Finance

Business West to help Bath firms cut through confusion as end of UK’s Brexit transition looms

October 23, 2020
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Business West to help Bath firms cut through confusion as end of UK’s Brexit transition looms

Bath firms are being urged to prepare now for the end of the Brexit transition period on January 1 next year, despite many questions of how it will work in practice remaining unanswered. The government has launched a campaign for businesses with the strapline ‘Time is running out’ as talks with the EU over...

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Bath’s hospitality sector misses out again, says Business West, as Govt announces new support for firms

October 23, 2020
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Bath’s hospitality sector misses out again, says Business West, as Govt announces new support for firms

Business West, the group that runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, has welcomed the latest government job and self-employment support measures – but warned that many firms, including those in the city’s vital hospitality sector, continue to miss out. The new support package was announced yesterday by Chancellor Rishi Sunak as businesses in many areas...

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Bath consultancy’s research shows human cost of remote working now firms’ top priority

October 23, 2020
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Bath consultancy’s research shows human cost of remote working now firms’ top priority

Staff isolation, cohesion and engagement within teams are the top priorities of many firms as remote working becomes the norm during the coronavirus pandemic, according to research by Bath project management consultancy Nine Feet Tall. Its extensive research with organisations across a range of sectors, including Royal Mail, The White Company, Danone, Costain, Nationwide...

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Lender 1pm’s shares dip despite it signalling return to profitable growth

October 22, 2020
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Lender 1pm’s shares dip despite it signalling return to profitable growth

Shares in 1pm, the Bath-based specialist small business lender, fell by more than 8% today despite it saying it had bounced back strongly from the earlier impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the business. In a trading update issued ahead of its AGM yesterday, the firm said it had ‘de-risked’ its lending book over...

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Chase de Vere financial adviser crowned best in the South West in Women in Financial Advice Awards

October 19, 2020
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Chase de Vere financial adviser crowned best in the South West in Women in Financial Advice Awards

Rachel Sartin, an Independent Financial Adviser with Chase de Vere based in Bath, has been named as one of the UK’s top women financial advisers. Rachel, pictured, who joined the national independent financial advice firm as a trainee financial adviser in 2005, won the South West regional category at the Women in Financial Advice...

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Business groups urge Johnson to continue Brexit talks as he tells them to ‘prepare for a no-deal’

October 16, 2020
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Business groups urge Johnson to continue Brexit talks as he tells them to ‘prepare for a no-deal’

Firms will ‘despair’ over Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s comments today that they should prepare for a no-deal Brexit, the region’s biggest business organisation said. Describing the move as “another period of political theatre”, Business West managing director Phil Smith said firms across the West of England were already under unprecedented pressure from the impact...

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Region’s creativity and diversity to be harnessed in £100m post-Covid bounce back plan

October 16, 2020
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Region’s creativity and diversity to be harnessed in £100m post-Covid bounce back plan

More than £100m is to be spent on ambitious plans that use the West of England’s creativity and diversity to protect and secure jobs while building back greener and creating opportunities for all residents. The plan has been drawn up by the region’s Recovery Taskforce, which brings together businesses, universities and the West of...

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Social distancing factored in as The Bath Pub Company opens latest refurbished venue

October 16, 2020
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Social distancing factored in as The Bath Pub Company opens latest refurbished venue

A Bath pub has reopened following a £500,000 refurbishment designed with social distancing in mind. The Moorfields, pictured, in Oldfield Park was taken over by The Bath Pub Company in March just as the country went into lockdown.  The re-opening comes as many pubs in Bath continue to struggle as social distancing measures and...

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Government funding lifeline will help save iconic Bath cultural venues

October 16, 2020
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Government funding lifeline will help save iconic Bath cultural venues

Eight of Bath’s cultural venues have received vital funding under a £1.57bn government scheme to help them survive the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and secure their future. The diverse list – which spans music, visual art, theatre, comedy and literature – ranges from The Theatre Royal to Moles Club.  They are among 1,385...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

October 15, 2020
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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Each week Bath accountancy firm Pearson May and Bath Business News team up to bring you the top national finance stories. Support for shut-down businesses  Grants are available if you’re legally required to close. Find out more here State pension age rises to 66 Up to four million women in their 50s are affected. Click here for more information    

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