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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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NewsBCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker: More than 70 per cent of firms surveyed have furloughed staff as scheme goes live

BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker: More than 70 per cent of firms surveyed have furloughed staff as scheme goes live

Results from the latest BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker reveal that the vast majority of businesses surveyed have furloughed a proportion of their workforce, and are awaiting funds from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme as payday approaches for many.  71 per cent of survey respondents have furloughed staff, up from 66 per cent last week Cash flow rema...

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NewsCOVID-19 Advice: Cyber Threats with Somerset Cyber Group

COVID-19 Advice: Cyber Threats with Somerset Cyber Group

Durgan Copper, Director of Somerset Cyber Group member CETSAT, discusses the biggest threats to business and how businesses can ensure they keep their systems safe during the Coronavirus event and into the future.

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NewsChamber CEO Stephen Henagulph gets more detail on the HMRC furlough payments portal

Chamber CEO Stephen Henagulph gets more detail on the HMRC furlough payments portal

The HMRC portal for accessing the funds for furloughed workers is opening on Monday 20th April 2020. Stephen got the opportunity to clarify a few points direct with HMRC and there's critical information here about payment timescales, who receives the money and what information you'll need in your application.

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NewsKeeping your brand alive with Melanie Downing of The Design Hive

Keeping your brand alive with Melanie Downing of The Design Hive

We were joined by Melanie Downing, Director of The Design Hive, specialising in branding, design and web development. We discussed what your brand means at the moment, how to connect with your audience and potential customers as well as touching on SEO, communications approaches, social media and blogs.

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NewsWe talk to Chris Loach Area Director of Lloyds bank about the CBILS Scheme

We talk to Chris Loach Area Director of Lloyds bank about the CBILS Scheme

We talked to Chris Loach - Area Director of Lloyds Bank about the CBILS Scheme. What is it there for, what businesses can do to access the scheme and how to give themselves the best chance of accessing the funding.

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NewsFurther questions on furloughing workers with Kate Gardner of Clarke Willmott

Further questions on furloughing workers with Kate Gardner of Clarke Willmott

Kate Gardner clarifies the recent guidance on the furloughing of staff, taking questions from the attendees of the webinar on Thursday 9th April

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NewsSomerset West and Taunton Council detail the support available for business via the Small Business Rates Relief Scheme

Somerset West and Taunton Council detail the support available for business via the Small Business Rates Relief Scheme

Somerset Chamber of Commerce speak to Councillor Marcus Kravis - Executive Member for Economic Development and Asset Management, about the support and grants available for businesses in the region

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NewsTop tips for leasing vehicles

Top tips for leasing vehicles

Marcus Puddy of PVS gives tips on managing your vehicle leases during the Coronavirus pandemic

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