Property

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

September 25, 2020
By
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...

Read more »

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

September 25, 2020
By
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...

Read more »

Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economic Plan: National business reaction

September 24, 2020
By
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...

Read more »

Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economy Plan: Bath business reaction

September 24, 2020
By
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...

Read more »

Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economy Plan: Key points

September 24, 2020
By
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...

Read more »

Bath Business Blog: Peter Ball, partner, Smith & Williamson. The Covid-19 self-employed income support scheme explained

September 23, 2020
By
Bath Business Blog: Peter Ball, partner, Smith & Williamson. The Covid-19 self-employed income support scheme explained

The window for claiming the second grant under the self-employed income support scheme opened on August 17 and closes on October 19. Traders do not have to have claimed the first grant in order to qualify for the second, but their business must have been adversely affected by Covid-19 on or after July 14 to qualify. Scheme outline ...

Read more »

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

September 22, 2020
By
BusinessWestSquarelogo

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...

Read more »

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

September 18, 2020
By
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...

Read more »

New restaurant and hotel openings as Bath’s hospitality industry looks to brighter future

September 18, 2020
By
New restaurant and hotel openings as Bath’s hospitality industry looks to brighter future

Bath’s beleaguered hospitality industry has been boosted by the opening of a new hotel and two new restaurants, while one of its oldest hotels has become part of the global Marriott group. The 166-bedroom Hotel Indigo on South Parade has opened after a delay of nearly two years, along with The Elder, a 60-seat...

Read more »

Covid-19 deals Bath’s economy devastating blow – but city will bounce back in 2021, says report

September 18, 2020
By
Covid-19 deals Bath’s economy devastating blow – but city will bounce back in 2021, says report

Bath’s economy will shrink by 10.6% this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic but should recover strongly next year, according to a new forecast. According to global accountancy group KPMG, the decline in the city’s gross value added (GVA) means it will be hit harder than for the UK as whole, at...

Read more »

ADVERTISE HERE

Reach tens of thousands of senior business people across the Bath area for just £75 a month. Email info@bath-business.net for more information.