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Business West responds to the opening of the Kickstart scheme

ps.jpg Commenting on the launch of the Kickstart scheme , allowing employers to offer government-subsidised work placements for young people aged between 16-24 who are claiming Universal Credit and...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 02.09.20
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WFH: Businesses must do what's best for their employees

Companies which are surviving the economic rigours of the coronavirus pandemic do not need any lectures from the government. When Boris Johnson exhorts business to get back to work in their offices...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 02.09.20
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West of England Mayor launches new cycling and walking campaign

Residents in the West of England are invited to ‘find joy in the journey’ by swapping short car journeys for walking or cycling to help reduce congestion and improve air quality in the region. The...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 17.08.20
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Non-Executive Directors, Business West needs you to join us on our B Corp journey!

Business is, and always has been a speculative venture; trading risk for reward, and yes, sometimes businesspeople get it wrong, but the act of wealth creation, and the taxation that flows from it,...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 14.08.20
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Only 1 in 10 businesses see positive side to COVID-19 pandemic

Between 21 July-4 August, Business West conducted its second major survey measuring the impact of COVID-19 on businesses in South West England. The largest recent survey of its kind, 519 businesses...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 13.08.20
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What we really really want

How many times have governments vowed to sweep away bureaucracy and confusion and make the planning system ‘simpler and swifter’? Slightly more times than the number of governments is the answer. And...
John Baker
John Baker
Point Consultancy Ltd
Posted on: 06.08.20
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Business and city leaders join the Initiative's eighth online meeting since lockdown

In the week that saw pubs reopen, queues outside men’s hairdressers, hearts in Queens Square go viral, the chancellor announce his second budget and Leicester remind us all of the fragility of the...
Tom Selway
Tom Selway
Cadence PR
Posted on: 13.07.20
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Business West reaction to Rishi Sunak's summer statement

For someone who has only been Chancellor for 5 months, Rishi Sunak is proving a remarkably calm and capable operator. This is lucky, because never have these qualities been more important. This is a...
Matt Griffith
Matt Griffith
Business West
Posted on: 08.07.20
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Sunak's summer statement must prioritise jobs

Last week we had Boris Johnson shouting “build, build, build” to get our beleaguered coronavirus hit economy going again. I was underwhelmed, I don’t know about you? High on rhetoric but low on...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 07.07.20
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