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Pandemic puzzle will be with us for some time to come

Learning to live with Covid will pose a number of problems for business and I suspect it will be quite a while before we properly understand what they are, let alone working out what we do about them...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 05.05.22
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Missing link a relief for businesses

Business will finally start to breathe a sigh of relief now we know that the end is in sight to start work on the long-awaited "Missing Link" project on the A417. National Highways project director ,...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 04.05.22
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Businesses trying to recruit are still facing difficulties, supporting Business West’s recent survey findings

As seen in 2021, there has been a severe mismatch between available skilled and non-skilled workers and labour demand has been exacerbated by Brexit and Covid-19.
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Posted on: 04.05.22
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Government's new plans requiring landlords to let empty rental units a boost for businesses

“Vacant shops reborn under plan to breathe life into high streets”. This was the headline in the Daily Mail and after so many false dawns, I welcome what now seems to be a serious move by government...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 29.04.22
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Meet the team - Andrew McDermott, Business Skills Advisor

We caught up with Business Skills Advisor, Andrew McDermott, to find out more about his role on the Workforce for the Future programme.
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 29.04.22
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New packaging and electrical & electronic equipment (EEE) obligations for sellers on German online marketplaces

From 1 July 2022 online marketplaces and fulfilment service providers operating in Germany will be subject to new extended producer responsibility obligations for packaging that they place on the...
Charlotte Garnham
Charlotte Garnham
Posted on: 29.04.22
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Innovate UK EDGE and Business West

Business West works closely with the UK’s Innovation Agency in delivering Innovate UK EDGE business support to some of the UK’s most exciting innovators. Innovate UK EDGE provides fully funded in...
Paul O'Collins
Paul O'Collins
EEN South West
Posted on: 28.04.22
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Wharf Green Market comes to Swindon Town Centre

inSwindon BID Co. and Cotswold Markets Ltd. Bring back weekly markets in the Town Centre from April. A weekly market will soon return to the heart of the Town Centre, in Wharf Green. The traffic-free...
Ian Larrard
Ian Larrard
Business West
Posted on: 27.04.22
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The government needs to turbo-charge apprenticeships

At the risk of sounding like a long playing record, I am returning to one of my business hobbyhorses. That is the value to our economy of young people going into apprenticeships. And I am indebted to...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 25.04.22
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