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International school software deal sealed by Royds Withy King’s corporate team

April 23, 2020
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International school software deal sealed by Royds Withy King’s corporate team

Bath-headquarterd law firm Royds Withy King has advised on the sale of a Somerset school management software business to Australia’s leading educational tech company. Yeovil-based Double First, which has worked with independent schools in the UK for more than 30 years, is now part of the Education Horizons Group (EHG) following the deal.  Over...

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Bath Business Blog: Sean McDonough, head of employment and HR, Mogers Drewett. Furlough leave – your questions answered

April 23, 2020
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Bath Business Blog: Sean McDonough, head of employment and HR, Mogers Drewett. Furlough leave – your questions answered

It seems that everyone is talking about ‘furlough’ at the moment. But for employers, understanding the finer detail of what can and can’t be done is adding pressure to an already difficult situation. Mogers Drewett partner and head of its employment and HR department Sean McDonough answers some frequently asked questions.  Q: What is...

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Coronavirus update: Survey shows many West firms ‘looking into the abyss’ as pandemic hits sales

April 23, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Survey shows many West firms ‘looking into the abyss’ as pandemic hits sales

Fewer than one in six West of England firms believe they will be able to cope if the coronavirus crisis lasts for more than six months, according to the results of the first major survey highlighting the impact of the pandemic on the region’s businesses. More than 70% of firms have already suffered a...

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Coronavirus update: New task force will aim to shape West of England’s post-pandemic economy

April 22, 2020
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Coronavirus update: New task force will aim to shape West of England’s post-pandemic economy

A taskforce bringing together businesses, universities and the West of England’s local authorities is being set up to ensure the region’s economy recovers as quickly as possible from the impact of the coronavirus crisis. The new group will also represent the region in discussions with central government to make sure its needs are heard...

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Coronavirus update: Support for government’s Future Fund scheme to help innovative firms survive

April 21, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Support for government’s Future Fund scheme to help innovative firms survive

The government’s £1.25bn funding package to support innovative start-ups and research-intensive firms impacted by the coronavirus pandemic has been welcomed by business and civic leaders in the West of England. The measures include a Future Fund – a new £500m loan scheme for high-growth firms – and £750m of targeted support for small and...

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Coronavirus update: Crisis-hit Bath firms receiving support funding – but many could be missing out

April 17, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Crisis-hit Bath firms receiving support funding – but many could be missing out

More than 740 businesses in the Bath area have received urgent support grants from Bath & North East Somerset Council totalling £11m to help them stave off the impact of the coronavirus crisis. The council’s Invest in Bath business support team worked throughout the Easter weekend to continue processing applications for the central government-funded...

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Coronavirus update: More than 40,000 firms log on to Business West’s Covid-19 advice portal

April 17, 2020
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Coronavirus update: More than 40,000 firms log on to Business West’s Covid-19 advice portal

More than 40,000 businesses have sought advice and guidance on how they can survive the coronavirus pandemic from a special service set up by Business West, the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce. Trading Through Coronavirus, which went live exactly a month ago, provides expert information and guidance to businesses as well as capturing...

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Bath Business Blog: FAQs for commercial property landlords and tenants during the coronavirus crisis. Maeve England and Justin Hopkins, Mogers Drewett

April 17, 2020
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Bath Business Blog: FAQs for commercial property landlords and tenants during the coronavirus crisis. Maeve England and Justin Hopkins, Mogers Drewett

As the UK deals with the coronavirus outbreak, considerable strain is being put on commercial property landlords and tenants. Mogers Drewett’s dispute resolution partner Maeve England and commercial property partner Justin Hopkins answer the most frequently asked questions. What help is there for businesses unable to pay rent?   The government has introduced measures to...

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Coronavirus update: Community foundation comes to aid of crisis-hit Bath charities

April 16, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Community foundation comes to aid of crisis-hit Bath charities

Small charities in Bath have received much-needed finance from an emergency fund set up by region’s community foundation to help them cope with spiralling demand as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Quartet Community Foundation, which covers Bath and across the West of England, has distributed more than £250,000 to local charitable organisations since...

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Private care home deal completed by Royds Withy King despite coronavirus crisis

April 16, 2020
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Private care home deal completed by Royds Withy King despite coronavirus crisis

The health and social care sector team at Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King has advised on the acquisition of a Bristol care home despite the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the sector. Lawyers in the team worked with specialist mortgage broker Chandler & Co for several months on the deal to...

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