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  • A European Game-Changer?
    29th May 2020

    May 2020 could go down as the month that changed the course of the euro, and ensured the currency’s longer-term stability, with EU leaders inching closer to agreeing a deeper fiscal union as part of the coronavirus recovery package. Since

  • Jarmila Yu of YUnique Marketing Ltd Teams up with Enterprise Nation and Salesforce
    29th May 2020

    Enterprise Nation now launches local meet-up group in Surrey Heath to offer vital peer-to-peer support for small firms during the Coronavirus pandemic and beyond. Surrey Heath Local Leader, Jarmila Yu, will lead monthly online meet-ups to nurture local firms through

  • Coronavirus and Intellectual Property Law
    26th May 2020

    Coronavirus has affected almost everyone in the world in one way or another and, for most of us, life is unrecognisable from what it was only a few short weeks ago. It would seem however that while all of these

  • Furlough – Prolonging the Inevitable?
    22nd May 2020

    It goes without saying that the coronavirus pandemic is having a brutal, frankly harrowing, impact on labour markets across developed markets. Having been close to full employment at the beginning of the year, we are now in the midst of

  • BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker: Firms begin to reopen but one in ten cannot implement government guidance safely
    19th May 2020

    Results from the latest BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker reveal that the majority of firms surveyed are in a position to partially restart operations as lockdown restrictions are eased:   ·         83 per cent of respondents report that they know some or a lot of details about government guidance on working safely  ·         37 per

  • A Recovery Fraught with Risk with Caxton Business
    18th May 2020

    Having spent most of the last two months in hibernation, the global economy appears to be finally – albeit gradually – turning a corner. Of course, the last thing anyone needs now are further economic roadblocks to appear, but this

  • Risk of high street collapse as retailers and landlords battle during lockdown
    18th May 2020

    Claire Perrett, Business tax partner at Smith & Williamson’s Guildford office states “Many of our landlord clients are seeing challenges in regard to their recent rent receipts. Kevin Ley, our National Head of Creditors Services here at Smith & Williamson,

  • Charles Russell Speechlys in Guildford Announces Eight Promotions
    18th May 2020

    13 May 2020 – Charles Russell Speechlys in Guildford has announced eight promotions, including three people to Legal Director and five to Senior Associate. The three new Legal Directors, all promoted from Senior Associates, are Fiona Thompson (Construction), Gareth Walliss

  • BCC responds to ONS Q1 2020 GDP stats
    13th May 2020

    Commenting on GDP statistics for Q1 2020, published today (13 May) by the ONS, BCC Head of Economics Suren Thiru said:  “The contraction in UK GDP in the first quarter underscores the negative impact that coronavirus had on the economy,

  • Vision Engineering calibration lab attains ISO 17025:2017 accreditation
    13th May 2020

    LONDON, 12.05.20: Vision Engineering, a 61 year old British leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality visual measurement and inspection technologies, has attained ISO 17025:2017 accreditation from UKAS and is now a UKAS accredited calibration laboratory No. 7706. The award of

  • BCC responds to Sunak announcement on extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
    12th May 2020

    Commenting on the Chancellor’s announcement today (12 May) that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended to October, BCC Director General Adam Marshall said: “The extension of the Job Retention Scheme will come as a huge help and a

  • BCC responds to Government’s Covid-19 recovery strategy and workplace guidance
    12th May 2020

    Commenting on the publication of the UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery plan and associated workplace guidance, BCC Director General Adam Marshall said: “This is a significant step forward in terms of the information available for businesses, who will now need to