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Business West reacts to Chancellor’s Spring Statement

Commenting on the Spring Statement, delivered today (Tuesday) by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, James Monk, Commercial Director of Business West said: “While, of course, we welcome Mr Hammond’s...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 13.03.18
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Business West part of team behind successful 5G bid

The West of England Combined Authority, with partners including Business West, has secured £5 million from government to trial a superfast 5G network at tourist destinations in Bristol and Bath. The...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 13.03.18
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Brexit is a pig's ear for rural businesses

In a year’s time, we are due to leave the EU, yet the chasm to be bridged over the coming 12 months is still vast. The government is no closer to providing the certainty that businesses need, and...
David Drew MP
David Drew MP
Posted on: 12.03.18
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A fix to the "broken" housing market in Gloucestershire?

Mrs May is right to return to her post-election promise to fix the “broken” housing market but are her promises on more homes going to end up as a lot of hot air?
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 07.03.18
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A supersonic first Initiative evening to kick off 2018

Held in partnership with Bristol Junior Chamber, the first Initiative evening of 2018 got off to a flying start last night.
Amie Vaughan
Amie Vaughan
Posted on: 07.03.18
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West of England showcases ambitious plans at MIPIM

The West of England will showcase investment opportunities worth at least £10 billion at this year’s global property and real estate show MIPIM . Businesses and public sector partners, led by Invest...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 05.03.18
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Brexit negotiations: the view from Brussels

The vote to ‘Leave’ the European Union is unquestionably the most significant political, economic, cultural and geopolitical decision of any Western European nation since 1945 - this is a truism, not...
Julie Girling MEP
Julie Girling MEP
Posted on: 27.02.18
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Business rates retention crucial to plugging council funding gaps

Business rates have always been seen by companies as quite simply an extra tax. Hitherto, they have been a tax too far with no sign of any benefit to firms or the local economy. And the venom against...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 23.02.18
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Bath can’t afford to miss out on affordable housing

Lack of modern office space and problems with transport are two elements that are holding back the economy of Bath, and I have written regularly about those obstacles to growth. But there is a third...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 22.02.18
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