Tag: Social

Coronavirus: NI social enterprise fund opens for applications

Image copyright Gareth Fuller/PA Wire Image caption Grants of up to £75,000 will be available through the scheme A £7m Covid-19 fund for social enterprises has opened for applications. Social enterprises are businesses which reinvest their profits for a social purpose. The Department for Communities invested in the fund, which will be accepting applications for four weeks. The primary intention… Read more →

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Coronavirus: Social distance of 1m could preserve 30,000 NI jobs

Image copyright OLI SCARFF/AFP Image caption UU research found the greatest number of jobs were at risk in retail and hospitality The change in social distancing guidance from 2m to 1m could help preserve up to 30,000 jobs in Northern Ireland, new research suggests. Ulster University economists have been examining which jobs have become most vulnerable due to the coronavirus… Read more →

Coronavirus: Wrexham’s High Street set for social distancing makeover

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Crowded high streets will make way for social distancing measures to help the local economy recover. Wrexham’s High Street could be transformed in a bid to help businesses recover from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Measures designed to create more space on one of the town’s main streets, have been set out by… Read more →

Fancy a pint? For social easing it may be too soon to celebrate

Image copyright Getty Images It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. The government is expected to announce measures that will allow pubs, restaurants, cinemas, galleries and theatres to re-open under relaxed but still constraining rules on the 4th of July. It’s not quite social Independence Day, but the expected announcement that social distancing measures that require two metres distance… Read more →

Coronavirus: Shops reopen in Wales with social distancing

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Retailers have been given time to prepare to reopen After months of being closed many shops are set to raise their shutters for the first time and welcome customers back. From Monday, non-essential stores are able to open for the first time since coronavirus restrictions were brought in. But with strict social-distancing and hygiene… Read more →

Coronavirus: Review of 2m social distancing rule ‘to conclude within days’

Image copyright EPA A review into the 2m social distancing rule will conclude “within the coming days”, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has told the BBC. It comes amid warnings many businesses will not survive under the current guidance as the government prepares to ease more restrictions on 4 July. Pubs, restaurants and hotels are among those hoping to reopen. Pubs… Read more →

Social distancing: Fear pubs will ‘go bust’ unless rules relaxed

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSA Brain chief executive Alistair Darby: “The industry is running out of time rapidly” Many Welsh pubs will go bust – putting thousands of jobs at risk – unless social distancing measures are relaxed, the boss of Wales’ biggest brewery has said. Pubs and bars have been closed since the start of… Read more →

Sir Tom Hunter: Social distancing rules could mean mass job losses

Image caption Sir Tom Hunter has warned governments against “hiding” behind science when considering reopening businesses Leading figures in business have warned of mass unemployment in Scotland when the furlough scheme ends. Scotland’s first ever billionaire, Sir Tom Hunter urged the Scottish and UK governments against “hiding” behind scientists to keep “nonsensical” social distancing measures in place. He called for… Read more →

Coronavirus: Some social enterprises excluded from grant scheme

Image copyright PA Media/PSNI Image caption Most businesses had to shut their doors at the peak of the Covid-19 outbreak A new £40m Stormont grants scheme has been criticised for excluding sole traders and some social enterprises. Social enterprises are businesses which reinvest their profits for a social purpose. Many of them were not covered by the previous coronavirus grants… Read more →