UK GOV – Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel corridors

You do not have to self-isolate on arrival in England if these are the only places you have been to or stopped in during the previous 14 days. Coronavirus regulations mean that you must self-isolate for 14 days if you return to the UK from a country outside the common travel area. The government is satisfied that it is now […]

UK GOV – Self-isolation lifted for lower-risk countries in time for holidays this summer

From 10 July 2020 you will be able to travel to many countries without having to self-isolate on return to England. Published From:Department for Transport, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, and The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP passengers returning to or visiting England from certain destinations including Germany, France, Spain and Italy, will no longer need to self-isolate […]

BCCT’s Financial Weekly with 10x Wealth Management (Scott Kingsley)

I thought it would be beneficial for me to share something that I have recently experienced and something that scared me. Just over a week ago I went to the hospital with pain/swelling in my groin. Diagnosis was a hernia and I was quickly booked in (within 4 days) for surgery. Why do I share […]

35 Women Under 35 2020: Britain’s brightest young business leaders

As the UK heads towards the worst recession for decades, these talented young businesswomen will be helping to rebuild the economy and rebalance the scales. by Kate Bassett For the past 20 years, Management Today has made it a mission to fight for gender equality in business. It all started with the annual 35 Women […]

BCC – Restart guidance

On 23 June, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out further changes to lockdown measures in England to enable people to see more of their friends and family, help businesses get back on their feet and get people back in their jobs. From Saturday 4 July, pubs, restaurants and hairdressers will be able to reopen, providing they […]

Standard Chartered Bank – Network management and the CBDC revolution

Initiatives focused on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are becoming increasingly ubiquitous. Network management and the CBDC revolution Initiatives focused on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are becoming increasingly ubiquitous. Interest in CBDCs, an electronic form of central bank money that can be used by both businesses and consumers to make payments, is gathering momentum […]

Taiwan up to 11th in IMD competitiveness rankings

SUCCESSFUL POLICY: The returns of Taiwanese firms achieved remarkable results, while foreign investment has also increased significantly, Kung Ming-hsin said Taipei Times – Staff writer, with CNA, BRUSSELS Taiwan has moved up five places from last year to 11th in the latest annual world competitiveness rankings released by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) on […]

BCC – Official guidance from UK government

For the latest information and advice, UK employers and business owners should visit the official guidance for employers and businesses. Businesses should check for daily updates and subscribe to receive email alerts to ensure they are acting on the most up to date information. On 23 June, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out further changes to lockdown measures in […]

AVIVA INVESTORS – What makes a company resilient in a crisis?

As the COVID-19 pandemic hits global economies, equity investors are redoubling their focus on corporate resilience. But what does resilience mean in the current context – and which companies have it? The coronavirus pandemic has roiled markets and disrupted business models around the world. One consequence of the crisis has been a renewed focus on […]