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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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Welsh Business News / WelshBiz – Technology Sector in Wales’ Image Problem – Tech News

  Avril Lewis, Managing Director, Technology Connected, thinks it’s time we showed the world how big our technology achievements are   Technology Connected works to unite and champion the Welsh technology industry, promoting its social and economic impact both in Wales and across the world. Having worked with the industry for over two decades, I have seen the agility, ingenuity, and creativity of its disruptive and transformative nature evolve the industry to become ubiquitous in the way we work and live. But technology “is not very big in Wales”. Last week, as part of my role as member of the NDEC
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Welsh Business News / WelshBiz – Budget, Bugs & Business Rates – A Welsh Property Perspective…

Richard Murphy. Head of Cushman & Wakefield’s Cardiff Office responds to the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak’s 2020 Budget and what it means for Wales: “It is hard at this time to look beyond the short-term COVID-19 issues. In that regard, the Chancellor’s “budget within a budget”, contained some positive reassurance to many of our clients running small businesses in Wales, which form the life blood of our economy. This, coupled with some clarity on sick pay measures is helpful, coming off the back of the recent Bank of England announcements, will provide some immediate reassurance. However, the unknown remains in relation
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UK Coronavirus Deaths Double In 24 Hours according to BBC…

Ten more people in the UK have died in the last 24 hours after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths to 21. The UK government’s chief medical adviser said the patients were all in “at-risk” groups from across England. The total number of confirmed cases in the UK has reached 1,140 while 37,746 people have been tested. It comes as US President Donald Trump decided to suspend all travel between the US and the UK and Ireland . Vice president Mike Pence said the ban would begin at midnight on Monday eastern standard time (04:00 GMT), following a
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Spain to become 2nd European Country to issue a Nationwide ban and UK and Ireland added to US Travel Ban List…

Spain is set to join Italy by becoming the second country in Europe to impose a nationwide lockdown as part of its effort to slow the spread of the Covid-19pandemic. The news came as the UK’s death toll from coronavirus nearly doubled, by rising from 11 to 21, and the UK government was reportedly preparing to ban mass gatherings from next week Boris Johnson has faced criticism for not taking tougher action against the outbreak and his government’s plan to build up immunity within the population to fight the virus over a prolonged period, rather than introducing mass lockdowns, has been questioned by health experts. Download the new Independent Premium
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WRU Chairman Gareth Davies defends Six Nations decision to pull Wales v Scotland…

Welsh Rugby Union chairman Gareth Davies has defended the decision to postpone Wales’ Six Nations match against Scotland in Cardiff just 24 hours before kick-off. The WRU had said earlier on Friday that the game at the Principality Stadium would go ahead but then called it off because of the coronavirus outbreak. “It has been a tough week,” said Davies.  “But we believe it was the proper and responsible thing to do.” Wales v Scotland match off because of coronavirus ‘Six Nations loses sight of bigger picture amid fog’ Davies added: “I don’t think we could’ve dealt with it any better. We
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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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Six Nations News – Wales v Scotland off due to Coronavirus

Wales’ Six Nations match at home to Scotland on Saturday has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The two other scheduled games in round five had already been postponed and no dates have been confirmed for completing the 2020 Championship. The Welsh Rugby Union, which had insisted earlier on Friday the game would go ahead, said it was “in the best interests of supporters, players and staff to fall in line with recent measures taken across the UK and global sports industries”. Several sports have been severely disrupted, with all Premier League and EFL football matches suspended until 3 April. A
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Staff to go at British Airways due to Coronavirus

British Airways is to ground flights ‘like never before’ and lay off staff in response to the coronavirus. In a memo to staff titled “The Survival of British Airways”, boss Alex Cruz warned that job cuts could be “short term, perhaps long term”. The airline industry was facing a “crisis of global proportions” that was worse than that caused by the SARS virus or 9/11.  Meanwhile, Ryanair told staff they may be forced to take leave from Monday. An internal memo to Ryanair staff, seen by the BBC, said crew may be allocated to take unpaid leave due to cancelled
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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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Full list of coronavirus confirmed cases in Wales – The epidemic can no longer be contained and cases are being confirmed daily – Wales News

