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BCC survey reveals extent of damage to jobs market

Surveys of every aspect of our economy seem to be two a penny in these very uncertain days for business. We probably don’t take many of them very seriously. But when the survey is carried out by the...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 16.07.20
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COVID-19: Prioritise jobs for young people to avoid lost generation

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak must be congratulated for coming to the rescue of our young people with his financial package to encourage apprenticeships and new jobs. Our young people are...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 15.07.20
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Health and safety risks in the COVID-secure workplace

As the national lockdown eases and more people return to work, the government has published guidance to “help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely” in the COVID-...
Chris Salmon
Chris Salmon
Quittance Legal Services
Posted on: 15.07.20
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8 key announcements from the Summer Economic Statement 2020

Last week Rishi Sunak announced a number of new measures to help kickstart the economy as the UK gradually eases lockdown. Here’s an overview of 8 key announcements, which were part of the Chancellor...
Claire Ralph
Claire Ralph
Business West
Posted on: 14.07.20
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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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How BIDs and LEPs in the West Country are helping retailers reopen their doors to paying customers

A guide to the local support available in Bristol , Bath , Gloucester , Cheltenham and Swindon , to help businesses re-open safely and entice customers back to the high street during Covid-19 In this...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Posted on: 09.07.20
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Chambers of Commerce are meeting the challenge of the coronavirus crisis

At the end of the 16th century, merchants in the French City of Marseille were engaged in a critical quarrel with the port authorities. They decided to form an organisation so they could speak with...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 09.07.20
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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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