COVID-19

No dark sarcasm in the classrom

Jim calls for squabbling in the classroom to cease as the debate hots up over the return to lessons. He also focuses on the effects on the Merseyside economy of the virus crisis.

Does Debt Matter?

In his 400th blog for Downtown, Jim asks how the huge bill for Covid-19 is going to be paid for. Some experts say let the deficit take care of itself, but Jim thinks some tax rises are inevitable.

Business Heroes

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It wasn’t so long ago that the Prime Minister, before he was Prime Minister, was saying “F**k business”. Well, nobody in the world of politics is saying that now. If the pandemic has highlighted anything it is how important business, small, medium and large, is to the country.

Need for clarity

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This week Jim fears the lock down is here to stay,and calls for proper rules to be in place when the Prime Minister is ill. He also looks at Labour’s new team.

Downtown Den #009 | Colin Sinclair

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Downtown Director, Chris McKenna was joined in the ‘The Downtown Den’ by CEO of Knowledge Quarter and Sciontec Liverpool, Colin Sinclair to discuss amongst other things what is happening at The Knowledge Quarter and the research into #COVID19 at Liverpool Science Park.

A message from Steve Rotheram

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Earlier this week, DIB chief executive Frank McKenna and other city business leaders called for the establishment of a business Cobra. The metro mayor Steve Rotheram pulled this together and we publish his thoughts on the discussion that took place.

Coronavirus Update – 19.03.2020

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Downtown in Business CEO, Frank McKenna, gives an update on the latest information about COVID-19 and the impacts it will have on businesses.