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All the latest Welsh Business News – From Business Wales / Welsh Government…

News 18 March 2020 Coronavirus: Social distancing, flexible working and working from home Current UK government advice is for everyone to try and stop unnecessary contact with other people – ‘social distancing’. This includes: 18 March 2020 Coronavirus support for employees, benefit claimants and businesses Following announcements in the Budget, the Department for Work and Pensions is making temporary arrangements to support those impacted by coronavirus. Extra support and measures will be in place for: 18 March 2020 New guidance for households with possible COVID-19 infection New guidance advises people to stay at home for 14 days if someone in
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Welsh Business News / TfW News – Rail Journeys in Wales Dropped in 2019 for first time in 24 years…

The number of rail journeys taken in Wales dropped in 2019 for the first time in 24 years. It is the first full year that the Welsh Government-owned Transport for Wales(TfW) has been operating rail services. There were around 33.5 million trips on TfW compared with 33.6 million in 2018, the Office of Road and Rail (ORR) said. Rail bosses put the fall down to line closures due to flooding and fewer international rugby games in Cardiff. Journeys across the Wales and borders franchise dropped by 7.7% for the last quarter of 2019 – October to December – compared with the same period
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Welsh Business News – Loads of Welsh Business News from the BBC

Wales business Posted at1:19 Single-use plastics ban unveiled for Wales Plastic straws, cotton buds and balloon sticks are among the items set to be outlawed from 2021. Read more Posted at20:5817 Mar Coronavirus in Wales: Your daily update On Tuesday, councils warned bin collections could be reduced and more events were cancelled. Read more Posted at18:2817 Mar Tourism businesses in Wales fear for the future Brian Meechan BBC Wales business correspondent With the main tourist season a few weeks away, businesses fear for the future. Read more Posted at18:2417 Mar Coach firm ‘desperate’ over tourism impact Coronaviris: Whitland coach firm
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Lots of North Wales Business & Property News…

Latest News  Export Food & Drink News Fire-hit bakery forges ahead in new export markets North Wales Guest Correspondent  Finance and Banking Local Councils Networking Tech Training Conwy Business Centre redevelopment to support start-up companies North Wales Guest Correspondent  Food & Drink Retail North Wales event brings best of local food and drink together in Mold North Wales Guest Correspondent  Charity News North Wales storage giant helps blind bowlers North Wales Guest Correspondent  Jobs Law Recruitment Coronavirus on the agenda at free North Wales employment law seminars North Wales Guest Correspondent  Export Food & Drink News Fire-hit bakery forges ahead
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UK Government News – Ventilators Needed Urgently

Call for businesses to help make NHS ventilators We are looking for businesses to support in the production and supply of ventilators and ventilator components. Published 16 March 2020 From: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Credit: ugurhan / iStock The government is looking for businesses who can support in the supply of ventilators and ventilator components across the UK as part of our response to COVID-19. As well as manufacturers, we are looking for businesses with the following skills: design/specification rapid prototyping contract/product assembly certification/regulation/testing logistics medical training If you think your business can help, please register your
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UK Government – Employee & Employer Advice…

Published 10 March 2020  Last updated 17 March 2020 — see all updates From: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Department of Health and Social Care, and Public Health England The NHS provide public information about the virus and the latest advice on how to protect yourself. If you need medical help, please use the 111 online coronavirus service. If you are an employer or a business owner we encourage you to read and follow the guidance for employers and businesses. This guidance will assist employers and businesses in providing advice to staff on: the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) how to help prevent spread of all
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The latest Coronavirus News from Boris Johnson…

Boris Johnson is outlining the next steps in the UK’s plan to fight coronavirus at the first of a series of daily news conferences. The briefing was expected to have details about steps the government may take to protect elderly and vulnerable people. The over-70s have been told they are allowed to go out for walks when their period of staying at home begins . The first person in Wales to die with Covid-19 brings the UK total to 36. Most of those who have died in the UK have been people over the age of 60 with underlying health conditions. The total
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The latest Social Media News From Social Media Today…

