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Fresh 4-week lockdown period for England - business reaction

Business in the South West will be left reeling by Boris Johnson’s announcement that England will go into a national lockdown for a month from Thursday. Here in the South West, the virus figures have...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 31.10.20
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Business community urges regional leaders to bring N Somerset into WECA fold

The West of England business community calls on regional leaders to urgently bring forward plans to incorporate North Somerset into the West of England Combined Authority (WECA). Business West...
Matt Griffith
Matt Griffith
Business West
Posted on: 30.10.20
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End of furlough - what does the future hold for Gloucestershire?

This weekend the government’s much praised furlough scheme to help retain jobs and keep businesses alive comes to an end. It means that for the first time we will start to get a clear picture just...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 28.10.20
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How Bristol City Centre BID is spearheading Bristol’s bounce back on the high-street

Retail, leisure and hospitality has been amongst the hardest hit sectors as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. With non-essential retailers shuttered from mid-March until June this year, and bars...
Victoria Matthews
Victoria Matthews
Business West
Posted on: 27.10.20
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Business West welcomes boosts to job and self-employment support announced by Chancellor

ps.jpg Responding to The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak MP’s announcement of fresh support packages for businesses today (22 October) Business West Managing Director Phil Smith said: “Today...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 22.10.20
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Political wrangling risks lives and livelihoods as COVID numbers continue to rise

In a high stakes poker game, the government yesterday evening (20 October) imposed a Tier 3 lockdown in Manchester over the head of the region’s Mayor. It was a day in which it appeared that £60...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 21.10.20
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Chambers of Commerce challenge PM to meet five business tests for Covid restrictions

In a letter to the Prime Minister, British Chambers of Commerce Director General, Dr Adam Marshall, BCC President Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith and Chamber CEOs from across the United Kingdom set five...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 18.10.20
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One City partners set out priorities for Recovery and Renewal with launch of city strategy

Bristol’s One City partners, including Business West, have launched an urgent strategy to support the economy as the city faces the biggest financial depression in recent years. The continuing impact...
Nina Skubala
Nina Skubala
Business West
Posted on: 16.10.20
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Business West reaction to PM's prepare for no-deal Brexit statement

ps.jpg Responding to a statement given earlier today (16 October) by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson in which he urged the UK to prepare for a no-deal Brexit, Business West Managing Director Phil...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 16.10.20
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