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Will the proposed ‘buy British’ policy changes to the UK R&D tax regime stifle UK innovation?

In one of the biggest policy shifts since the introduction of the R&D tax relief regimes in the UK, the government is considering moving to a territorial based incentive by removing reliefs for R...
Heather Smith
Posted on: 02.03.22
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Festival of Tomorrow to bring Science Learning to Centre Stage

Swindon’s Festival of Tomorrow aims to bring the trust of scientists during Covid to attract young people to the learning of science. Dr Rod Hebden, founder and director of the festival being held in...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 19.01.22
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Global telecoms manufacturer invests in Swindon

Phil Smith and I recently attended the opening of a new factory in Swindon by a major, global telecommunications company, AFL . AFL has an annual turnover of $1.2bn (£872m) and manufactures fibre...
Ian Larrard
Ian Larrard
Business West
Posted on: 18.11.21
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Business West – championing hydrogen energy for over a decade

Business West has been championing hydrogen (H2) as a sustainable source of power for over a decade. We were key players alongside Swindon Borough Council and Honda in setting up the Hydrogen Hub in...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 04.11.21
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Severn Edge bid makes shortlist for potential new home of UK’s fusion plant

Severn Edge now one of five sites through to the next phase of the national selection process
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 14.10.21
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3 Questions with Ben Osborn, UK Country Manager and Managing Director, Pfizer UK

Ben Osborn, UK Country Manager and Managing Director of Pfizer UK talks us through the development of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Posted on: 23.09.21
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Hydrogen is an opportunity that Swindon and the South West needs to seize

The announcement of a UK hydrogen strategy on Tuesday has attracted enormous interest and not a few misleading headlines. This much delayed strategy provides government sanctioned targets for the use...
Dr Jack Frost OBE
Dr Jack Frost OBE
Business West
Posted on: 19.08.21
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West poised to prosper from government's hydrogen strategy

Yesterday (17 August) was the eagerly awaited launch of the government’s hydrogen strategy . It sets out the approach to developing a low carbon hydrogen sector in the UK to meet the government’s...
Nina Skubala
Nina Skubala
Business West
Posted on: 18.08.21
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Business West one of eight Chambers of Commerce to pilot Local Skills Improvement Plan

Business West has been named as one of eight Chambers of Commerce across England that will lead on a new Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) for its region. Working in tandem with key education...
Posted on: 22.07.21
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