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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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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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We need a long term transport strategy for Bath not a piecemeal approach

It was good news to hear the Council is taking more time before coming to a decision on the imposition of a Clean Air Zone in Bath. Doubtless they will find many alternative views in the thousands of...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 14.01.19
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Local businesses check in to meet the buyer at Bristol Airport

More than 100 local businesses attended a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event at Bristol Airport yesterday (10 January) to find out more about becoming part of the airport’s supply chain. With passenger numbers...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 11.01.19
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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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9 key developments in the West of England this year

When Professor Steve West handed me the Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative President’s medal in September 2017, I didn’t quite anticipate what a busy year it would be. So busy, in fact,...
Richard Bonner
Richard Bonner
Posted on: 19.12.18
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Business and the economy in Gloucestershire 2019

Looking forward to the world in Gloucestershire next year, I picked up the Economist’s World in 2019 special magazine. I was searching for some inspiration but I am afraid I didn’t find much at all...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 19.12.18
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Lifting Severn Bridge tolls provides Forest of Dean an unequalled opportunity

Today’s lifting of the tolls on the Severn Bridge provides the Forest of Dean with an unequalled opportunity to expand its businesses. The Forest is now not only a key gateway between our regions but...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 17.12.18
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