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Charity Business News - Liverpool-based social entrepreneur and internationally leading voice on women s enterprise, Maggie O Carroll, has accepted the role at the University of Strathclyde Business School SBS , in the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship.


Social entrepreneur to use new academic role to promote business for good

Finance Business News - New mothers who had taken maternity leave in the last three years were previously being unfairly disadvantaged under the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme SEISS , according to campaigners.


Self-employed mothers need more support, say leaders in women's enterprise

Charity Business News - A report by IPSE the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed also says disabled self-employed people are more likely to need financial support during the crisis because, in normal times, their average daily pay rate is 12 lower than freelancers who do not report having a disability.


Thousands of disabled self-employed missing out on pandemic support

Finance Business News - Chancellor Rishi Sunak has laid out a suite of policies to support small businesses which have so far fallen through the cracks in Coronavirus support schemes, promising they have not been forgotten , but now business and academic leaders have come together to call for more urgent action to support women s enterprise.


Female enterprise experts call on Rishi Sunak for a seat at the policy table

Finance Business News - The Department for Business Enterprise and Industrial Strategy BEIS has released the ...


More women and BAME business leaders needed to unlock small business potential

How the Coronavirus crisis is hitting women hardest

By Sarah Brown

Jun 04 2020 11:26AM

Health Business News - Statistics revealed in the Crises Collide Women and Covid-19 report from the Women s Budget Group show alarming indicators on the immediate impact that the Coronavirus pandemic is having on different groups of women.


How the Coronavirus crisis is hitting women hardest

Charity Business News - New mothers who took maternity leave within the last assessment period are being unfairly disadvantaged in the Government s Self Employment Income Support Scheme SEISS , says The Women s Organisation.


Women entrepreneurs unfairly penalised for taking maternity leave in COVID-19

Charity Business News - While its no longer business as usual for thousands across the City Region, The Women s Organisation is offering entrepreneurs and SMEs a vital lifeline through its programme of online and virtual business advice, training, and webinars.


The Womens Organisation steps up support for female entrepreneurs in lockdown

Charity Business News - The NatWest SE100 Index, announced yesterday 14 May is the annual list of the UK s leading 100 social enterprises, compiled by Pioneers Post in partnership with NatWest Social and Community Capital.


Liverpool based organisation listed in the top 1% of UK Social Enterprises

Charity Business News - With workplaces and venues forced to close to ensure social distancing, many ventures have had to rapidly reassess their whole way of working. Here, we meet four Liverpool City Region businesses that have successfully transitioned to maintain a valuable service for their clients by reacting and adapting to the current crisis.


The Liverpool businesses that are adapting to the new business normal

Finance Business News - Leading social enterprise, The Women s Organisation, is working with civil servants to resolve the issue and is urging the Government to reconsider and plug the gaps in its COVID-19 financial support package to better protect Company Directors.


1000s of Companies at risk as Directors missing out on Government support

Retail Business News - Toxteth-born author and social entrepreneur, Natalie Reeves Billing, is set to release her debut children s book today 5 May .


Liverpool entrepreneur launches debut childrens book to help families through Crisis

Charity Business News - While many are now covered by the Government s COVID-19 financial support packages for the self-employed, there are still huge numbers of entrepreneurs slipping through the cracks and struggling to manage financially.


Better Off Finance advice scheme to provide a lifeline for the self employed

Charity Business News - The City of London Council has this week made a commitment to include businesses which do not pay their rates directly to their Local Authority, such as those that occupy serviced office spaces, and have so far been missing out on vital Coronavirus business support grant funding due to current government guidance.


Liverpool City Region must catch up with London in Grant Aid for Small Businesses

Charity Business News - This fully-funded business support is aimed at helping those in the Sefton area who are looking to start a business, or those who are looking to grow a new business which is under three years old.


Business expert set to take up residency at Formby Pool to help drive local business growth

Charity Business News - It s been well reported that women are more than half as likely to take the plunge into starting up a business as men.


Are female-centric spaces the key to addressing gender imbalance in business?