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Rethinking skills and recruitment - West of England ahead of the game

Business West have officially launched their new skills service; Skills West. Find out how the West of England is ahead of the game by re-thinking skills and recruitment models.
Nicky Williams
Nicky Williams
Business West
Posted on: 16.03.17
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Budget u-turn good news for UK entrepreneurs

A week after the budget announcement Theresa May has done a u-turn on one of the key points, a rise in Class 4 NIC targeting the self employed with higher tax rates.
Posted on: 16.03.17
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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
Business West
Posted on: 16.03.17
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How to navigate VAT rules in different countries

140 countries around the world collect VAT on goods and services, here's everything you need to know about VAT rules overseas.
Lizzie Plumb
Lizzie Plumb
Business West
Posted on: 15.03.17
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Gender Pay Gap Reporting, what does it mean for you?

From April 2017, Gender Pay Gap Reporting (GPG) will become mandatory for all employers with 250 employees or more. What does this mean for you? If you’ve got more than 250 employees you will have to...
Andrew Craig
Andrew Craig
Posted on: 14.03.17
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Put 'Help' at the heart of your video marketing strategy

In today’s cluttered digital world, cutting through and getting heard is increasingly tough. Plenty of doomsday stats have recently been predicting the death of content marketing, owing to increased...
Jon Mowat
Jon Mowat
Hurricane Media
Posted on: 10.03.17
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Essential start-up advice from inspiring female entrepreneur Rebecca Jones

From an enterprise mindset to being stretchy, not flexible, here are four essential tips for entrepreneurs.
Posted on: 10.03.17
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Apprenticeships in the workplace - An interview with a Business West apprentice

Holly Weare describes why she decided to opt for an apprenticeship in Business West and what she hopes to gain from her apprenticeship in the future.
Alice Garland
Alice Garland
Posted on: 09.03.17
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How to reduce the gender pay gap in your business

As businesses gear up to calculate and publish their gender pay gaps in compliance with the new regulations it is timely to reflect on what causes such gaps and what actions a business can take to...
Jackie Longworth
Jackie Longworth
Posted on: 09.03.17
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