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Bath Business Blog: Sean McDonough, Mogers Drewett. All change in the workplace as Job Support Scheme replaces furlough

September 25, 2020
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Bath Business Blog: Sean McDonough, Mogers Drewett. All change in the workplace as Job Support Scheme replaces furlough

Chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday set out the government’s new job retention measures in an attempt to support employers who face lower demand over the next six months due to Covid-19. While more information is coming out all the time about the scheme, Bath law firm Mogers Drewett’s employment partner Sean McDonough answers some of the key...

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Top lawyer warns that court backlog is hampering landlords despite ban on evictions being lifted

September 25, 2020
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Top lawyer warns that court backlog is hampering landlords despite ban on evictions being lifted

Widespread evictions are unlikely to follow the lifting of Covid-related landlord restrictions, partly due a backlog of cases, a top property lawyer is claiming. Jacqui Walton, pictured, a senior paralegal in the residential property team at Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King, said landlords were bound by strict rules designed to slow down the...

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Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economic Plan: National business reaction

September 24, 2020
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Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economic Plan: National business reaction

Measures in Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economic Plan have been welcomed as “bold steps” and “a shot in the arm” for industry by the UK’s leading business groups. The CBI said it would save hundreds of thousands of viable jobs while the British Chambers of Commerce said it would help many companies hold on...

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Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economy Plan: Bath business reaction

September 24, 2020
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Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economy Plan: Bath business reaction

The Winter Economic Plan announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday may help stave off mass unemployment, but it failed to target support to those sectors that need it most, according to the West of England’s largest business organisation. Business West, which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, along with other business groups, had urged Mr...

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Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economy Plan: Key points

September 24, 2020
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Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economy Plan: Key points

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled his Winter Economy Plan to help businesses and their employees as Covid-19 continues to have a devastating impact. The key points are:  A Jobs Support Scheme for employees will replace the furlough scheme, which effectively paid people not to work. Under this new scheme, businesses will pay employees for...

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Protect firms and their workers, Business West urges, as Govt brings in raft of new restrictions

September 22, 2020
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Business West, the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce, today called for a comprehensive support package for firms hit by the latest coronavirus measures. With the number of cases of Covid-19 rising again – promoting a new raft of restrictions on businesses – Business West urged the government to take action to protect jobs...

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Webinar will bring together fintech leaders and investors to guide tech stars of tomorrow

September 22, 2020
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Webinar will bring together fintech leaders and investors to guide tech stars of tomorrow

Some of the world’s brightest minds in fintech and investment are being brought together by tech-focused investment bank ICON Corporate Finance to provide a masterclass on successfully raising funds. The expert panel will provide the inside track on how to pitch for investment, whether through a bank, venture capital group or corporate venture capital...

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Home vs Office: Royds Withy King webinar explores the challenges of the post-Covid workplace

September 18, 2020
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Home vs Office: Royds Withy King webinar explores the challenges of the post-Covid workplace

Huge changes in the way people work have occurred since the coronavirus pandemic first hit – yet many businesses are struggling to cope with this ‘new normal’ and the legal implications remain unclear, a webinar on the workforce of the future staged by law firm Royds Withy King heard. The Bath-headquartered firm’s employment partner...

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Latest lockdown restrictions force TEDxBath organisers to postpone it to next spring

September 17, 2020
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Latest lockdown restrictions force TEDxBath organisers to postpone it to next spring

Next month’s TEDxBath, which would have been the largest staged so far in the city, has been put back to next spring as a result of the latest lockdown measures. Organisers said they had arrived at the decision reluctantly but will go ahead with a TEDxBath Countdown – a free virtual event in partnership...

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Scheme launched to help firms tackle issue of mental health at work as Covid-19 crisis takes its toll

September 16, 2020
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Scheme launched to help firms tackle issue of mental health at work as Covid-19 crisis takes its toll

A support programme to assist Bath area firms in responding to mental health concerns in the workplace, particularly those arising from Covid-19, has been launched. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) is investing in the two-year Thrive at Work West of England programme, which aims to address key mental health issues affecting businesses’...

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