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Business West reaction to spring statement 2019

Commenting on the Chancellor’s spring statement Phil Smith, Managing Director at Business West said: phil-smith.jpg “Like nearly all current government business, the Chancellor’s focus and forecasts...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 13.03.19
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What's the solution to this Brexit mess?

If you thought things in Parliament were bad, pity the people whose livelihoods will depend on the decisions made by MPs over the coming weeks. Take back control? If only. Somewhere beyond the fog of...
Matt Griffith
Matt Griffith
Posted on: 11.02.19
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Business West responds to the recent Airbus statement

Our politicians are in real danger of sleepwalking into the most damaging economic act upon our region’s economy in living memory. We call upon them, and the UK government, to act now to secure the...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 24.01.19
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Q&A with John Allan CBE - Chairman at Tesco, Barratt Developments and President of CBI
Member role

UWE , in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with John Allan CBE, Chairman at Tesco and Barratt Developments and...
Lynn Barlow
Lynn Barlow
Posted on: 22.01.19
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Brexit - what now for businesses?

Exasperated and let down by government is sadly the conclusion of business today following the government’s Brexit withdrawal last night being voted down in what can only be described as a totally...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 16.01.19
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Business West reaction to result of meaningful vote

There are no more words to describe the frustration, impatience, and growing anger amongst business after two and a half years on a high-stakes political rollercoaster ride that shows no sign of...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 16.01.19
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Regional economy slides as Brexit uncertainty and high-street fears bite

Business West’s local business survey – the South West’s largest private sector survey of business sentiment – showed that 2018 closed with some disappointing results for businesses, with worries...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 15.01.19
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How local authorities are planning for Brexit

Full marks to Stroud District Council for telling us that the government have a lot of plans up their sleeve for councils to deal with the local challenges posed by Brexit - deal or no deal. I have...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 08.01.19
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Less than 100 days to go until Brexit and time is running out fast

For businesses, these next 100 days will fly by. With no assurances from government and still none the wiser as to the eventual shape of a Brexit deal, business is straining every sinew to ensure...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 20.12.18
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