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Q&A with Mark Hawthorne - Leader of Gloucestershire County Council

Gloucestershire 2050 , the project to develop a vision for the county, is gathering momentum. But just how can such a wide ranging vision be turned into reality when the county has six district...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 18.05.18
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What price fresh air?

Levels of emissions along the London Road to the east of Bath have got so bad that the Council is considering creating a Clean Air Zone , charging different categories of vehicles for driving through...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 30.04.18
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Business West launches ‘No More Not Spots’ campaign

Business West is joining a national campaign for ‘No More Not Spots’, with the aim of ending not spots for voice coverage where phone users live, work, travel and play. Working with the British...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 04.04.18
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Gloucestershire 2050 must not become a political football

At the beginning of the year, I wrote enthusiastically about Gloucestershire 2050 - the vision of where this great county of ours might be headed. I am still enthusiastic but I am now more convinced...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 03.04.18
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Alliance of leading business groups speaks out with one voice on the impact of Brexit

Many British firms are deeply worried about the trade costs of Brexit and time to make adequate preparations is limited, a new business group has warned MPs. The Three Chamber Alliance - a pioneering...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 29.03.18
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Council cash shortage could have silver lining

News that the Council is facing serious financial challenges, which will lead to job losses is obviously very bad news for the individuals concerned. But might the situation not present us with an...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 15.03.18
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Gloucestershire Brexit Summit warns of labour shortages

A shortage of workers is already affecting every sector in Gloucestershire, from social care to farming and food production, delegates heard at a key event to discuss the impact of Brexit on the...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 14.03.18
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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
Business West
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
Labour Party
Posted on: 12.03.18
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