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The Impact the Pandemic has had on HR and the Future of Work
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The HRIS market has been growing strongly in recent years, this trend is unlikely to stop any time soon. The pandemic has not only impacted our daily lives but also the way companies operate. Many...
Natasha Waldron
Natasha Waldron
Posted on: 09.11.20
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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extension - What This Means for Employers
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Following news that a second national lockdown is to be imposed in England from 5 November until 2 December 2020 the Government has announced an extension to the furlough scheme. Who Does the...
Gareth Edwards
Gareth Edwards
VWV
Posted on: 06.11.20
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Business West response to furlough extension

ps.jpg Commenting on the Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s economy update, announced today, Business West Managing Director Phil Smith said: “A further extension of the furlough scheme and more generous...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 05.11.20
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Business West calls for a more detailed COVID recovery plan for businesses

As the second national lockdown is due to start on Thursday 5th November, Phil Smith and Ian Mean discuss the implications for businesses.
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Business West
Posted on: 03.11.20
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What a second national lockdown means for businesses and jobs

Much more clarity is needed from the government to ensure businesses can plan and are not left to guess from one week to the next. Communication, especially about when and how the economy can safely...
Claire Ralph
Claire Ralph
Business West
Posted on: 02.11.20
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Fresh 4-week lockdown period for England - business reaction

Business in the South West will be left reeling by Boris Johnson’s announcement that England will go into a national lockdown for a month from Thursday. Here in the South West, the virus figures have...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 31.10.20
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End of furlough - what does the future hold for Gloucestershire?

This weekend the government’s much praised furlough scheme to help retain jobs and keep businesses alive comes to an end. It means that for the first time we will start to get a clear picture just...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 28.10.20
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How Bristol City Centre BID is spearheading Bristol’s bounce back on the high-street

Retail, leisure and hospitality has been amongst the hardest hit sectors as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. With non-essential retailers shuttered from mid-March until June this year, and bars...
Victoria Matthews
Victoria Matthews
Business West
Posted on: 27.10.20
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Three-tier lockdown and financial support for businesses

This past month has seen Business West working hard in raising concerns with Treasury officials about the flaws of the Job Support Scheme (JSS) and the lack of generosity towards the self-employed...
Claire Ralph
Claire Ralph
Business West
Posted on: 26.10.20
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