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Is the West of England recognised as a place to invest or are we invisible?

We are a net contributor to the Treasury but this alone doesn’t deliver the punch or influence we need when arguing with Westminster for investment.
Steve West
Steve West
Posted on: 26.04.17
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Consortium of business groups tells Metro Mayor candidates what business wants

In a report backed by the Institute of Directors, Black South West Network, Bristol Media and TechSpark, Business West lays out its ‘challenge’ to the future Metro Mayor of the West of England.
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 25.04.17
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Business West’s 10-point plan for Metro Mayor

With an additional £900m in funding secured from central government to be spent over the next 30 years, the future Metro Mayor will play a leading role in the social and economic future of the region...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 04.04.17
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Anything Rio can do Bath can do better: let's make the Bath cable car a reality

Throughout history Bath has gained a reputation for innovation, imagination and downright flair. Whether it’s been scientific invention, brilliant new architectural design or technological...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 24.03.17
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Comment: National Insurance tax hike u-turn

In an unexpected u-turn, the government simply scrapped the National Insurance tax hike announced by the Chancellor in the Budget last week. Director at Business West Ian Mean comments on this...
Susie Parker
Susie Parker
Posted on: 16.03.17
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The spring budget 2017: a view from Gloucestershire business

This was a thin Budget in every sense of the word. At 64 pages it was thin in pagination and at 54 minutes hardly a showstopper, even though the rather “grey” Chancellor did get in a few jokes to...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 09.03.17
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Steady as she goes budget leaves businesses disappointed

Commenting on Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget today (Wednesday 8 March), Phil Smith, Managing Director of Business West said: “They say that the Budget is more about political theatre than...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 08.03.17
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What Gloucestershire business wants from the budget 2017

Let’s be clear - tomorrow’s Budget is not going to be particularly exciting and there will be no huge giveaways. But I feel that business in Gloucestershire - much of which survives and prospers on...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 07.03.17
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West of England devolution FAQs

In May, local people in Bristol , South Gloucestershire and Bath & North East Somerset will be electing a new Mayor for the West of England as part of a devolution agreement struck between the...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 22.02.17
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