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Coronavirus update: Careers and coaching support announced for crisis-affected Bath workers

April 9, 2020
Coronavirus update: Careers and coaching support announced for crisis-affected Bath workers

A career and coaching scheme set up to boost the skills of workers in Bath has been expanded to help people whose jobs and income have been affected by coronavirus. Future Bright was set up two years ago by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) to improve the earning potential and income of...

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Pearson May Financial Update: Coronavirus support schemes

April 8, 2020
Pearson May Financial Update: Coronavirus support schemes

An awful lot has changed in the past fortnight as the coronavirus epidemic in the UK continues to adversely affect many individuals and businesses. As a consequence, the government has announced a raft of emergency measures to try and keep the UK economy afloat, writes Pearson May partner Matthew Rutter. These cater for employees, more...

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Coronavirus update: South West manufacturers fear widespread job cuts as sales and orders plummet

April 8, 2020
Coronavirus update: South West manufacturers fear widespread job cuts as sales and orders plummet

Nearly nine out of 10 South West manufacturers expect the coronavirus pandemic to hit their sales over the next six months, with half saying they will need to axe staff to stay in business. And despite action by the government to support businesses during the crisis, three-quarters of manufacturers in the region believe it...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 6, 2020
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Monday April 6 Finals: Global Yachting Group, M Winkworth, Mobile Tornado AGM: RM Tuesday April 7 Finals: Alliance Pharma, Medica Group, Northbridge Industrial Services Trading announcement: Gooch & Housego Economic announcement: Halifax house price index Wednesday April 8 Finals: Camellia, Impact Health, Tesco, The Pebble Group AGMs: Athelney Trust, Maven Income & Growth VCT...

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Coming next week from Bath Business News – the Coronavirus Knowledge Hub

April 3, 2020
Coming next week from Bath Business News – the Coronavirus Knowledge Hub

As the city’s leading independent online business news provider, Bath Business News is stepping up during these challenging times to ensure that Bath remains a successful, innovative and forward-looking business hub. Next week we will launch the Bath Business News Coronavirus Knowledge Hub, a unique source of essential news, information and advice as the...

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Coronavirus update: Think carefully before taking advantage of Govt-backed crisis loans, says accountant

April 3, 2020
Coronavirus update: Think carefully before taking advantage of Govt-backed crisis loans, says accountant

A top accountant is warning Bath firms hit by the coronavirus crisis not to rush into seeking financial help through the government’s newly-amended package of business support. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced changes to the measures yesterday amid widespread criticism that they were not assisting enough businesses and that some banks were putting too many...

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