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    Rapid drop in new work and widespread job cuts


    The UK services sector activity contracted more-than-expected in the month of March, the final report from IHS Markit showed this Friday. The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit/CIPS UK Services Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) was revised lower to 34.5 in March versus 34.8 expected and a 35.7 – March’s first reading. It’s ...

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    Google uses location data to show if people are social distancing amid #coronavirus


    As global communities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increasing emphasis on public health strategies, like social distancing measures, to slow the rate of transmission. Google have recently announced that in Google Maps, they are using aggregated, anonymised data showing how busy certain types of places are—helping ...

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    Britain's high streets suffer worst month on record


    Britain’s high street retailers endured their worst month on record for both in-store and total sales following the outbreak of COVID-19 in the UK, new figures by accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP reveal. According to BDO’s High Street Sales Tracker (HSST), total like-for-like sales, combined of both in-store ...

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    This is London Isolated


    At the start of the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown, a film-maker travelled by bicycle to some of London’s most iconic sights, completely deserted in the midday sunshine. This is London Isolated. Film-maker Rory captured this footage travelling by bicycle, ensuring a safe distance from others at all times. Film: Rory Langdon-DownEdit: ...

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    Minimum wage heroes keep country running


    While most of us have been told to stay at home to fight coronavirus from the comfort of our kitchens and lounges, many low-paid key workers in hospitals, supermarkets and other workplaces are risking their health to keep the country running. On Wednesday (April 1), the government’s minimum wage – ...

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    Almost half of firms will furlough most of their staff next week


    The British Chamber of Commerce has said that almost half of firms will furlough most of their staff next week. Their new tracker, that will serve as a barometer of business’ response to the government’s measures and changes to business’ working practices over the next few months will also track ...

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    Fund backs challenger brands to reduce childhood obesity


    A new £1.8 million fund is searching for food and drink challenger brands to help tackle childhood obesity. Mission Ventures has launched the Good Food Fund in partnership with Big Society Capital and Guy’s & St Thomas’ Charity . Entrepreneurial business owners are invited to apply from today (30 ...

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    Coronavirus: Webinars


    The economic impacts of the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak are already beginning to hit small businesses and entrepreneurs across the UK. With this in mind, along with our partners and industry experts, we're running a series of virtual event sessions around how small businesses can mitigate the impact and threat of ...

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    Coronavirus: Home working and wellbeing


    The government is recommending all businesses capable of enforcing a home working policy to ensure staff safety and help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. Here, we bring you the latest advice on ensuring your business transitions to home working and keeping your staff healthy throughout this period. This page ...

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    Coronavirus: Government and financial support


    The government has announced a range of measures to support businesses across the UK cope with the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, we bring you the latest information and advice - what support is available, who can claim it, and how to claim it. This page will be ...

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    Small businesses doing their bit during Coronavirus


    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The idea of 'we're all in this together' has certainly not been lost on the UK's small businesses amid the Coronavirus pandemic. Despite being some of the most vulnerable businesses in the country, we've seen so many adapt their ways to make sure they can keep going, keep staff ...

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    Great British Entrepreneur Awards open for entries


    The 2020 Great British Entrepreneur Awards in partnership with Starling Bank is now open for entries. 2019 was a hugely successful year for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, in which it received 3,000 entries, traveled to three new regions, changed the style of the regional finals, shortlisted more than ...

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    Global scale of refugee entrepreneurship


    An unprecedented 70.8 million people around the world have been forced from their homes. Entrepreneurship is one positive solution to empower refugees and help them integrate into their new community. For the first time the global landscape for refugee entrepreneurship support has been highlighted, thanks to new research by the ...

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    Great British Entrepreneurs LIVE


    The inaugural Great British Entrepreneurs LIVE takes place in London in May 2020, bringing together a who’s who in entrepreneurship in Great Britain for networking, peer-to-peer learning and pitching. 3 DAYS30 SPEAKERS300 SHOWCASED ENTREPRENEURS3,000 VISITORS Forget everything you know about conferences and exhibitions. Great British Entrepreneurs LIVE will be an ...

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    Mazuma joins GBEA as national partner


    The Great British Entrepreneur Awards is delighted to announce its partnership with Mazuma, the UK’s first subscription-based accountancy service. Founded in 2013, the Great British Entrepreneur Awards acknowledges the hard work and inspiring stories of entrepreneurs and businesses in the United Kingdom. Central to its ethos is being more than ...

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    Great British Entrepreneur Awards open for entries 2nd March


    The 2020 Great British Entrepreneur Awards in partnership with Starling Bank will be open for entries on 2nd March 2020. Making the announcement, the Great British Entrepreneur Awards said 2019 was a brilliant year as it 'received 3,000 entries, traveled to three new regions, changed the style of the ...

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    Starling Bank announced as Great British Entrepreneur Awards headline sponsor


    The Great British Entrepreneur Awards is delighted to announce a three-year partnership with Starling Bank, the UK’s Best British Bank 2019, as it continues to champion and celebrate entrepreneurs and their journeys. Entering its eighth year and now attracting over 3,000 applications with events in eight cities, the Awards programme ...

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    Snag tights brand saved during pandemic by their supportive community & crowdsourcing survival ideas


    By Francesca James, founder, Great British Entrepreneur Awards & Community I’ve been talking to a number of entrepreneurs recently about how they have pivoted or adopted a ‘plan b’ during these challenging times. Snag tights founder Brie says that pre pandemic her business was doing £2 million pounds a month ...

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    Period poverty campaigner crowned Great British Entrepreneur of the Year for Scotland


    The founder of Hey Girls, the range of sanitary products and campaign to tackle period poverty, has been crowned Great British Entrepreneur of the Year for the Scotland region. Celia Hodson started Hey Girls in 2018 with her daughters Kate and Becky with one simple mission; to ensure no girls ...