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Chancellor’s summer economic statement: Housing market reaction

July 9, 2020
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Rishi Sunak’s efforts to kickstart to boost the housing market as it emerges from lockdown have been welcomed by the area’s residential property industry – with reservations over how effective they will be in the long term. David Westgate, chief executive of Keynsham-headquartered estate agency and property group Andrews, described the Chancellor’s stamp duty...

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Chancellor’s summer economic statement: Bath experts react to hospitality measures

July 9, 2020
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While Bath’s hard-hit hospitality industry digests the measures announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak to help the sector in his summer economic statement, two experts from the area have questioned whether they go far enough. Richard Lake, an associate in the leisure & hospitality team at Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King, fears many of...

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Pearson May Financial Update: Changes to the government’s coronavirus support schemes

July 8, 2020
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Pearson May Financial Update: Changes to the government’s coronavirus support schemes

It was three months ago that Pearson May partner Matthew Rutter first wrote here about the various support schemes introduced by the government to help support businesses and individuals through the coronavirus pandemic. Since then there have been various changes to the main support schemes introduced by the government and it is worth recapping...

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Chancellor’s summer economic statement: National business reaction

July 8, 2020
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The CBI said Chancellor Rishi Sunak was “absolutely right” to prioritise jobs in his summer statement on Wednesday. Director-general Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, pictured, said: “Flattening the daunting unemployment curve about to hit our country could not be more important. Joblessness scars lives and hits the young and most disadvantaged hardest.  “The jobs plan is an important step...

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Chancellor’s summer economic statement: Bath business reaction

July 8, 2020
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Measures to address the huge economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic announced this week by Chancellor Rishi Sunak have been welcomed by Business West, the region’s largest business group. Matt Griffith, director of policy at Business West – which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce – described them as impressive but also added that the...

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Chancellor’s summer economic statement: Key points . . .

July 8, 2020
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Chancellor’s summer economic statement: Key points . . .

Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented his economic statement in the Commons on Wednesday by saying the government would do all it could to help prevent job losses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The main points were:  Government will pay £1,000 to businesses for each furloughed employee they bring back and retain until January....

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Promotion for Knight Frank’s South West head of property asset management

July 7, 2020
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Promotion for Knight Frank’s South West head of property asset management

Joanna Crofts, commercial property consultancy Knight Frank’s head of property asset management for South Wales and the South West, has been promoted from associate to partner. Joanna, pictured, joined Knight Frank as a graduate in 2004 and in 2014 joined the property asset management (PAM) team, which manages key industrial, office and retail buildings on...

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University of Bath team hits 100,000 mark in production of PPE for city’s healthcare heroes

July 7, 2020
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University of Bath team hits 100,000 mark in production of PPE for city’s healthcare heroes

More than 100,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) have been made for frontline healthcare workers by staff at the University of Bath since the coronavirus pandemic hit the city in March. A 60-strong team from the Faculty of Engineering & Design and across other departments have been making face shields and other PPE...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 6, 2020
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Monday July 6 Economic announcements: Halifax house price index, PMI construction Tuesday July 7 Finals: Halfords, JD Sports, Palace Capital Interims: Micro Focus International, RM Trading announcements: Reach, Electrocomponents Economic announcement: Nationwide house price index Wednesday July 8 Finals: Liontrust Asset Management, U and I Group Thursday July 9 Final: Ilika plc, Superdry Interim: Petropavlovsk Q2 result: Page  Trading announcement: Persimmon Economic announcement: RICS housing...

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Business festival promises to bring Bath firms together virtually to boost city’s recovery

July 3, 2020
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Business festival promises to bring Bath firms together virtually to boost city’s recovery

Bath is to stage its first virtual business festival to help firms in the city start to bounce back from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Taking place on July 22, Bath Business Festival (BBF) will celebrate the city’s business offering as well as giving its firms a unique chance to meet, learn, share,...

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