Tag: businesses

Wales lockdown: Businesses affected by Covid offered grants

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cafes and bars are particularly feeling the strain of having fewer customers Businesses in Wales will be offered £140m in grants, Economy Minister Ken Skates has said. Nearly two-thirds of Wales’ population will be under lockdown when new restrictions are imposed at 18:00 BST. Neath Port Talbot (NPT), Torfaen and Vale of Glamorgan will… Read more →

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Coronavirus: The women who started businesses in lockdown

Image caption Natalie James, Charlie Pears-Wallace, Mya Wander and Caroline Haegeman The coronavirus pandemic has hit businesses hard, leading to sweeping numbers of redundancies and millions of workers being furloughed. Despite the downturn, some people have decided to take the brave step of starting a business. We spoke to four women about why they did it and how their ideas… Read more →

Irish businesses to receive government support following Brexit

Related Topics Brexit image captionMicheál Martin said Brexit will “continue to be bad” for Ireland, Britain and the EU A range of post-Brexit supports for Irish businesses have been announced by the taoiseach (Irish prime minister). Micheál Martin said Brexit has been and will continue to be bad for Ireland, Britain and the EU. “Even with a [trade] agreement there… Read more →

Coronavirus: Half of tourism businesses ‘not at full capacity’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Self-contained tourist accomodation was allowed to reopen on 13 July More than three-quarters of tourism businesses have reopened after lockdown but half are still not operating at full capacity, according to research. The Welsh Government survey of 801 tourism operators found the average business in the sector in Wales has lost almost half of… Read more →

Coronavirus: Rishi Sunak praises support for NI businesses

Image copyright PA Media Image caption The chancellor said almost 26,000 NI firms benefited from more than £1bn of government loan schemes Northern Ireland businesses have received an unprecedented package of support to help them through the coronavirus crisis, the chancellor of the exchequer has said. Rishi Sunak said almost 26,000 NI firms benefited from more than £1bn of government… Read more →

Signs of optimism among Scottish small businesses

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Small businesses have been able to reopen after being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic Scotland’s small business community has regained some confidence following a “complete collapse” in optimism earlier this year, according to new research. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) said its survey showed an improvement in this year’s second quarter (Q2)… Read more →

‘It’s devastating news’ – the businesses still unable to reopen

Image copyright Janice Dunphy Image caption Janice Dunphy, owner of the Web Adventure Park indoor play centre As the nation gradually unlocks, nightclubs and soft play centres still don’t know when it will be their turn to reopen. “On Friday there was the devastating news that everybody else apart from ourselves and nightclubs could open,” says Janice Dunphy, owner of… Read more →