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The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – FAQs

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – FAQs

This note answers the questions that we are being frequently asked about the new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the “Scheme”) announced by the government on 20 March 2020. The Scheme affords all UK employers, regardless of size or sector, the ability to claim...

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Virtual Learning with Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s Sky Champs

Virtual Learning with Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s Sky Champs

Following the Government advice surrounding schools, colleges and other educational institutions closing for the foreseeable future, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is giving parents across the region free access to its National Curriculum-based education activities....

Chamber News

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak (Friday 3 April) announced that the government are taking further action to support firms affected by the coronavirus crisis by bolstering business interruption loans for small businesses and announcing a new scheme for larger companies....

Kings School Worcester Head of DT produces masks to support local NHS

Kings School Worcester Head of DT produces masks to support local NHS

Head of Design and Technology at Kings School Worcester, Mr Wilson, has been using his skills to help support local NHS surgeries by creating masks to help protect front line staff. Mr Wilson, reviewed what was being offered by other Design and Technology teachers and...

BCC News

Greater flexibility for businesses in changes to insolvency laws

Greater flexibility for businesses in changes to insolvency laws

On Friday the Business Secretary, Alok Sharma announced changes to insolvency laws to give businesses who have felt the impact of the coronavirus greater flexibility. Also announced was a temporary suspension of "wrongful trading laws", which stop company directors...

Patron News

Vital healthcare equipment from university makes its way to the NHS

Vital healthcare equipment from university makes its way to the NHS

State-of-the-art beds, mobile hospital screens, trolleys, syringes, stethoscopes and much more from the University of Worcester has been delivered to the Worcestershire Royal Hospital as it tackles the Covid-19 pandemic. The University offered all of the vital...

Mortgage ‘Holiday’ Will Help But Loans Will Take Longer To Pay Off

Mortgage ‘Holiday’ Will Help But Loans Will Take Longer To Pay Off

A Worcestershire property lawyer has welcomed a government scheme which has seen homeowners and landlords able to apply for a three-month mortgage holiday to get them through the coronavirus crisis – but warned it will take longer to pay off their loan. Javed Ahmed,...

Member News

GJS Dillon helps two companies relocate to Bromsgrove

GJS Dillon helps two companies relocate to Bromsgrove

An LED lighting manufacturer and a national government organisation have moved into new premises in Bromsgrove thanks to Worcestershire commercial property consultancy and Chartered Surveyors GJS Dillon. Acting on behalf of a private pension fund, Charlotte Green, GJS...

COVID-19… THE ARMY THAT NO ONE WANTS TO TALK ABOUT

COVID-19… THE ARMY THAT NO ONE WANTS TO TALK ABOUT

Funeral Directors at the frontline of COVID-19 take daily risks to safeguard the care of the deceased and the support of their loving families. Funerals have always been considered a taboo subject, but as we approach the peak in daily COVID-19 deaths from coronavirus,...

New Member Profiles

Welcome to 3 Counties Photography

Welcome to 3 Counties Photography

3 Counties Photography delivers high quality contemporary professional portrait photography, commercial photography and event photography on location in Malvern, Cheltenham and Worcester. The company is pleased to provide images that are suitable for business...

Welcome to ‘Simply Podiatry Limited’

Welcome to ‘Simply Podiatry Limited’

Chamber Members are encouraged to welcome Simply Podiatry to the network, a newly opened podiatry clinic at Beckett’s Farm. Podiatrist ‘Light Summan’ qualified from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh in July 2012, with a degree in Podiatry BSc (Distinction). Light...

Herefordshire News

Football’s Staying Home

Football’s Staying Home

With everyone currently staying home to protect the NHS and save lives, Herefordshire Football Association know people may be missing football. That's why they have taken the time to round up all the different games, challenges, activities and resources available for...

HR1 Hand Sanitiser

HR1 Hand Sanitiser

Chase Distillery has started producing hand sanitiser, made from spirits through their distillery. It is available to buy directly from their website. As well as the product being available to buy, the Herefordshire based distillery will also be supporting local...

Worcestershire News

GJS Dillon helps two companies relocate to Bromsgrove

GJS Dillon helps two companies relocate to Bromsgrove

An LED lighting manufacturer and a national government organisation have moved into new premises in Bromsgrove thanks to Worcestershire commercial property consultancy and Chartered Surveyors GJS Dillon. Acting on behalf of a private pension fund, Charlotte Green, GJS...

Kings School Worcester Head of DT produces masks to support local NHS

Kings School Worcester Head of DT produces masks to support local NHS

Head of Design and Technology at Kings School Worcester, Mr Wilson, has been using his skills to help support local NHS surgeries by creating masks to help protect front line staff. Mr Wilson, reviewed what was being offered by other Design and Technology teachers and...

Brexit News

Learn from Home with Strong & Herd LLP

Learn from Home with Strong & Herd LLP

Face-to-face training maybe out of the question but Strong & Herd LLP have developed all of their training courses into virtual learning courses. To assist everyone working from home, they have launched 5, 30 minute, free training sessions. With the UK still...

The UK’s new points-based immigration policy

The UK’s new points-based immigration policy

The UK is ending free movement and will introduce an Immigration Bill to bring in a ‘firm and fair’ points-based system that the government hope will attract high-skilled workers we need to contribute to the economy. From 1 January 2021, the government will give top...

Skills News

Award News

Chamber Member highly commended at FSB Awards

Chamber Member highly commended at FSB Awards

At the Federation of Small Business (FSB) Awards on Friday 6 March, Jackson Family Funeral Directors were the proud winners of the ‘Highly Commended’ award in the ‘Start-Up Business of the Year’ West Midlands category. A great achievement in itself, to be announced as...

Charity News

Virtual Learning with Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s Sky Champs

Virtual Learning with Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s Sky Champs

Following the Government advice surrounding schools, colleges and other educational institutions closing for the foreseeable future, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is giving parents across the region free access to its National Curriculum-based education activities....

Worcestershire Community Foundation launches COVID-19 response appeal

Worcestershire Community Foundation launches COVID-19 response appeal

The Worcestershire Community Foundation is launching the COVID-19 Response Appeal to help voluntary groups across the county deal with the unprecedented effects of the pandemic The Appeal will prioritise groups supporting individuals who are most affected by the...

International Trade News

Learn from Home with Strong & Herd LLP

Learn from Home with Strong & Herd LLP

Face-to-face training maybe out of the question but Strong & Herd LLP have developed all of their training courses into virtual learning courses. To assist everyone working from home, they have launched 5, 30 minute, free training sessions. With the UK still...

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