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Milestone reached as Roman Baths chalk up 100,000 visitors since emerging from lockdown

October 14, 2020
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Milestone reached as Roman Baths chalk up 100,000 visitors since emerging from lockdown

Bath’s iconic Roman Baths has attracted more than 100,000 visitors since reopening from lockdown at the beginning of July – an achievement described as “a milestone on the city’s road to recovery”. The Baths was among the first major UK attractions to re-admit the public following the closedown of the cultural sector in March as...

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Business West welcomes Chancellor’s latest support measures for firms closed by Covid

October 12, 2020
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Business West welcomes Chancellor’s latest support measures for firms closed by Covid

New support for firms forced to close by law because of coronavirus restrictions by Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been welcomed by Business West, the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce. The scheme, under which the government will pay two-thirds of the wages of staff working for these firms, was announced on Friday. It begins...

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Council outlines financial help package for firms hit by city centre Clean Air Zone

October 9, 2020
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More than 9,000 businesses are being contacted by Bath & North East Somerset Council to help them find out if they will be charged to drive in the city centre when its delayed Clean Air Zone is launched next March. Firms will also be told if they can get financial support to enable them...

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Exclusive: Bath’s high-flying legal eagles and top law firms showcased in The Legal 500

October 9, 2020
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Exclusive: Bath’s high-flying legal eagles and top law firms showcased in The Legal 500

Some of Bath’s top lawyers and the firms they work for have earning top billing in The Legal 500, the leading annual guide to law firms and solicitors in the UK. While the directory’s South West section is dominated, as in previous years, by Bristol’s large national and international firms, a number of lawyers...

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Businesses urged to design artwork to help brighten up the Bath’s streets at Christmas

October 9, 2020
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Businesses urged to design artwork to help brighten up the Bath’s streets at Christmas

Bath’s firms are being invited to take part in a public project to fill the city’s streets with giant bunting made from their artwork and designs in the run-up to Christmas. The competition has been launched by the city’s Business Improvement District (BID) and printing firm Minuteman Press Bath, who see it as a...

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Bath Business Blog: Lucy Cotterell, Mogers Drewett HR consultant. Practical tips to support employee health and wellbeing

October 8, 2020
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Bath Business Blog: Lucy Cotterell, Mogers Drewett HR consultant. Practical tips to support employee health and wellbeing

As the seventh month of working from home approaches and the season starts to change, Mogers Drewett HR consultant Lucy Cotterell offers some guidance and tips aimed at helping managers to ensure they can support their team’s health and wellbeing. With the Centre for Mental Health charity predicting that up to 10m people (almost...

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New Business West directory offers support and opportunities for firms as Covid and Brexit hit home

October 8, 2020
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New Business West directory offers support and opportunities for firms as Covid and Brexit hit home

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, has launched a directory service to help signpost firms to vital advice, opportunities and support services. Back to Business is an evolution of Business West’s highly successful Trading Through Coronavirus platform, which has been visited by more than 100,000 businesses across the South West.  It has been launched...

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Firms urged to hurry up and claim £1m capital allowances before they disappear

October 6, 2020
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Firms urged to hurry up and claim £1m capital allowances before they disappear

Regional accountancy firm Milsted Langdon, which has an office in Bath, is encouraging businesses to take advantage of up to £1m in tax relief before it runs out. The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) for capital allowances was increased to £1m a year for expenditure from January 1, 2019.  However, from January 1, 2021, it will...

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Christmas shopping and cultural events planned to protect Bath’s economy from bleak winter

October 2, 2020
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Christmas shopping and cultural events planned to protect Bath’s economy from bleak winter

Bath’s tourism, hospitality, retail and cultural organisations have come together to create a series of events in the run-up to Christmas to ensure the city’s economy stays strong during what will be one of the toughest festive periods for generations. While Bath’s traditional – and highly lucrative – Christmas Market, pictured, has already been...

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More affordable homes on the way as Curo gets funding to partner with other housing associations

October 1, 2020
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More affordable homes on the way as Curo gets funding to partner with other housing associations

Bath-based housing association Curo is to help speed up the delivery of vital new homes across the South of England through a new partnership funded by the government’s housing agency Homes England. Curo, which manages more than 13,000 homes across the region and builds hundreds of new ones a year, has received £51.1m to...

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