Archives for Scottish Business News

Majority of Scots (54%) now in favour of independence says new poll, as Nicola Sturgeon calls for second referendum

THE majority of Scots are now in favour of independence according to a new poll as Nicola Sturgeon calls for a second referendum. Support for … Majority of Scots (54%) now in favour of independence says new poll, as Nicola Sturgeon calls for second referendum
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The UK Lockdown is to be extended…

UK lockdown ‘to be extended’ – The UK government is expected to confirm later that the country’s lockdown will be extended by three weeks. Emergency legislation aimed at tackling the coronavirus outbreak required ministers to review the original decision to introduce strict social distancing measures after three weeks. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is deputising for Prime Minister Boris Johnson while he recovers from Covid-19, will lead meetings of the cabinet and senior officials where the need to continue restricting movement will be discussed.
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Supermarket opening hours on Easter Monday for Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Aldi, Lidl and Co-op

With most stores closed yesterday, some people may need to retire today to pick up some more essential items, so we’ve rounded up the supermarket’s … Supermarket opening hours on Easter Monday for Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Aldi, Lidl and Co-op
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Morning Motivation – #PositiveCoronavirusNews – What if today is the day?

If you ever feel like Giving Up, with whatever it is, or you require some motivation, please feel free to call me. I’m available on: 07960872549 in the UK (0044) and am always happy to chat! Business News Coronavirus News Positive Coronavirus News and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See https://mikearmstrong.me/news For Business Advice follow the link or visit one of our Blogs: Entrepreneur Zone | King of Marketing | The Voice of Social Media | Networking Grapevine | British Business News |
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Morning Motivation – #MikeArmstrongQuotes – Positive Coronavirus News #PositiveCoronavirusNews

What are you going to do today to help you to achieve your short, medium and long term goals. If your stuck at home self isolating then here’s some tips that can always help you to get better and work towards successfully achieving your goals! Upskill – Do Online Courses or watch some YouTube videos and learn some new skills. Educate yourself – Read Some Books or listen to some audio from others who have already achieved the goals that you are trying to achieve and get some advice! Exercise – What ever goals your trying to achieve, being fit
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Coronavirus: Electricians and plumbers said they continue to work in private homes despite the blockade

Electricians, plumbers, decorators and handymen were told to continue working in people’s private homes despite the coronavirus blockade. The … Coronavirus: Electricians and plumbers said they continue to work in private homes despite the blockade
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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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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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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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Scottish Business News / ScotBiz – £320m Scottish Business Coronavirus Rescue Package From Scottish Government…

Scottish Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has announced a £320m rescue package for businesses. The cash is being made available to support business through the Covid-19 outbreak. She also revealed that a £50m hardship fund will be made available to people who lose their jobs as a result of a downturn caused by the virus.  The action has been taken to try to limit the impact of the pandemic on Scotland’s economy. The first Scots fatality was confirmed on Friday after an elderly patient with underlying health issues died in the NHS Lothian area. During the 2020-21 financial year, business will
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Business Confidence in Scotland on the up…

Business confidence in Scotland bounced back this month, according to a survey. Bank of Scotland’s February business barometer rose by 19 points to a net balance of 15%, with firms reporting more confidence in their prospects as well as higher economic optimism. This was reflected in businesses’ hiring intentions, with a net 5% of firms expecting to hire more staff during the next year. Across the UK, overall confidence was unchanged on 23%. Businesses in London had the highest confidence at 29%, ahead of the West Midlands at 28%, and the East Midlands at 27%. Those in Wales were the
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UK Business Networks & Networking Groups 🇬🇧 💼 🤝

Business networks and networking groups in the UK: Explore our list of UK business networks that exist around the UK offering access for business leaders and entrepreneurs to meet, network, build relationships, gain support, knowledge and advice and do business… ” style=”max-width: 100%; display: block !important”> As a business owner or Entrepreneur one of most valuable resources you can possess is an extensive and well-qualified support network. You may be looking to network with investors for funding and advice / experience from prior startups. It may be that you are looking for a group where you can network and find other entrepreneurs with supply,
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‘No surprise’ for Scottish business as UK economy stagnates | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿💼📰🇬🇧

SCOTTISH business leaders have said they are not surprised that the UK economy stagnated in the last quarter of 2019, with manufacturing contracting for the third quarter in a row and the service sector slowing around the General Election period. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said yesterday’s figures also showed the economy grew by 1.4% in 2019, marginally higher than the 1.3% recorded in 2018. Manufacturing output fell by 1.1% after some car factories paused work in November in case Britain left the European Union without a deal on October 31. Find more on this article or other Business
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