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Business groups call for more support for firms as Johnson unveils roadmap out of lockdown

February 22, 2021
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The South West’s largest business organisation has said many of its members will be “disappointed” with the government’s roadmap for taking England out of national lockdown. Business West, which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, said following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s statement in the House of Commons this afternoon the onus was now on ministers...

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Jobs boom at Lovehoney as global lockdowns trigger big rise in sales of its pleasure products

February 19, 2021
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Jobs boom at Lovehoney as global lockdowns trigger big rise in sales of its pleasure products

A surge in sales of sex toys during the pandemic has resulted in retailer Lovehoney taking on an additional 70 staff at its Bath headquarters. The firm – which was launched, appropriately, from a bedroom in the city in 2002 – has enjoyed a whopping 200% sales boost in many of its overseas markets...

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Bath university leaders backing bid to create ‘economy-boosting’ Great Western Freeport

February 19, 2021
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Bath university leaders backing bid to create ‘economy-boosting’ Great Western Freeport

The vice-chancellors of both of Bath’s universities and the principal of its main college have joined business leaders from across the West of England in backing the creation of a ‘free port’ in the region. Prof Ian White and Prof Sue Rigby of the University of Bath and Bath Spa University respectively and Laurel...

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Inspecs focuses on sustainability with new range of industry-leading biodegradable glasses

February 18, 2021
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Inspecs focuses on sustainability with new range of industry-leading biodegradable glasses

Bath-based spectacles designer and manufacturer Inspecs has launched its own sustainable range in what it has described as a massive step forward for its industry. The collection, called Botaniq, has been designed by the firm’s in-house technical experts using biodegradable natural, recycled and recyclable material in direct response to consumer demand for sustainable products....

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Support grants worth more than £12m handed to Bath businesses hit by Covid lockdowns

February 18, 2021
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Support grants worth more than £12m handed to Bath businesses hit by Covid lockdowns

Nearly 2,000 businesses across Bath and North East Somerset forced to close as a result of the third national lockdown have received more than £12m in support grants. Bath & North East Somerset Council had processed 1,825 applications by Wednesday of last week, paying out a total of  £11m in support grants and £1.4m...

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Ambassadors appointed by the IoD to promote its work in the region

February 10, 2021
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The Institute of Directors in the South West has appointed experienced tech sector independent director James Savage and Steve Hill, the former managing director of defence contractor SEA, as ambassadors. James, pictured, who has spent 30-plus years in the sector, will be the IoD’s regional ambassador for high-tech industry and tech ventures, having been an independent director on the boards...

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Campaign launched to collect 50 laptops this month for families struggling with home schooling

February 3, 2021
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Bath-based law firm Mogers Drewett has launched a campaign to collect and donate 50 laptops this month to help bridge the digital divide made worse by the coronavirus pandemic.  ‘Fifty in February’ will support the work of Wiltshire Digital Drive (WDD), which was set up last year by a group of businesses in Bath and...

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Pearson May Financial Update: Late filing penalties for tax returns delayed until February 28

February 2, 2021
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Pearson May Financial Update: Late filing penalties for tax returns delayed until February 28

In a surprise move and with only a week to go until the 2019/20 tax return filing deadline, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) announced on January 25 that it would not be charging the usual automatic late filing penalties of £100 for any 2019/20 tax returns that were not filed by January 31, 2021....

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Key themes for business covered in West of England China Bureau’s schedule of 2021 online events

February 2, 2021
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China’s booming Shandong province will be the subject of the next webinar to be staged by the West of England China Bureau. It has set out a year-long programme of online events co-ordinated and hosted by Hewlett Rand, a long-term bureau member.  Having focused on the vibrant tech and start-up ecosystem of the Greater Bay Area - which...

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Bath Business Blog: Roger Isaacs, forensic partner, Milsted Langdon. Business interruption insurance claims – What can be claimed

February 1, 2021
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Bath Business Blog: Roger Isaacs, forensic partner, Milsted Langdon. Business interruption insurance claims – What can be claimed

More than 370,000 small businesses in England and Wales could be eligible to claim via their business interruption insurance policies for disruption during the first Covid-19 national lockdown, following the Supreme Court’s important ruling. This ruling substantially allowed the appeal brought by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and campaign groups Hiscox Action Group and...

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