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“This is a time to be bold”: BCC sets out principles for safe restart of UK economy

Open letter to Prime Minister published as government mulls plan to lift lockdown

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Bedfordshire-based Pure Business Law launches Coronavirus Legal Support service for Start-ups, Entrepreneurs and SMEs – “Inspiring Girls” in the process

Pure Business Law - solicitors in Bedford - have launched a free Covid-19 legal support service consisting of 

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BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker:


Loan schemes still slow to help many cash-strapped firms – but furlough scheme preventing redundancies

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What is lobbying and what opportunities can it offer your business?

Lobbying is a useful business tactic for influencing government decision making, particularly for businesses facing threats such as a tax hike or a new policy that could damage their product or service. Lobbying gives businesses a voice to influence the policies and regulations that matter to their business.

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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.

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EFM Launch Covid-19 Call Back Service

Throughout these troubling times, managing your finances is critical to all businesses, no matter how big or small. Juggling cashflow, sourcing funding and managing costs are challenges for all business owners.

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A guide to looking professional on video calls

As we all adjust to working from home, video calls have become part of our daily working life. We are reliant on digital platforms like Zoom, Google Hangouts and Microsoft Teams to communicate and collaborate with colleagues, clients and suppliers.

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3D printing protective face shields for the NHS

Milton Keynes man Duane Litchfield is helping provide key workers with protective face shields, which he is producing at his home. Using his 3D printer, the IT Manager at accountancy firm Foxley Kingham,

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BCC responds to opening of Job Retention Scheme online application portal

Commenting on news that applications are now open for the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, BCC Director General Adam Marshall said:

“The opening of the Job Retention scheme 

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