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Coronavirus update: Chancellor announces emergency measures to support businesses

March 17, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Chancellor announces emergency measures to support businesses

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled an emergency £330bn package to support businesses during the coronavirus crisis. Mr Sunak, pictured, said the move was equivalent to 15% of the UK’s GDP and added that if demand was greater than the initial £330bn he would go further and provide as much capacity as required.  Measures include:...

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Spring Budget 2020: Key economic points so far . . .

March 11, 2020
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Spring Budget 2020: Key economic points so far . . .

Key points from the 2020 Budget so far . . . Growth forecasts updated to 1.4% for 2020 and 1.6% for 2021  Planned rise in alcohol duties cancelled Fuel duty frozen Government to abolish business rates for small shops this year levy on electricity frozen and increased on gas Tax on plastic packaging to...

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Spring Budget 2020: Chancellor pledges total package worth £30bn to tackle coronavirus

March 11, 2020
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Spring Budget 2020: Chancellor pledges total package worth £30bn to tackle coronavirus

Key points from Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s first Budget . .  Chancellor started speaking at 12:35pm He says public services are well prepared to tackle coronavirus There is likely to be a "significant" impact on the UK economy but it will return to normal There will be a funding "bridge" for business to help them...

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Korea opportunities knock for Bristol’s advanced manufacturing businesses

March 8, 2020
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Korea opportunities knock for Bristol’s advanced manufacturing businesses

Bristol’s innovative manufacturing firms are being invited to take part in a trade mission to South Korea to explore collaborating with some of the country’s most pioneering businesses. Part of the government’s Global Business Innovation Programme, the mission will bring together small cohorts of innovative UK small and medium-sized businesses looking to grow and...

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Strong job creation puts South West at top of UK table for women’s economic empowerment

March 8, 2020
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Strong job creation puts South West at top of UK table for women’s economic empowerment

The South West has emerged as the UK’s best region for women’s economic empowerment – outperforming other parts of the country for female participation at work and narrower pay disparities between the sexes. According to the latest Women in Work Index, produced by accountancy giant PwC, the region also has the second-lowest female unemployment...

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Time running out to challenge for awards that champion excellence in the region’s boardrooms

March 8, 2020
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Time running out to challenge for awards that champion excellence in the region’s boardrooms

With less than a month to go until nominations close, Bristol directors are being urged to enter one of the South West’s top award schemes recognising excellence and enterprise. The Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2020 aim to champion the region’s outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs.  The awards, which also...

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Swindon Business Blog: Malindi Myers, deputy regional agent, Bank of England. Encouraging signs emerging for the UK economy

February 17, 2020
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Swindon Business Blog: Malindi Myers, deputy regional agent, Bank of England. Encouraging signs emerging for the UK economy

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) met last month to decide on the appropriate level of bank rate – the official base rate of interest in the UK. The MPC also updated its forecasts for economic growth and inflation – these show UK economic growth picking up steadily over the next few...

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Government must support businesses as Brexit finally takes place, Business West insists

January 31, 2020
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The region’s largest business organisation has called on the government to ensure firms get essential support and guidance for life outside the EU as the UK today marks its official departure from the world’s biggest trading bloc. While the UK is leaving the European Union at 11pm after 47 years, an 11-month transition period...

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Bake Off star to host regional awards for organisations that rise to Fair Trade challenge

January 30, 2020
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The South West Fair Trade Business Awards are returning for an eighth year, with The Great British Bake Off star Briony Williams lined up to host the presentation ceremony. The awards, which celebrate ethical organisations of all sizes and from any sector across the region, have recognised hundreds of organisations that support Fair Trade...

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Regional trade association role for insolvency and restructuring lawyer

January 27, 2020
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Regional trade association role for insolvency and restructuring lawyer

Insolvency and restructuring lawyer Philip Winterborne has been appointed the South West and Wales chair of R3, the recovery trade body. Philip, pictured, an insolvency and turnaround partner at Bristol-based Temple Bright solicitors, was formally appointed to the role at R3 South West and Wales’s AGM.  He takes the reins from previous chair Louise...

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