Bournemouth Chamber of Trade & Commerce


Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce


A great article in Coach & Bus Weekly about our Patrons, Yellow Buses!

Continuing their staycation series, Richard Sharman takes a look at Yellow Buses’ offerings that have recently gained an extended season due to demand

Bournemouth is one of the key attractions on the South Coast of England; try driving there on any sunny day and you will appreciate just how many people favour it as a day out. It also has the advantage of being just over two hours’ drive from London, with frequent departures by coach and rail. With staycations being the only option for many this year, UK holiday destinations geared up for the season, including bus operators that provide seasonal and tourist services.

For further reading, click here. 

Patron: The Chancellor announces extension of Furlough Scheme – Taylorcocks

Following the announcement of a second national lockdown, Rishi Sunak has extended the Furlough Scheme until 2nd December.

The Government have also announced some further extensions of support, and there may well be more to follow.

The Job Retention Scheme
The Job Retention Scheme (JRS) that was due to end yesterday will be extended until 2nd December, and the Job Support Scheme is delayed until the JRS ends.

The extended scheme is expected to be in-line with the existing JRS, and it will:

-apply to employees on full furlough or working part-time;
– with employees receiving 80% of their normal wages for furloughed hours;
– the Government will pay 80% of the normal wages for the furloughed hours, – capped at £2,500 per month for full furlough;
– the employer will pay National Insurance and pension contributions and meet the costs of hours worked.

At this stage, it is unclear whether or not it will be possible to reverse redundancies implemented in accordance with the original deadline. Further details on this point and more regarding the JRS changes are due to follow in the coming days.

Business Grants
Businesses that are required to shut their premises due to the National or Local Lockdown will qualify for business grants. The grant depends on the rateable value of the property but for premises with a rateable value:

-below £15k the grant is £1,334 per month;
– from £15k to £51k the grant is £2,000 per month; and
– of £51k or over the grant is £3,000 per month.

Mortgage payment holidays
The mortgage payment holiday scheme will not end and borrowers who are adversely affected by COVID and have not yet had a mortgage payment holiday can claim for up to 6 months, and those who have already started a mortgage payment holiday can top this up to 6 months.

The FCA will give more details on Monday.

Although nothing has been announced for the self-employed, we would expect that the grants under the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme would be increased in line with the extension of the JRS, and await to see an announcement on this.

If you require guidance on any of these changes, please contact your TC adviser on 0330 088 7111 or our HR team at

Patron: Christmas is not cancelled in Oceana

Life may be a little uncertain at the moment but one thing is for sure, Christmas & New Year will still be in full swing at Oceana Hotels & Restaurants while observing Government guidelines on Social Distancing.

Celebrate safely with our newly released Covid Secure packages!

Festive options & menus for everyone including Entertainment!
Reserve your meal now for just 5.00pp

The Cumberland Hotel
With great traditional food, in a sophisticated London style venue and the best festive display for miles around. On Fridays and Saturdays, you will be entertained by our talented cabaret singer until 10pm.
Find out more

Ocean Beach Hotel & Spa
The Ocean Beach is a superb venue with rustic beach charm and offers traditional festive food and Tribute Thursdays.
Find out more

The Suncliff Hotel
The Suncliff Hotel and Overcliff Pub are traditional venues with all the festive charm.
Find out more

Best Western Hotel Royale
The Hotel Royale is a superb modern venue, offering style, great food and tribute nights on Friday/Saturday nights!
Find out more

All Subject to Government Guidelines at the time of event.

For Bookings/Enquiries, get in touch with our Sales Team:

+44(0) 01202 298350

Festive Tributes
Wednesday, 2nd December
Decades – Story of the Man Band

Thursday, 3rd December
A Night to Shine Double Tribute

Thursday, 3rd December
George Michael Christmas Party Tribute

Friday, 4th December
ABBA Christmas Party Tribute

Saturday, 5th December
Kylie Minogue Christmas Party Tribute

Sunday, 6th December
A Royale Festive Lunch with The King

Tuesday, 8th December
Michael Buble Tribute

Wednesday, 9th December
ABBA Christmas Party Tribute

Thursday, 10th December
Olly Murs Christmas Party Tribute

Friday, 11th December
George Michael Christmas Party Tribute

Saturday, 12th December
Dolly Parton Show

Sunday, 13th December
A Royale Festive Lunch with The King

Tuesday, 15th December
Vintage White Christmas with The Mellor Sisters

Wednesday, 16th December
Elvis Tribute Night

Thursday, 17th December
ABBA Christmas Party Tribute

Thursday, 17th December
Elvis Tribute Night

Friday, 18th December
Elton John Christmas Tribute

Saturday, 19th December
Boy George Christmas Tribute

Sunday. 20th December
A Royale Festive Lunch with The King
Tuesday, 22nd December
Elvis Tribute Night

All Subject to Government Guidelines at the time of event.

For Bookings/Enquiries, get in touch with our Sales Team:

+44(0) 01202 298350