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NewsSomerset Economic Update - Quarter 3 Economic Survey with the British Chambers of Commerce

Somerset Economic Update - Quarter 3 Economic Survey with the British Chambers of Commerce

We were joined by David Bharier, Nick Porter and Maciej Partyka to discuss the results of the Q3, 2020 Quarterly Economic Survey and the challenges facing business from Covid and Brexit.

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NewsQuarterly Economic Survey - The economic impact of COVID-19

Quarterly Economic Survey - The economic impact of COVID-19

The Coronavirus pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on our lives and on business. The Q2 Quarterly Economic Survey results highlight the effect on business sales, growth, confidence and cash flow as well as highlighting changes to the way we work and our approach to the workplace in the future.We were joined by David Bharier from the British Chambers of Commerce, Graham Austin, from Barclays and Heather Williams-Taplin of Demos.

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NewsThe Future of Furlough with  Albert Goodman and Clarke Willmott

The Future of Furlough with Albert Goodman and Clarke Willmott

With regular updates from the government it is important to be aware of the legal and financial implications returning to work may have, taking into account the future changes to the furlough scheme and how the changes will affect your business after the end of June.With further clarification now issued by the government, we will be advised by experts at Clarke Willmott and Albert Goodman.Tracey Watts, Partner at Albert Goodman, provided an update and recommendations from the accounting side including tax, NI and pensions implications of the changes faced.Kate Gardner updated on how the return to business will work, as well as providing general employment law tips and guidance.

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NewsReturning to work safely after Covid-19 with Atlas Safety Management

Returning to work safely after Covid-19 with Atlas Safety Management

We're joined by Atlas Safety Management who gave us an invaluable insight into the considerations for businesses when re-opening the workplace. Ensuring your staff and workplaces are safe to return to is vital as we start to unlock after the Coronavirus shutdown.

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NewsSomerset Chamber speak to Cllr Gill Slocombe of Sedgemoor DC

Somerset Chamber speak to Cllr Gill Slocombe of Sedgemoor DC

Alistair Tudor interviewed Gill Slocombe - Portfolio Holder for Inward Investment and Growth at Sedgemoor District Council, about the Small Business Grant Scheme, how businesses should apply and also the new discretionary grant from central government

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NewsBringing staff back from Furlough Webinar with PKF Francis Clark and Clarke Willmott

Bringing staff back from Furlough Webinar with PKF Francis Clark and Clarke Willmott

Steve Ashworth from PKF Francis Clark and Kate Gardner of Clarke Willmott discuss the financial and legal implications of bringing staff back from furlough as well as your options and the risks associated.

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NewsGallagher Insurance offer Risk Management Guidance to business effected by COVID-19

Gallagher Insurance offer Risk Management Guidance to business effected by COVID-19

Phil Wilson of Chamber Members Gallagher Insurance offers advice to businesses effected by the Coronavirus outbreak.

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NewsCharity support and access to funding - COVID-19 Funding Advice

Charity support and access to funding - COVID-19 Funding Advice

Justin Sargent of Somerset Community Foundation and Carolyn Roulstone of Spark Somerset discuss funding options and strategic approaches charities can take during the COVID-19 crisis.Included are links for funding pots for charities as well as interesting points on how make sure you come out of the crisis with the best chance of success.

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NewsClarke Willmott and Milstead Langdon on the latest changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Clarke Willmott and Milstead Langdon on the latest changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Further clarification and guidance on the furloughing of workers. Simon Denton, Tax Partner of Milsted Langdon runs through the tax and financial implications of the furloughing process and Kate Gardner of Somerset Chamber of Commerce Business Partners, Clarke Willmott, discusses recent tweaks to the furloughing rules. Followed by Q&A covering maternity, redundancy and holiday pay and how they relate the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

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Chamber NewsCoronavirus grant scheme - Stephen Henagulph BBC Somerset interview April 21, 2020

Coronavirus grant scheme - Stephen Henagulph BBC Somerset interview April 21, 2020

Somerset Chamber Chief Executive, Stephen Henagulph, spoke to Simon Parkin on BBC Somerset to raise the profile of the grants available to businesses via their local authority. At the moment, nearly half of businesses have accessed the funds but the local authorities are keen to reach those who may not know they have money they can claim.

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