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Emergency Living Fund set up to help people in financial hardship Image

Emergency Living Fund set up to help people in financial hardship

Gloucestershire County Council has extended its existing Welfare Support Scheme to create a new Emergency Living Fund to help people who are in financial hardship because of the coronavirus.

£6.1 million funding boost for BIDs Image

£6.1 million funding boost for BIDs

Hundreds of local business partnerships across England will share £6.1m of funding.

Police fine drivers for breaching restrictions Image

Police fine drivers for breaching restrictions

Fines were handed out to five people in the same vehicle who had come from Slough to buy a car, despite the ongoing coronavirus restrictions.

Turn LinkedIn green for Mental Health Awareness Week Image

Turn LinkedIn green for Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental health always matters, but now, more than ever, people need support.

Star names head online for virtual Cheltenham Jazz Festival Image

Star names head online for virtual Cheltenham Jazz Festival

The real thing may have been cancelled but Cheltenham Jazz Festival will go ahead with a virtual, one-day event on YouTube and radio.

GE Aviation jobs at risk as air travel takes hit Image

GE Aviation jobs at risk as air travel takes hit

General Electric is to cut up to a quarter of its aviation business staff as the fall in air travel during the coronavirus crisis continues to leave its mark.

New car sales plummet to lowest since 1946 Image

New car sales plummet to lowest since 1946

Only 4,321 cars were registered across the UK in April - the lowest monthly figure for 74 years.

Gloucestershire hospitals light up to celebrate midwives day Image

Gloucestershire hospitals light up to celebrate midwives day

Gloucestershire hospitals will be lighting up its buildings in a spectacular way this evening.

Public Q&A session on COVID-19 Image

Public Q&A session on COVID-19

Members of the public have the chance to put their COVID-19 questions to a panel of Gloucestershire County Council leaders.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Cotswold Printing delivers 10,000 visors to the NHS Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Cotswold Printing delivers 10,000 visors to the NHS

A Gloucestershire printing company more used to producing signage for a range of industries has turned its hand to making visors for the NHS.

'One stop shop' for recruitment created for Gloucestershire Image

'One stop shop' for recruitment created for Gloucestershire

Are you in need of additional staff for your business, or an individual facing redundancy?

Warning over coronavirus impact on legal profession Image

Warning over coronavirus impact on legal profession

The Bar Council has warned the justice system is facing "real trouble" as the coronavirus pandemic has major impact on the legal profession.

Eight weeks to save Gloucestershire's high streets Image

Eight weeks to save Gloucestershire's high streets

High streets are on the brink of collapse as the eight-week countdown to the next quarterly rent instalment begins according to the #RaiseTheBar campaign.

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Applications open for bounce back loans

The newest government support system for businesses during the coronavirus crisis has seen a rush of applications for loans.

Online sales not so sweet for chocolatier Image

Online sales not so sweet for chocolatier

Hotel Chocolat saw a surge in online sales before Easter, but it wasn’t enough to offset the impact of store closures during the coronavirus pandemic.

Profit warnings double across South West Image

Profit warnings double across South West

Profit warnings issued by listed businesses in the region reached a record-breaking high in the first three months of 2020.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Plastim supplying precise help Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Plastim supplying precise help

A Gloucestershire engineering firm has revamped its shift pattern and taken on extra staff to supply precision parts for ventilators and medical visors.

Top-up scheme helps more businesses access grants Image

Top-up scheme helps more businesses access grants

Businesses which fell through the gaps in the Government’s coronavirus grant scheme could benefit from a new scheme which could provide up to £617million in help.

Profits nearly double at Gloucestershire haulier Image

Profits nearly double at Gloucestershire haulier

The business has revealed positive annual results for its first year after being taken over by EmergeVest.

Confidence hits new low across UK businesses Image

Confidence hits new low across UK businesses

The coronavirus crisis has seen confidence among British business fall to an all-time low, according to a survey of senior financial executives.