The coronavirus pandemic has been declared the “worst public health crisis for a generation” by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. He said families will continue to “lose loved ones before their time” as the outbreak worsens. Six new incidents of Coronavirus / Covid-19 have been confirmed in Wales – including one in Wrexham – bring the total of positive cases to 25. As of 9am on Thursday, a total of 29,764 people had been tested for coronavirus in the UK Of that, 590 tested positive and 10 patients who tested positive for Coronavirus / Covid-19 have died. Two other British nationals
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Welsh Business News / WelshBiz – Welsh Businesses to get Coronavirus Support from Welsh Government

First minister Mark Drakeford has promised to put every penny it receives from Budget announcement into helping firms on rates. Welsh Government has vowed that every penny of extra funding for Wales that stems from the UK chancellor’s decision to scrap business rates for thousands of English firms will go into supporting companies in Wales. Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Wednesday announced that the UK Government is scrapping business rates for small venues and shops this year in response to the coronavirus crisis. In his Budget speech, he said other venues, such as bed and breakfasts, gyms and leisure centres, with
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Concerns over UK Government Plan to allow most of the population to become infected with the Coronavirus…

Latest UK Coronavirus News from the Independent says that the former health secretary has voiced his fears about the UK’s response to coronavirus after Boris Johnson warned it was the worst public health crisis in a generation. Jeremy Hunt said he did not understand why large gatherings had not been cancelled, adding: “I think it is surprising and concerning that we’re not doing any of it at all when we have just four weeks before we get to the stage that Italy is at.” Up to 10,000 people might be infected in the UK, officials said last night, as Britain
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The Premier League has decided to postpone all matches until the 3rd of April due to Coronavirus

Premier League News from the Guardian: Following a Friday morning meeting between all 20 clubs. “It was unanimously decided to suspend the Premier League with the intention of returning on 4 April, subject to medical advice and conditions at the time,” reads a statement. The Premier League’s chief executive, Richard Masters, describes this is an “unprecedented sitaution” and adds: “Above all, we wish Mikel Arteta and Callum Hudson-Odoi speedy recoveries, and everyone else affected by Covid-19. In this unprecedented situation, we are working closely with our clubs, Government, The FA and EFL and can reassure everyone the health and welfare
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Business Franchise Opportunities with Introbiz…

Introbiz have worked hard for the last 10 years, connecting businesses, building trust and hosting unique business events across the country. They have major plans to expand even further, so are now offering successful franchise operators the opportunity to launch Introbiz across the country. You’ll be providing simple and effective ongoing advice for your mutual benefit, whilst creating long-lasting, beneficial business relationships. Introbiz is Wales’ leading independent business network and with hundreds of members from a range of industries, thousands of business associations and who have worked with some of the world’s leading brands and entrepreneurs. They have worked with Richard
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Morning Quote – #MikeArmstrongQuotes

Please find a morning motivational quote from UK Entrepreneur Mike Armstrong – #MikeArmstrongQuotes For more #MikeArmstrongQuotes search for #MikeArmstrongQuotes on Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest!
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Excellent Peak Performance Business Event in Cardiff & Networking Opportunity…

If you want to learn how to achieve peak performance and business excellence, network and connect with local businesses, showcase your products and services, and listen to some great talks from industry experts, then this is an excellent Business Event in Cardiff for you! Start your morning off with BREAKFAST and a chance to network with our exhibitors. Follow this by being inspired by our great speakers.  Enjoy plenty of free parking on site. BUSINESS EVENT SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Teamwork makes the dream work. Really? An insight into high performing teams – Kerry Chown from Cobalt HR Vision and Mission value alignment. Aligning
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Majority Of Welsh Firms Lack A Strategic Plan…

Leading academics unveil six-point plan to boost Welsh productivity after major study into Welsh businesses By Rhys Gregory On Mar 9, 2020 Last updated Mar 9, 2020 0 Comments  ShareFacebook MANY Welsh businesses are under-achieving because of a failure to adopt performance-improving measures in their organisations, a study by leading academics at Cardiff Metropolitan University has found. The Productivity Report, which used funding from the Hodge Foundation, found of those surveyed: 60pc are achieving a profit below the average ratio for their sector Only 37pc have a strategic plan 75pc do not have a formal staff reward scheme in place to promote and encourage innovation. The
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Welsh Business on the up…

