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AGENDA WEST Business News: an inconvenient truth about the coronavirus crisis – companies aren’t paying their invoices – they’re using the lock down to gain 90 days extra credit and are refusing to answer their phones

AGENDA WEST Business News: an inconvenient truth about the coronavirus crisis – companies aren’t paying their invoices – they’re using the lock down to gain 90 days extra credit and are refusing to answer their phones

The chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak means well but the truth is UK businesses are in a crisis not seen since Black Friday in 1989. And coronavirus crisis is likely to be worse as it is global. “Since business fell off a cliff on March 23rd when the lockdown began,” said Ian Carrotte of ICSM […]

By April 9, 2020 Read More →
AGENDA WEST Business News video from ICSM Credit: when to use a debt collector, are banks cashing in on struggling firms and companies using the crisis to say they can’t pay their suppliers

AGENDA WEST Business News video from ICSM Credit: when to use a debt collector, are banks cashing in on struggling firms and companies using the crisis to say they can’t pay their suppliers

 A special video news bulletin on the coronavirus emergency from ICSM Credit, a member of the Axbridge Chamber of Commerce. To see the video click here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOYcKjSBLJM For details about ICSM Credit call 0844 854 1850 or visit the website www.icsmcredit.com or email Ian at Ian.carrotte@icsmcredit.com on how to subscribe and to join the UK’s credit intelligence network to avoid bad debts and late payers. Follow ICSM Credit on FaceBook, Twitter and YouTube and Ian […]

By April 8, 2020 Read More →
AGENDA WEST Business News: a message from ICSM Credit about the emergency coronavirus cash flow crisis as large numbers of companies and sole traders experience extreme financial headaches

AGENDA WEST Business News: a message from ICSM Credit about the emergency coronavirus cash flow crisis as large numbers of companies and sole traders experience extreme financial headaches

ICSM Credit News: emergency coronavirus debt crisis special bulletin With the economy falling off a cliff I’m writing to you with the knowledge that many of you will be working from home and will be extremely worried about your business. The overheads continue while those promises from the Chancellor Rishi Sunak may well not live […]

By April 6, 2020 Read More →
STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES Video: snow and ice at Cheddar Reservoir back in 2018 – or was it 2012? Anyway – it was very cold – some footage of a Siberian scene

STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES Video: snow and ice at Cheddar Reservoir back in 2018 – or was it 2012? Anyway – it was very cold – some footage of a Siberian scene

Video athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TfbbyQI55U Built in the 1930s Cheddar Reservoir in Somerset lies between the town of Axbridge and the village of Cheddar in England. It occasionally freezes over but in 2018 it was affected by snow and ice as this video shows. It is the only reservoir built in the shape of a strawberry and can […]

By April 5, 2020 Read More →
STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES NEWS: Vicky Angear for the Mercury pleads with readers for news as reporters are heavily restricted during the coronavirus crisis (but there’s news of crime in Axbridge) and an American bird has a good laugh at Cheddar Reservoir

STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES NEWS: Vicky Angear for the Mercury pleads with readers for news as reporters are heavily restricted during the coronavirus crisis (but there’s news of crime in Axbridge) and an American bird has a good laugh at Cheddar Reservoir

A brief roundup of local news from Harry Mottram on Thursday, April 2, 2020. With the coronavirus crisis gripping the nation it is hard to find much real news other than the press releases from the Government, the NHS and local authorities in the local press this week. The Cheddar Valley Gazette and the Weston […]

By April 2, 2020 Read More →
STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES Looking Back at old Axbridge PART 3: When a three course meal was 1/6d in the town hall, Irish workers sang in the Old Angel, there were three pubs in the Square and there was a bicycle shop where the chemist is today

STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES Looking Back at old Axbridge PART 3: When a three course meal was 1/6d in the town hall, Irish workers sang in the Old Angel, there were three pubs in the Square and there was a bicycle shop where the chemist is today

Axbridge has always changed. From when it was just a Saxon bugh based around the stream that flows under the Square to the Norman French newcomers and later the Tudor wool merchants that gave the town its market charter. When I was researching the post Victorian era of the town for the 2000 pageant I […]

By April 1, 2020 Read More →
STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES News: local newspaper review – Merv Colenutt on the problems of local football as the season is abandoned, Maxine Irving on life under lockdown, and a picture feature on nursing – a reminder of the NHS heroes battling coronavirus

STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES News: local newspaper review – Merv Colenutt on the problems of local football as the season is abandoned, Maxine Irving on life under lockdown, and a picture feature on nursing – a reminder of the NHS heroes battling coronavirus

Local paper review by Harry Mottram, March 26, 2020 With no reporters on the Cheddar Valley Gazette and those on the Mercury heavily restricted in comes as no surprise news is sparse in the two local newspapers. The theme is coronavirus and how people are adapting. With no sport the Weston Mercury dedicates its back page to contact details of local […]

By April 1, 2020 Read More →
AGENDA WEST Business News: Bristol Airport, Broadmead, Temple Meads, Axbridge, Yatton, Cribbs Causeway and Bristol Parkway to be connected by new tram system (and they will partly use redundant railway lines as well as the roads)

AGENDA WEST Business News: Bristol Airport, Broadmead, Temple Meads, Axbridge, Yatton, Cribbs Causeway and Bristol Parkway to be connected by new tram system (and they will partly use redundant railway lines as well as the roads)

Campaign groups for better public transport have welcomed the news from the Somerset, Kingswood and Bristol Transport Infrastructure Alliance that the chancellor has allocated £1.8bn towards the construction of a comprehensive tram system in the region. The plans will be published in full later this month which will see commuters able to take the tram […]

By April 1, 2020 Read More →
STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES Looking Back at old Axbridge PART 2: When Axbridge had a petrol station in the High Street, a slaughterhouse and an undertakers (and the rural district council had offices next to the Roxy)

STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES Looking Back at old Axbridge PART 2: When Axbridge had a petrol station in the High Street, a slaughterhouse and an undertakers (and the rural district council had offices next to the Roxy)

Megan’s Axbridge Part 2 by Harry Mottram In the first part of this series we walked up the left hand side of the High Street picking out the shops that Megan Baker could remember from her childhood – now nearly all private homes. It was when I was researching the post Victorian era of the […]

By March 31, 2020 Read More →
AGENDA WEST Business News: Government’s business secretary Alok Sharma announces changes to wrongful trading rules during the coronavirus crisis meaning firms can continue trading although technically insolvent

AGENDA WEST Business News: Government’s business secretary Alok Sharma announces changes to wrongful trading rules during the coronavirus crisis meaning firms can continue trading although technically insolvent

Coronavirus: company rule changes protect firms trading while technically insolvent As companies lose footfall, orders and customers and see their cash flow disappear, the Government’s business secretary Alok Sharma has announced plans to protect firms who are technically insolvent during the coronavirus crisis. The wrongful trading law is to be suspended so as to protect […]

By March 31, 2020 Read More →
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