Contracts exchanged on former RAF location in Gloucester Image

Contracts exchanged on former RAF location in Gloucester

Vistry Group has exchanged conditional contracts with a Cheltenham-based property company to build homes at a former RAF site in Gloucester.

Proposals spell out return to a changed office Image

Proposals spell out return to a changed office

The Government is poised to spell out on Sunday how lockdown restrictions could be eased.

Lockdown roll call makes sobering reading Image

Lockdown roll call makes sobering reading

While we await news later this week on plans for easing lockdown, it’s already too late for a number of big name retailers.

Legal firms facing uncertain future Image

Legal firms facing uncertain future

The Law Society has warned that many solicitors’ firms are at risk of closure as the coronavirus pandemic hits trade.

Conservation organisation could lose £200 million Image

Conservation organisation could lose £200 million

The National Trust could lose up to £200 million this year due to the coronavirus crisis.

Man arrested following laser incident Image

Man arrested following laser incident

A man has been arrested on suspicion of endangering an aircraft.

Manufacturing calls for government help amid bleak surveys Image

Manufacturing calls for government help amid bleak surveys

Gloucestershire could be facing the perfect storm as pressure rises on key components of its economy through the coronavirus crisis.

County hoteliers urged to join new NHS fundraising initiative Image

County hoteliers urged to join new NHS fundraising initiative

A new fundraising initiative for NHS staff and carers is urgently looking for hoteliers and hospitality partners in Gloucestershire to join the cause.

Reward Risk Management helping to steer path through HR minefield Image

Reward Risk Management helping to steer path through HR minefield

Reward Risk Management helps small, medium and large businesses ensure staff are paid a fair and equitable salary.

TGI Friday's puts deliveries back on the menu Image

TGI Friday's puts deliveries back on the menu

The restaurant chain's Cheltenham branch is one of 24 across the country which are reopening.

All B&Q stores open from today Image

All B&Q stores open from today

DIY retailer B&Q is the latest retailer to reopen its stores with the last few branches opening their doors today after a phased rollout over the past two weeks.

First-class support for residents from Cotswold food business Image

First-class support for residents from Cotswold food business

A Gloucestershire council has been working with its voluntary sector partners in supporting vulnerable people who need food, medicines and other support throughout COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.

Condom sales fail to stand up during lockdown Image

Condom sales fail to stand up during lockdown

Durex has shattered the big bang theory that people are having more sex during the coronavirus crisis.

Gloucestershire police officers start degree apprenticeship Image

Gloucestershire police officers start degree apprenticeship

Gloucestershire Constabulary has welcomed the first wave of entrants via the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship.

One in five high street stores may never reopen Image

One in five high street stores may never reopen

A fifth of high street stores plan to stay closed permanently after the coronavirus lockdown ends. That’s the stark warning from retail leaders to MPs.

Government consulting over return to work guidelines Image

Government consulting over return to work guidelines

The Prime Minister has promised a “comprehensive plan” will be published next week, outlining how business will reopen when coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

National Star is ‘outstanding' Image

National Star is ‘outstanding'

Staff and residents at National Star’s long-term living accommodation are celebrating after receiving an ‘Outstanding’ rating from inspectors.

Watchdog looks to courts to clear up insurance confusion Image

Watchdog looks to courts to clear up insurance confusion

The Financial Conduct Authority is seeking legal clarification over compensation for business disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

E-commerce and social distancing measures to further impact future industrial and logistics demand Image

E-commerce and social distancing measures to further impact future industrial and logistics demand

Whilst the effect of the coronavirus is proving challenging for most businesses, for others it has been a time for growth - according to latest research.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Twin town donates thousands of PPE items Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Twin town donates thousands of PPE items

Thousands of personal protective equipment items have been donated to a Gloucestershire council, by its twin town in China.

Pubs warn action is needed to help them survive Image

Pubs warn action is needed to help them survive

The pub industry has urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to introduce specific support which will prevent many of them from calling time for good.

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