Welsh firms reported higher output last month as business activity rose at its fastest rate for a year, according to new figures. According to the latest NatWest Wales PMI data, private sector firms registered a faster expansion in output during February. That said, new business grew at only a marginal rate as client demand softened midway through the first quarter. A sharper upturn in activity led firms to raise their payroll numbers at the quickest pace since December 2018, as the reduction in backlogs of work remained strong. Slower new order growth led companies to moderate their output expectations slightly from January’s
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The Lord Mayor of London calls on Welsh firms with international ambitions to join him on upcoming trade delegations

The Lord Mayor of London William Russell will today visit Cardiff, using the trip to call on Welsh firms with international ambitions to join him on upcoming trade delegations abroad to explore international business opportunities and expansion. As an ambassador for the UK’s financial and professional services industry, the Lord Mayor will meet the Secretary of State for Wales, the Welsh Government Minister for International Relations, the Welsh Fintech Envoy and leading business and fintech figures that are at the heart of the city’s success. During the visit the Lord Mayor will hear first-hand from those who have transformed and
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UK Business News / UKBiz – 3 Reasons why you should join the Introbiz Business Network in South Wales…

Here’s three reasons why you should join the Introbiz Network? • Have access to 50 business events a year • Choose from 8 different types of events to enjoy. • Get introductions to your target audience & so much more! Get in touch today! ow.ly/2QNs50yDL4X Some upcoming Golf Networking Events with Introbiz:
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  CCRMagazine… Download the magazine, free of charge, as a PDF…   CCRMagazine is available to read, free of charge, as a PDF – simply click on this link and you can download it and print the individual articles that are of most interest to you. Subscribers help sustain CCRMagazine’s push to a more environmentally friendly future – to subscribe,  contact Alison at alison@ccrmagazine.co.uk.   Supporters of this month’s magazine include:                  
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10 Get Rich Tips from Welsh Property Entrepreneur, Kevin Green…

