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Q&A with Katherine Bennett CBE - Chair of Western Gateway and SVP at Airbus

Katherine Bennett, senior vice president of Airbus at Filton in Bristol, is the new chair of the Western Gateway project designed to give a greater voice to the South West and South Wales in...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 03.07.20
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Boris' £5 billion spending pledge is a drop in the ocean

Boris Johnson’s New Deal speech today in the heart of the West Midlands at Dudley was high on rhetoric but pretty thin on detail. We were promised a so-called New Deal to re-build Britain in the wake...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 30.06.20
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Bill to allow al-fresco drinking and dining welcomed by hospitality industry

With many hospitality businesses hanging by a thread, a new government bill to enable al-fresco dining and drinking is very welcome. A Business and Planning Bill is being published by ministers today...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 25.06.20
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Business West responds to Prime Minister’s announcement on further easing of lockdown restrictions

ps-brexit.png Commenting on the Prime Minister’s announcement of further easing of Coronavirus restrictions from 4 July, including the reopening of culture, tourism and leisure venues as well as a...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 23.06.20
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Relax the planning system to speed up economic recovery

As business plans its way out of coronavirus, I believe the relaxation of our complex planning system will be a key factor. It has been mooted before . But it now must happen to meet the needs of...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 23.06.20
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Bristol businesses come together after momentous week for the city

The Black Lives Matter movement and the Bristol protests that saw the toppling of the Edward Colston statute were at the forefront of the latest Bristol and West of England Initiative Meeting...
Freddie Palmer
Freddie Palmer
Social
Posted on: 17.06.20
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Unemployment figures are a sign of things to come once furlough scheme ends

When we heard today that the unemployment rate was just 3.9%, we would be deluding ourselves if we believed this seemed to be a realistic figure. The politicians may point to it, but I am afraid this...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 16.06.20
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Business West urges government rethink of quarantine rules

Business West has joined representative bodies in business, education and employment to urge a government rethink of quarantine rules for travellers arriving into the UK. In an open letter to the...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 11.06.20
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Can our high streets bounce back with consumer confidence crippled by coronavirus?

The real starting gun to try and fire up the economy through opening up our high streets has now been fired but consumer confidence is going to be the key. Business, of course, welcomes the Business...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 10.06.20
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