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Reshaped plans for Bath at Christmas

28 Sep 2021

Bath & North East Somerset Council, faced with a “double whammy” of Brexit and Covid, which has led to a national shortage of logistics and security staff, is reshaping this year’s Christmas events programme, including its Bath Christmas Market.

The move follows concerns that the national recruitment crisis for security and specialist staff and equipment makes it impossible to run the Bath Christmas Market, which is one of the largest in the country, safely, securely and within reasonable cost.

The reshaped Bath at Christmas programme will now include:

Bristol & Bath LegalTech Survey

24 Nov 2020

This survey is part of a research project by Whitecap Consulting into LegalTech in Bristol & Bath, currently supported by Bristol Law Society, the West of England Combined Authority (WECA), Invest Bristol & Bath, Bristol+BathLegalTech, Foot Anstey, Burges Salmon, Datasharp Integrated Communications, and VWV . 

The output will be a published report detailing the findings and recommendations as to how the region can collectively build its competitive advantage in LegalTech.

Local Restrictions Support Grant

5 Nov 2020

The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) supports businesses that were open as usual, providing services in person to customers from their business premises, but which were then required to close for at least 3 weeks due to local lockdown restrictions imposed by government.

It is for businesses that pay business rates on their premises. Local councils may at their discretion also provide funding for businesses that don’t pay business rates.


Your business may be eligible if it:

Kickstart Scheme

19 Oct 2020

Bath and North East Somerset Council is one of many organisations who are interested in supporting small and medium size businesses and charities who have fewer than 30 job placements to offer. We want your help by getting involved in the Kickstart Scheme and would like to compile a list of interested parties. 

Skills Support for Redundancy

19 Oct 2020

Funded, tailored training to support individuals and businesses

Skills Support for Redundancy (SSR) is an initiative designed to support employers and individuals affected by redundancy. SSR is a tailored service to meet your needs, offering a wide range of training support. A dedicated Partnership Coordinator will work with you to identify the best sources of support and training to help you achieve your goals. 

What is on offer?

Government’s strategy to tackle single-use plastic

2 Oct 2020

The UK government has revealed a ground-breaking ban which will see the end of plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds on the high street in England.

The move is a key step in the Government’s strategy to tackle single-use plastic, as shocking statistics highlight the amount of plastic being consumed by the British public.

From 1 October 2020, you must not supply or sell single-use plastic:


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