Pearson May weekly financial round-up

April 2, 2020
Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Each week Bath accountancy firm Pearson May and Bath Business News team up to bring you the top national finance stories. This week we look at . . . How to access coronavirus support schemes Details on how to apply for emergency measures. Find out here if this applies to you Five personal tax changes...

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Trio of new recruits for rapidly expanding Bath PR and content agency

April 2, 2020
Trio of new recruits for rapidly expanding Bath PR and content agency

Fast-growing Bath-based specialist PR, communications and content agency Clearly has expanded its team further with the appointment of three new staff.  Stephanie Brown has joined as PR account manager, Aino Rantala as digital marketing executive, while Lindsey Purser has become the agency’s new office manager.  Clearly was launched in 2014 by experienced PR and editorial consultant Paul MacKenzie-Cummins...

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Bath Business Blog: Fionnuala Nolan and Michael Tatters, Thrings. The Coronavirus Act – protecting commercial real estate yields

April 1, 2020
Bath Business Blog: Fionnuala Nolan and Michael Tatters, Thrings. The Coronavirus Act – protecting commercial real estate yields

Thrings’ commercial property partner Fionnuala Nolan and property litigation partner Michael Tatters consider the impact of the recently introduced Coronavirus Act on commercial property owners, their tenants, funders and investors. The UK government has enacted the Coronavirus Act with the purpose of defending its people and economy against the accelerating threat of COVID-19.  The...

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Coronavirus update: Business confidence falls as firms start to feel impact of pandemic

April 1, 2020
Coronavirus update: Business confidence falls as firms start to feel impact of pandemic

Three-quarters of South West firms were hit by the coronavirus pandemic in the first two weeks of March, according to a new survey which also shows the outbreak has triggered a marked fall in businesses confidence in the region. Lloyds Bank’s Business Barometer – a monthly survey of more than 1,000 companies carried out...

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Coronavirus update: Profit warnings soar as firms start to feel financial impact of pandemic

March 31, 2020
Coronavirus update: Profit warnings soar as firms start to feel financial impact of pandemic

Warnings about future profits made by South West companies listed on the London Stock Exchange have soared by 75% compared to this time last year – with most of them blaming the coronavirus pandemic. The latest analysis from international accountancy group EY shows there have been 14 profit warnings issued in the region so...

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Coronavirus update: Business West welcomes new insolvency and red tape measures

March 30, 2020
Coronavirus update: Business West welcomes new insolvency and red tape measures

The latest moves by the government to support businesses, including relaxing the insolvency laws and removing some red tape, have been given the thumbs up by the region’s largest business organisation. Business West described the measures, announced by Business Secretary Alok Sharma on Friday evening, as sensible steps that would help protect companies weakened...

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