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Will the Prime Minister announce a partial lifting of lockdown on Sunday?

It looks as though there will be some partial easing of some of the coronavirus lockdown measures as early as Monday. The prime minister will be talking to the nation on television on Sunday night...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 06.05.20
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Darren Jones MP and Mayor Tim Bowles join Initiative for COVID-19 meeting

Unlock, revival, recovery, the new normal….call it what you want, the West of England business community has a vital role to play in restoring anything near normality. There remain more questions...
Rob Stewart
Rob Stewart
Social
Posted on: 05.05.20
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Business West comments on start of formal UK/US trade negotiations

ps-brexit.png Commenting on the news that the UK and US are to open formal negotiations on a future free trade agreement, Business West Managing Director Phil Smith said: “While most SW businesses...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 05.05.20
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Adapting to change in these unprecedented times

During these unsettling and uncertain times, adapting and changing a business is a steep learning for many and challenging for all. When you plan to implement change in any business, I know how tough...
Jessica Bailey
Jessica Bailey
Changetoolbox
Posted on: 05.05.20
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Government needs to strike right balance once lockdown measures are eased

The first directions in the government’s road map in the gradual relaxation of the lockdown will be given by Boris Johnson on Sunday. In a nationwide TV address to the nation, the Prime Minister will...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 04.05.20
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“This is a time to be bold”: BCC sets out principles for safe restart of UK economy

British Chambers of Commerce President, Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith, has written an open letter to the Prime Minister setting out principles for a phased restart of the UK economy.
Susie Parker
Susie Parker
Business West
Posted on: 03.05.20
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Business West welcomes the announcement of a discretionary fund for small businesses

Business West Managing Director, Phil Smith, comments on the government’s announcement today (2 May 2020) of a discretionary fund for small businesses that have previously been outside the scope of...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 02.05.20
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Coronavirus: Route map to normality to emerge next week indicates PM

Business will start getting a feel of a route map to some sort of normality next week. That was the message from prime minister Boris Johnson who, looking fit and well, made his first appearance at...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 30.04.20
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Bounce Back Loan scheme announced by HM Treasury

The Bounce Back Loan scheme was announced by HM Treasury on 27 April. This new scheme, which will open for applications from 4 May 2020, has been designed to unlock cash flow problems for the...
Claire Ralph
Claire Ralph
Business West
Posted on: 30.04.20
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