Items of Interest

1. A package of major transport improvements in Bristol have been unveiled, paving the way for safer and better public transport, cleaner air and improved walking and cycling routes. In response to the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown conditions, plans to accelerate existing long-term transport ambitions have been announced; read more here.

2.Read a guide to the UK Government’s recently opened Self-employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) here.

3. The High Streets Taskforce has recently issued a 10-point checklist for COVID-19 recovery stages; more here. 

4. Part of Business West’s Trading Through Coronavirus series, a webinar on returning to work safely takes place on Tuesday 19 May (11am-12pm); more here.

5.Building Growth South West are running a free online course, funded by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), to help people who are unemployed or thinking of a career in Construction. The course can be completed in a week and is designed to help the learner onto the next phase of their journey, into CSCS training, which can also be offered free of charge to those suitable; see attached for further detail.

6.View a series of photographs documenting Bristol during lockdown here.