.20
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Business West initial response to coronavirus restrictions after lockdown

ps.jpg Providing an initial response to the Prime Minister’s plan for coronavirus restrictions after the second lockdown ends in England, Business West Managing Director Phil Smith said: “It is...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 23.11.20
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Bristol City Council engages business community on latest Clean Air Zone plans

Air pollution has been a problem in Bristol and many UK cities for a long time. It affects everyone, in particular the young and old, and those with heart and lung conditions such as asthma. Nitrogen...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 16.11.20
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Scale of Gloucestershire job losses still unclear

Clear communication to business is not something this government has been blessed with as companies battle to survive the COVID pandemic. In fact, reading the Sunday Times recently, the headline on...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 16.11.20
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Lockdown 2.0 – what does the future hold for Bath businesses?

We’re a week into the new lockdown and the routines look depressingly familiar. Furlough has been extended until the spring and a fresh batch of business support grants are once again being offered...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 12.11.20
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Bristol City Council Public Health team updates Bristol Chamber & Initiative members as second lockdown comes into effect

As England entered its second national lockdown, over 100 Bristol Chamber & Initiative members attended the latest West of England Initiative meeting on Zoom and heard from Consultant in Public...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 10.11.20
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Business West response to furlough extension

ps.jpg Commenting on the Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s economy update, announced today, Business West Managing Director Phil Smith said: “A further extension of the furlough scheme and more generous...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 05.11.20
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What a second national lockdown means for businesses and jobs

Much more clarity is needed from the government to ensure businesses can plan and are not left to guess from one week to the next. Communication, especially about when and how the economy can safely...
Claire Ralph
Claire Ralph
Business West
Posted on: 02.11.20
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