Covid Emergency Liaison & Advisory Committee (CELAC) members thank Government for measures to help businesses and their employees

The organisations that, (together with HMGOG), comprise the Covid Emergency Liaison & Advisory Committee (CELAC) namely Unite the Union, the Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce, the GFSB, the GGCA, the Finance Centre Council (which includes all financial services industry associations and the Law Council), the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association and the Landlords Association, have been working closely with Government since Saturday in relation to measures to assist employees and businesses during the current Covid 19 crisis. We are pleased to note that Government has been fully...

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Chamber & GFSB thank commercial landlords and ask others to act now

Following the welcome measures to assist businesses in the hospitality, leisure, distributive and catering sectors (including shops and general retail), announced by the Chief Minister on Monday this week, the trading environment has continued to deteriorate.  Many businesses are experiencing a full-blown crisis with no clarity on how long this will last. Current projections are that the severity of the health crisis will worsen for the next 3 months.  The subsequent economic one will last much longer. Since the announcement by the Chief Minister, many commercial landlords...

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Chamber & GFSB welcome measures introduced to assist business

The Chamber and the GFSB welcome the initial economic measures announced by the Chief Minister yesterday in order to help businesses during this crisis. The measures announced are a good start to alleviate some of the economic hardship to the businesses most affected at this moment in time by this crisis. We look forward to the implementation of additional measures in the short term to alleviate the economic impact which all of Gibraltar is suffering. In this respect  we will continue working with Government as we have done so far to ensure that we discuss and agree future economic...

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Chamber seeks assistance for business to deal with coronavirus

In the last week or so the Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce has received calls, emails and spoken to a number of members about current trading. The situation is developing very quickly and some local businesses have already seen a dramatic fall in sales and prospective sales as a direct result of the spread of the corona virus in western Europe. The Chamber board is currently considering a number of possible measures which it believes could help local companies through what is likely to be a severe but short term period of difficult trading conditions. Chamber President,...

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Chamber to offer free English language classes

The Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce is launching a new initiative for its members to help their employees improve their English language skills. The main focus will be on frontline staff who are in customer facing roles, particularly those in the retail and hospitality sectors.  Members from other sectors will also be eligible, but priority will be given to those in these sectors at the outset. The overall objective is to help non-native English speakers improve their spoken English skills and in turn, give customers a better shopping experience.  Classes will be for basic,...

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Chamber launches new members’ magazine

The Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce has published the first issue of its new members’ magazine, Gibraltar Business.  The magazine will be published on a quarterly basis and will cover news and features on what is happening in Gibraltar’s thriving business community. The magazine has been several months in the planning and care has been taken to achieve an editorial balance covering established businesses and start up businesses across as many sectors as possible. The launch issue is packed with news and features on the introduction of private pensions, Gibraltar’s shipping...

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