  Editor’s Choice   Twitter Offers Advice for Brand Communications Amid Coronavirus Outbreak   With the coronavirus outbreak causing major disruptions, and widespread anxiety, Twitter has outlined some tips on what brands should consider in their communications at this time.   Read now →   Best of Social Media Today   Instagram Is Testing a New Option to Re-Share Live Videos to IGTV   Instagram is now testing a new feature that would enable you to immediately upload any live videos to IGTV after the broadcast has ended.     Twitter Takes Another Step Towards Identifying Bots With New Developer Policy
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Office for National Statistics Release The Shopping Basket Report for Measuring Inflation…

Reusable bottles and gluten-free cereals are in, as ONS updates the inflation basket… Commenting on this year’s basket of goods, ONS senior statistician Philip Gooding said: “This year we have added reusable bottles and mugs to the inflation basket, as there has been a rise in popularity with many consumers looking to decrease their environmental impacts. “It is important to remember that these annual changes are only a small percentage of the overall basket. This year we’ve added 16 items, removed 14 and modified 4, while leaving 702 unchanged. “Decisions on changes to the basket depend, among other issues, on
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F1 2020 season now expected to start at end of May, due to Coronavirus, say Formula 1 and FIA

Following the cancellation of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix and the postponement of the races in China, Bahrain and Vietnam, Formula 1 and governing body the FIA have said they now ‘expect’ the 2020 season to begin at the end of May – though this will be regularly reviewed. The outbreak of COVID-19 forced the Chinese round of the calender to be postponed last month. Then on Thursday, the opening race of the season in Melbourne was also called off, after a McLaren team member tested positive for the virus. Today, the Bahrain Grand Prix, which was due to take
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Welsh Business News / WelshBiz – Picture Highlights of Recent Introbiz & Lexus Cardiff Business Event

You can see all of the picture highlights from the latest #Introbiz event at Lexus Cardiff, online now! Introbiz would like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended and made it such a memorable event. Click here to see more photos from the Cardiff Business Event, online.
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Scottish Business News / ScotBiz – New Coronavirus Helpline Launched for Scottish Businesses…

A new helpline has been launched to supply Scottish businesses with tailored advice on coronavirus. It will be open Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 17:30, based at Scottish Enterprise’s call centre in Clydebank. Call handlers will answer questions from businesses related to Covid-19 as well as relaying the challenges faced by businesses to the Scottish government. It comes as the UK enters the second phase of virus management. The helpline number is 0300 303 0660. Where are the Scottish cases?. . . On Thursday the Scottish government advised that gatherings of over 500 people should be cancelled from Monday to
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Hospitality Jobs Could Go Unless The Industry Is Helped More…

Hotel, cafe and dining chains will fail and jobs will go if the government does not do more to help the industry, a trade group has warned the chancellor. In a letter to Rishi Sunak, lobby group UK Hospitality said coronavirus was an “existential threat” to the sector.  It wants to change laws to allow temporary staff redundancies. UK Hospitality boss Kate Nicholls said, without help, “a significant number” of jobs could disappear by May. In the letter, seen by the BBC, Ms Nicholls suggested broader support for the sector such as introducing measures “to permit temporary staff redundancies where
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Pro 14 Suspended Indefinitely due to Coronavirus…

The current Guinness PRO14 season has been suspended in response to the evolving Coronavirus / COVID-19 outbreak. The PRO14 is an international league. Cross border travel is inevitable and that brings with it unique challenges. With governments in Italy and Ireland already putting in place clear directives and restrictions around public activities and travel, the decision to suspend the competition is appropriate. It is in the best interests of everyone that games are not played at this time. The suspension has been directed by the board of Celtic Rugby DAC and the decision will remain under constant review. David Jordan,
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British Business News – Bank of England is considering Electronic Bank Notes -BBC

The Bank of England is considering the introduction of electronic banknotes for use by consumers and businesses. Governor Mark Carney said: “We are in the middle of a revolution in payments,” saying the Bank must look into how electronic money could work. He said this would complement, not replace, paper banknotes while people still wanted physical cash. But it could open the door to programmable money to integrate with home appliances or the tax system. Carney calls for crackdown on crypto-currency ‘mania’ Budget 2020: Pledges on the future of cash Banknotes have been the only way for households to make
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