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OBR’s figures suggest serious consequences for our economy

Rishi Sunak responds to the OBR's shocking scenario of a sharp decline in the UK economy and public finances if the coronavirus pandemic continued for another three months. They claimed the economy...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 14.04.20
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Coronavirus: Delays in supporting small businesses

As we enter the fourth week of the coronavirus lockdown, small business seems to be getting little help in survival from the government. Ian Mean discusses the latest developments with the...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 13.04.20
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Bristol & Bath businesses worth staying inside for this Easter weekend

With so much to enjoy from the comfort of your own home courtesy of Bristol & Bath businesses, there’s no excuse not to follow government advice this Easter weekend: stay home and save lives!
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 09.04.20
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More than 40,000 businesses turn to Business West for coronavirus support

Over the last 3 weeks more than 40,000 businesses across South West England have reached out to Business West seeking urgent help via its Trading Through Coronavirus service. Launched on 16 March,...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 09.04.20
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Keep building to aid economic recovery from coronavirus

It seems amazing that it was only a month ago that I was writing optimistically about the superb new Bath Spa University art school in the re-modelled Herman Miller building in Locksbrook Road. The...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 09.04.20
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Coronavirus: Chancellor throws charities a lifeline

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has thrown a £750 million lifeline to charities threatened with closure. He told the regular 5pm press conference this evening that £370 million of that money would go to small...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 08.04.20
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4 actions to get your international sales back on track after COVID-19

International travel restrictions and a slowing global economy due to coronavirus will have hampered plans to develop sales overseas. Despite the lockdown, businesses who are in a position to use...
Sarah Hildersley
Sarah Hildersley
Department for International Trade - South West
Posted on: 07.04.20
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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and furloughed employees – key questions answered

Can a former employee dismissed for COVID-19 reasons be furloughed? Can we ask people to take holiday during the furlough period? Answers to these key questions and more for employers moving to take...
Julian Hemming
Julian Hemming
Osborne Clarke
Posted on: 06.04.20
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West of England businesses come together to respond to COVID-19

Businesses in the West of England face a challenge like no other as the national response to the COVID-19 outbreak has taken hold. Employers across the region have moved quickly to adjust to new...
Ben Lowndes
Ben Lowndes
Social
Posted on: 06.04.20
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