Bath Spa students and graduates to benefit from renewed Santander Universities partnership

September 24, 2020
Bath Spa students and graduates to benefit from renewed Santander Universities partnership

Bath Spa University and Santander Universities, the arm of the Spanish banking group that funds students and graduates, have renewed their partnership with for a further three years. The link-up, now in its sixth year, will provide scholarships and award opportunities to support education, entrepreneurship and employability activities among the university’s 7,000-plus student community,...

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Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economic Plan: National business reaction

September 24, 2020
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
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
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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PwC maintains commitment to recruit young talent to its West office as it looks beyond Covid

September 24, 2020
PwC maintains commitment to recruit young talent to its West office as it looks beyond Covid

Global accountancy group PwC has taken on 44 new graduate and school leaver recruits in the West of England as it continues to grow its presence across the region. The new joiners will be based in PwC’s regional  office, although owing to the ongoing pandemic they will be onboarded virtually.  The office in Bristol is...

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

September 23, 2020
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 ...

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