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AGENDA WEST BUSINESS NEWS: ICSM Credit’s September Newsletter: how to survive in business in the economically chilling aftermath of the Covid-19 Crisis (plus who was liquidated in August)
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AGENDA WEST BUSINESS NEWS: ICSM Credit’s September Newsletter: how to survive in business in the economically chilling aftermath of the Covid-19 Crisis (plus who was liquidated in August)

With apologies to Raquel Welch in the movie One Million Years BC Survival of the fittest in the economically chilling aftermath of the Covid-19 Crisis 2020 has seen the worst economic downturn since the 1930s according to economists – but there are reasons to be positive about 2021 Hello and welcome to our monthly newsletter, […]

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AGENDA WEST FINANCIAL NEWS: The FT journalist who exposed Wirecard’s billions as fake – and how the German regulators tried to blacken his name instead of investigating the multi-million pound fraud
By September 3, 2020 Read More →

AGENDA WEST FINANCIAL NEWS: The FT journalist who exposed Wirecard’s billions as fake – and how the German regulators tried to blacken his name instead of investigating the multi-million pound fraud

FT Graphic ICSM Credit have previously documented the collapse of Wirecard AG, the German payment processor and financial services provider who left Commerzbank and other lenders with €3.2bn in unpaid invoices. The Financial Time’s journalist Dan McCrum spent four years piecing together the evidence to show the firm simply ‘cooked the books’ and pulled the wool […]

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AGENDA WEST BUSINESS NEWS: Crunch months for thousands of firms as furlough ends – but are there jobs to return too?
By September 3, 2020 Read More →

AGENDA WEST BUSINESS NEWS: Crunch months for thousands of firms as furlough ends – but are there jobs to return too?

From today (September 1) businesses that have put staff on furlough will have to pay 10% of their wages with a hike to 20% next month with final payments on October 31. For a small business it means the costs of keeping staff on the scheme rises from 4% to 14% with them having to […]

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AXBRIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWS
By September 2, 2020 Read More →

AXBRIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWS

Has your team communication taken a hit during lockdown? The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the workplace and accelerated trends such as remote working. Whatever size your business is, effective internal communication is the lifeblood of an organisation and directly contributes to the profitability and success of your company. Getting it wrong will almost certainly […]

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RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE Book Review: Julian Treslove’s comical journey into the world of Jewishness leaves him with a bloody nose in an anti-semitic assault and concerns about circumcision in Howard Jacobson’s comic novel
By September 2, 2020 Read More →

RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE Book Review: Julian Treslove’s comical journey into the world of Jewishness leaves him with a bloody nose in an anti-semitic assault and concerns about circumcision in Howard Jacobson’s comic novel

The Finkler Question. By Howard Jacobson. There’s a scene in Woody Allen’s Annie Hall when he appears to show a sort of paranoia about being a Jew. Everywhere he goes he’s convinced people are picking on him as one the Children of Israel. It’s kind of funny – and is the same theme used as the thread […]

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AGENDA WEST BUSINESS NEWS: As retailers Anne Summers and Moss Bros join the growing movement seeking CVAs there’s a new turn-off for the High Street: unclear social distancing signs
By September 2, 2020 Read More →

AGENDA WEST BUSINESS NEWS: As retailers Anne Summers and Moss Bros join the growing movement seeking CVAs there’s a new turn-off for the High Street: unclear social distancing signs

Companies in trouble are seeing the CVA (Company Voluntary Agreement) as the the go-to saviour from insolvency in these troubled times. Ian Carrotte of ICSM Credit said: “The reasons are simple – by getting agreement from 75% of a firm’s creditors it is possible to delay the repayment of debts by restructuring them. If the […]

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AGENDA WEST BUSINESS NEWS: Creditors beware: newspaper industry in freefall during Covid-19 as sales plunge 39% as publisher Archant seeks to dump their pension fund and leave shareholders with nothing
By September 2, 2020 Read More →

AGENDA WEST BUSINESS NEWS: Creditors beware: newspaper industry in freefall during Covid-19 as sales plunge 39% as publisher Archant seeks to dump their pension fund and leave shareholders with nothing

Pic: FT The Guardian has reported that The Financial Times and the i newspaper saw declines in circulation of 39% and 38%, respectively. They said: “The decline of circulation of the i was exacerbated by the cessation of the distribution of bulks, free copies, to locations including airports, gyms and railway stations.” Ian Carrotte of ICSM Credit said Covid-19 have brought forward […]

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Axbridge Chamber of Commerce: Meeting at the Lamb Inn on Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020 – but you must book your place as only 12 can attend
By September 1, 2020 Read More →

Axbridge Chamber of Commerce: Meeting at the Lamb Inn on Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020 – but you must book your place as only 12 can attend

Axbridge Chamber of Commerce: Meeting at the Lamb Inn 22nd September, 2020 – but you must book your place as only 12 can attend There is an Axbridge Chamber of Commerce meeting on Tuesday 22nd September at 7pm in the Lamb Inn. Due to social distancing restrictions only 12 people can attend so please book […]

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AXBRIDGE PAGEANT: When people in Axbridge (or ‘Alse Bruge’) spoke Norman French and the town was given its first charter by ‘Good’ King John – who also freed the serfs – hurray!
By August 31, 2020 Read More →

AXBRIDGE PAGEANT: When people in Axbridge (or ‘Alse Bruge’) spoke Norman French and the town was given its first charter by ‘Good’ King John – who also freed the serfs – hurray!

AXBRIDGE PAGEANT: When people in Axbridge (or ‘Alse Bruge’) spoke Norman French and the town was given its first charter by ‘Good’ King John – who also freed the serfs – hurray! This is an extract from the programme for the Axbridge Pageant due we hope in 2021 written by Harry Mottram. It was originally […]

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RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE COMMENT: each screened TV and cinematic adaptation and version of a novel needs to be judged on its own merits
By August 31, 2020 Read More →

RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE COMMENT: each screened TV and cinematic adaptation and version of a novel needs to be judged on its own merits

Brideshead Revisited, 2008 Don’t judge a book by its cover or a film by its blurb is a pretty good rule of thumb. And of course don’t criticise a piece of art such as a film or TV show unless you’ve watched it is another. Critics are always under pressure to put their opinions into […]

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