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South West unemployment continues to fall

The latest data released by the Office for National Statistics today (15th February) found that in the three months to December 2016: • South West unemployment fell by 0.3% to 101,000 • Unemployment...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 15.02.17
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Business confidence in the West falls in the final months of 2016

Research by Business West suggests that businesses were happy to see the back of 2016 as business confidence declined in the final quarter of last year.
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 15.02.17
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Another government, another housing strategy: local leaders must do more

We all know that we need to build more homes in this country. Increasingly unaffordable house prices and rents are pricing more and more people out of the market and placing a growing strain on...
Rupert Callingham
Rupert Callingham
Posted on: 09.02.17
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Living on the edge

We all like to think that Bath is the centre of the Universe, but it turns out that’s not the case. In fact, in many ways we are operating at the edge. That’s certainly the case when it comes to the...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 08.02.17
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Gloucestershire needs housing revolution

Without a doubt, new homes and the lack of affordable housing is one of the key issues for council leaders to face in Gloucestershire. And I hope that the government housing white paper announced...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 07.02.17
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Romanian Ambassador in Bristol for trade talks

His Excellency Dr Dan Mihalache , Romanian Ambassador to the UK, and Manuel Donescu, Minister Counsellor for the Romania economics and trade section in London, attended informal trade talks at...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 02.02.17
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Switch on to Swindon demonstrates the true light of the town

A great launch event was held on Tuesday 24 January, attended by some 350 businesses. It marked the culmination of much hard work to date, but as importantly the start of a journey to demonstrate...
Ian Larrard
Ian Larrard
Posted on: 31.01.17
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Bristol must seize the opportunity to be a 10 out of 10 city

Bristol is growing much faster than predicted. James Durie, Chief Executive of Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative at Business West, argues that if we are to make growth manageable, and for...
James Durie
James Durie
Posted on: 30.01.17
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Bath Chamber of Commerce's Ian Bell helps convince Bath & NES Council to give the go ahead to park and ride scheme in the City

Business West has been lobbying in favour of a park and ride scheme in Bath for many years and is delighted to announce that Bath and North East Somerset Council has taken the landmark decision to...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 26.01.17
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