10 rules to help make you rich from self-made millionaire Kevin Green In his new book The Rich Rules rags-to-riches millionaire Kevin Green describes how he built up his property empire and gives 10 tips towards success in business BY CHRIS KELSEY 09:00, 9 MAY 2015UPDATED16:58, 8 MAY 2015 Self-made multimillionaire Kevin Green At 19 Kevin Green was sleeping rough on the streets. Now he is a wealthy property landlord and owner of several businesses. He recently wrote a book, The Rich Rules, in which he set out his 10 rules for making your fortune. {“uid”:0.62476181569972,”hostPeerName”:”https://www-walesonline-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org”,”initialGeometry”:”{\”windowCoords_t\”:0,\”windowCoords_r\”:320,\”windowCoords_b\”:454,\”windowCoords_l\”:0,\”frameCoords_t\”:1075,\”frameCoords_r\”:310,\”frameCoords_b\”:1076,\”frameCoords_l\”:10,\”posCoords_t\”:1074,\”posCoords_b\”:1075,\”posCoords_r\”:310,\”posCoords_l\”:10,\”styleZIndex\”:\”\”,\”allowedExpansion_r\”:20,\”allowedExpansion_b\”:453,\”allowedExpansion_t\”:0,\”allowedExpansion_l\”:0,\”yInView\”:0,\”xInView\”:1}”,”permissions”:”{\”expandByOverlay\”:true,\”expandByPush\”:true,\”readCookie\”:false,\”writeCookie\”:false}”,”metadata”:”{\”shared\”:{\”sf_ver\”:\”1-0-37\”,\”ck_on\”:1,\”flash_ver\”:\”26.0.0\”,\”canonical_url\”:\”https://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/business-news/10-rules-help-make-you-9219109\”,\”amp\”:{\”canonical_url\”:\”https://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/business-news/10-rules-help-make-you-9219109\”}}}”,”reportCreativeGeometry”:false,”isDifferentSourceWindow”:false,”sentinel”:”1-37537328483206795244″,”width”:300,”height”:1,”_context”:{“ampcontextVersion”:”2002251816300″,”ampcontextFilepath”:”https://3p.ampproject.net/2002251816300/ampcontext-v0.js”,”sourceUrl”:”https://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/business-news/10-rules-help-make-you-9219109.amp#origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.co.uk&prerenderSize=1&visibilityState=prerender&paddingTop=32&p2r=0&horizontalScrolling=0&csi=1&aoh=15837522209558&viewerUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.co.uk%2Famp%2Fs%2Fwww.walesonline.co.uk%2Fbusiness%2Fbusiness-news%2F10-rules-help-make-you-9219109.amp&history=1&storage=1&cid=1&cap=navigateTo%2Ccid%2CfullReplaceHistory%2Cfragment%2CreplaceUrl”,”referrer”:”https://www.google.co.uk/”,”canonicalUrl”:”https://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/business-news/10-rules-help-make-you-9219109″,”pageViewId”:”4410″,”location”:{“href”:”https://www-walesonline-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.walesonline.co.uk/business/business-news/10-rules-help-make-you-9219109.amp?amp_js_v=0.1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.co.uk&prerenderSize=1&visibilityState=prerender&paddingTop=32&p2r=0&horizontalScrolling=0&csi=1&aoh=15837522209558&viewerUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.co.uk%2Famp%2Fs%2Fwww.walesonline.co.uk%2Fbusiness%2Fbusiness-news%2F10-rules-help-make-you-9219109.amp&history=1&storage=1&cid=1&cap=navigateTo%2Ccid%2CfullReplaceHistory%2Cfragment%2CreplaceUrl”},”startTime”:1583752232082,”tagName”:”AMP-AD”,”mode”:{“localDev”:false,”development”:false,”minified”:true,”lite”:false,”test”:false,”version”:”2002251816300″,”rtvVersion”:”012002251816300″},”canary”:false,”hidden”:false,”initialLayoutRect”:{“left”:0,”top”:1074,”width”:320,”height”:1},”initialIntersection”:{“time”:6916,”rootBounds”:{“left”:0,”top”:0,”width”:320,”height”:454,”bottom”:454,”right”:320,”x”:0,”y”:0},”boundingClientRect”:{“left”:0,”top”:1073,”width”:320,”height”:1,”bottom”:1074,”right”:320,”x”:0,”y”:1073},”intersectionRect”:{“left”:0,”top”:0,”width”:0,”height”:0,”bottom”:0,”right”:0,”x”:0,”y”:0},”intersectionRatio”:0},”domFingerprint”:”4122100790″,”experimentToggles”:{“pump-early-frame”:true,”chunked-amp”:true,”amp-ad-ff-adx-ady”:false,”swg-gpay-api”:true,”canary”:false,”amp-story-v1″:true,”hidden-mutation-observer”:true,”fix-inconsistent-responsive-height-selection”:false,”a4aProfilingRate”:false,”version-locking”:true,”amp-auto-ads-adsense-holdout”:false,”layoutbox-invalidate-on-scroll”:true,”as-use-attr-for-format”:false,”adsense-ad-size-optimization”:false,”blurry-placeholder”:true,”amp-playbuzz”:true,”flexAdSlots”:true,”amp-action-macro”:true,”fixed-elements-in-lightbox”:true,”amp-access-iframe”:true,”amp-nested-menu”:true,”amp-mega-menu”:true,”doubleclickSraExp”:false,”swg-gpay-native”:true,”amp-sidebar-swipe-to-dismiss”:true,”doubleclickSraReportExcludedBlock”:false,”ampdoc-closest”:true,”amp-story-responsive-units”:true,”ios-fixed-no-transfer”:false,”amp-auto-ads-no-op-experiment”:false,”amp-consent-restrict-fullscreen”:true},”sentinel”:”1-37537328483206795244″}}” height=”1″ width=”300″ data-amp-3p-sentinel=”1-37537328483206795244″ allow=”sync-xhr ‘none’;”
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