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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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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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