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

April 9, 2020
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Bath Business Blog: Malindi Myers, regional agent, Bank of England. Your insights help us understand the impact of the Covid-19 crisis

April 3, 2020
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Bath Business Blog: Malindi Myers, regional agent, Bank of England. Your insights help us understand the impact of the Covid-19 crisis

The people of the UK are making extraordinary efforts to limit the health impact of Covid-19. NHS staff, aided by carers and volunteers, are doing sterling work in the face of unprecedented pressures. Families, friends, and neighbours are rallying round those who are ill or isolating themselves. And thousands of businesses are safeguarding the...

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Coronavirus update: Bath firms urged to step up and support Dorothy House Hospice appeal

April 3, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Bath firms urged to step up and support Dorothy House Hospice appeal

Bath area hospice Dorothy House is urgently seeking support from city businesses to help it step up its response to the national health emergency triggered by coronavirus pandemic. It has launched its Stepping Up Support appeal to raise funds for its clinical teams to provide extra care for the community in response to rising...

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Coronavirus update: Magazine titles to be culled by Future as lockdown hits sales

April 3, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Magazine titles to be culled by Future as lockdown hits sales

Future, the Bath-based media group, is set to axe six of its titles and cut its freelance budget as the coronavirus pandemic devastates sales of print magazines. The group’s Official Xbox Magazine, which it has published for nearly 20 years and at one time was among its flagship titles, is understood to be one...

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Coronavirus update: Bath small business lender 1pm urges government to widen help scheme

April 3, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Bath small business lender 1pm urges government to widen help scheme

Bath-based specialist finance provider 1pm has joined calls for the government to let non-bank lenders like itself join funding schemes aimed at helping businesses cope with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. While such lenders provide a third of all UK consumer credit and a third of funding to businesses for investment in plant,...

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