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Coronavirus: Business West comments on government support for the self-employed

phil_smith_ttb.png Welcoming measures outlined by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to support the self-employed and sole traders whose businesses have been affected by coronavirus,...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 26.03.20
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Coronavirus compensation scheme for self-employed proving a thorny issue for Chancellor

The thorny issue of trying to develop a salary compensation package for Britain’s five million self-employed to match his much-praised employment salary scheme is still taxing the Chancellor, Rishi...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 24.03.20
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South West TUC and Business West joint statement on the coronavirus pandemic

The South West TUC and Business West welcomed the latest announcement from the government to help tackle the current economic and jobs crisis in the West of England. The TUC and British Chambers of...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 20.03.20
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Coronavirus: PM urges companies to stand by their employees

It now looks as if the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, will tomorrow (Friday 20 March) announce a major scheme to compensate workers unable to work because of the coronavirus. Prime minister Boris Johnson...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 19.03.20
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COVID-19 school closures are a conundrum for businesses and their staff

Business tonight faced an increasing challenge as the government announced that all schools in England would close after classes on Friday. The only exceptions will be for children of what Boris...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 18.03.20
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Government cash offers a lifeline for businesses impacted by COVID-19

Business can breathe something of a sigh of relief tonight as Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a financial package which will undoubtedly help many of them to survive for the time being. At the...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 17.03.20
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Bath's new university campus is great for the city

Last week I had the chance to attend the official opening of Bath Spa University’s brilliant new Campus in the former Herman Miller building in Locksbrook Road. It’s a great place with lots of...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 13.03.20
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Business West reaction to Budget 2020

phil_smith_ttb.png Reacting to the Chancellor’s Budget, Phil Smith, Managing Director at Business West comments: “Given the growing scale of the impact of coronavirus on the global economy – and also...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 11.03.20
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Budget 2020: the view from Gloucestershire

“We will get through this together”, said Rishi Sunak, our new Chancellor presenting his first and this new government’s first Budget today. And I thought that phrase hit the right note. Let’s be...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 11.03.20
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