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Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economy Plan: Business West response

September 24, 2020
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Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economy Plan: Business West response

The Winter Economic Plan announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak today may help stave off mass unemployment, but it failed to target support to those sectors that need it most, according to the West of England’s largest business organisation. Business West, which runs the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative, along with other business groups, had urged...

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Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economy Plan: Key points

September 24, 2020
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Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economy Plan: Key points

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled his Winter Economy Plan to help businesses and their employees as Covid-19 continues to have a devastating impact. The key points are:  A Jobs Support Scheme for employees will replace the furlough scheme, which effectively paid people not to work. Under this new scheme, businesses will pay employees for...

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Protect firms and their workers, Business West urges, as Govt brings in raft of new restrictions

September 22, 2020
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Business West, the organisation behind the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative, today called for a comprehensive support package for firms hit by the latest coronavirus measures. With the number of cases of Covid-19 rising again – promoting a new raft of restrictions on businesses – Business West urged the government to take action to protect...

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Webinar will bring together fintech leaders and investors to guide tech stars of tomorrow

September 22, 2020
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Webinar will bring together fintech leaders and investors to guide tech stars of tomorrow

Some of the world’s brightest minds in fintech and investment are being brought together by tech-focused investment bank ICON Corporate Finance to provide a masterclass on successfully raising funds. The expert panel will provide the inside track on how to pitch for investment, whether through a bank, venture capital group or corporate venture capital...

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Home vs Office: Royds Withy King webinar explores the challenges of the post-Covid workplace

September 21, 2020
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Home vs Office: Royds Withy King webinar explores the challenges of the post-Covid workplace

Huge changes in the way people work have occurred since the coronavirus pandemic first hit – yet many businesses are struggling to cope with this ‘new normal’ and the legal implications remain unclear, a webinar on the workforce of the future staged by law firm Royds Withy King heard. The firm’s Swindon-based employment partner Malcolm...

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Survey shows gloomy South West firms ready to axe jobs as demand fails to recover

September 3, 2020
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Survey shows gloomy South West firms ready to axe jobs as demand fails to recover

Firms in the South West are among the most pessimistic in the UK about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, with many expecting to shed jobs when the government’s furlough scheme ends, according to a new survey. The Lloyds Bank Business Barometer, which takes the pulse of 1,200 firms across England every month, shows...

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Royds Withy King webinar will explore challenges linked to the post Covid-19 workforce

September 3, 2020
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Royds Withy King webinar will explore challenges linked to the post Covid-19 workforce

Major challenges for employers ranging from managing remote staff to changing the way entire organisations work post Covid-19 will be tackled head-on in a webinar to be staged next week by regional law firm Royds Withy King.  Called Workforce of the Future: The New Norm, the event will give insights from practical futurist and...

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Government’s Kickstart scheme will help firms develop young talent, says Business West

September 2, 2020
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Government’s Kickstart scheme will help firms develop young talent, says Business West

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, has welcomed the launch today of the government’s Kickstart scheme, which offers subsidised job placements to out-of-work young people. Under the £2bn programme, 16 to 24 year olds claiming Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment, will be able to gain six-month work placements.  The government...

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Royds Withy King strengthens its disputes resolution team with ‘valuable acquisition’ of new partner

August 31, 2020
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Royds Withy King strengthens its disputes resolution team with ‘valuable acquisition’ of new partner

Experienced commercial and corporate disputes lawyer Tom Llewellyn has joined law firm, which has an office in Swindon, Royds Withy King as a partner. The strategic appointment comes as the firm continues to build its profile in Bristol – where it recently opened an office – as well as nationally.  Tom, pictured, has joined from the Bristol office...

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Gloomy West firms start to axe jobs as they count cost of coronavirus on profits

August 24, 2020
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Gloomy West firms start to axe jobs as they count cost of coronavirus on profits

The coronavirus pandemic has hit profits at more than 60% of firms in the West of England – with nearly one-in-seven fearing they will never return to pre-Covid levels of activity, according to the largest business survey in the region. Just under a quarter of firms have, or plan to, axe jobs with a...

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