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Joined up thinking and shovel ready projects central to continued investment in Swindon, MPs tell business leaders

In the week that pupils in England returned to school, Swindon MPs Robert Buckland and Justin Tomlinson and Leader of Swindon Borough Council Cllr David Renard joined our quarterly meeting with...
Ian Larrard
Ian Larrard
Business West
Posted on: 23.03.21
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National bus strategy for England - a bus revolution is coming

I am very excited about the national bus strategy that has been announced this week. It is a strong commitment by the government, and the Prime Minister himself, reflecting the importance of buses...
Rupert Cox
Rupert Cox
Stagecoach West
Posted on: 16.03.21
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The West is missing out

In light of the disappointing news from this week’s budget , which saw the failure of the Great Western Freeport bid and major infrastructure funding still not confirmed for the West of England, it’s...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 05.03.21
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Business West responds to March 2021 Budget

ps-brexit.png Giving his reaction to the Chancellor’s Budget, Phil Smith, Managing Director of Business West, said: “It was another extraordinary budget from the Chancellor, reflecting what is an...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 03.03.21
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Government support for business remains vital over next four months

Many of our companies, I am afraid, will have been disappointed by the Prime Minister’s much trailed roadmap to take us out of the stranglehold of the Covid pandemic. It certainly did not give many...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 23.02.21
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Business West responds to government roadmap out of lockdown

ps.jpg Commenting on the Prime Minister's roadmap out of lockdown, Business West Managing Director Phil Smith said: “Many of our companies will have been disappointed by this roadmap. “It certainly...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 22.02.21
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Business leaders back Great Western Freeport as world class trade and jobs hub

Leading business figures from across the West of England have published an open letter today (16 February) stating united support for the Great Western Freeport bid to Government. Dear Chancellor, As...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 16.02.21
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Bold Budget needed to spur economic recovery and renewal

In just a few weeks on 3rd March, our Chancellor Rishi Sunak must deliver what must surely be one of the most important Budget statements in living memory. Indeed, I think it matches the aftermath of...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 10.02.21
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Business West calls on Chancellor to extend business rates relief

Business West, the region’s largest and most influential business representative organisation, is calling on the Government to ease the debilitating squeeze of coronavirus restrictions by extending...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 21.01.21
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