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Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative statement - Black Lives Matter

The death of George Floyd at the hands of the police in Minneapolis was horrific and another brutal reminder of too many incidents that have been constantly occurring. We at the Bristol Chamber of...
Richard Bonner
Richard Bonner
Posted on: 05.06.20
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Sunak reveals future of furlough scheme

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has given business some much needed breathing space with his phased ending of the furlough scheme which has been paying the wages of something like 8.4 million employees...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 29.05.20
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Business West responds to changes to Job Retention Scheme and support for the self-employed

ps-brexit.png Commenting on the Chancellor’s announcement today (29th May) on additional changes that will be made to the Job Retention Scheme from July onwards, Business West Managing Director Phil...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 29.05.20
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Western Gateway chief addresses cross-border partnership's role post-COVID

Over 150 business leaders heard the head of the region’s new Western Gateway project appeal for business ambassadors to work alongside her and shape the organisation.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 29.05.20
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Small firms fret over future of furlough scheme

The harsh reality of business surviving the coronavirus will be made clear this week when the Chancellor is expected to announce that companies must start paying a quarter of the wages of furloughed...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 27.05.20
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Business needs to be empowered to help avert looming unemployment crisis

The unemployment rate has never been higher since records began 50 years ago and is a reminder of the dark days of the jobs crisis during the John Major government back in 1996.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 19.05.20
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Marvin Rees tackles economic recovery in Zoom address to Chamber & Initiative members

On the day that was dubbed ‘Back to Work Day’ in the media, the Business West Initiative meeting, attended by over 120 of the region’s business leaders, clearly reflected the national shift in tone...
Catherine Frankpitt
Catherine Frankpitt
Strike Communications
Posted on: 19.05.20
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Change in demand for office space as a result of COVID-19 poses a challenge for planners

Bath and North East Somerset Council are currently consulting on adjustments to the Local Plan, the blueprint for the future shape of the district. It sets out broad parameters for things like the...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 14.05.20
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Business West responds to ONS Q1 2020 GDP stats

The speed and scale at which coronavirus has hit the UK economy is unprecedented and means that the Q1 decline is likely to be followed by a further, more historically significant, contraction in...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 13.05.20
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