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Government guarantees funding beyond UK's date to leave the EU

Chancellor Phillip Hammond confirmed over the weekend that the government will back EU-funded projects signed before this year's Autumn Statement, resulting in many opportunities for local businesses...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 17.08.16
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South West unemployment on the rise

The latest data released by the Office for National Statistics found that South West unemployment increased by 8,000 in the three months to May 2016.
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 20.07.16
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Gloucestershire firms buck national trend with increased sales and recruitment

Business West's latest survey of businesses has found that Gloucestershire firms saw increases in sales and recruitment in May and June. This bucked both the wider South West and national trend which...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 18.07.16
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Swindon and Wiltshire economy shows sign of growth after disappointing first quarter

Business West's latest survey of over 170 businesses has found that the Swindon and Wiltshire economy showed signs of growth before the EU Referendum. However, most indicators remain below levels...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 18.07.16
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South West economy stalls amid Brexit uncertainty

Business West's latest survey of almost 1000 businesses has found that even before the EU Referendum, the South West economy was showing signs of slowing after a positive start to the year.
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 13.07.16
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South West Expo a steaming success

Over 1000 business people visited the STEAM Museum on Thursday 30th June for the South West Expo. The event gave attendees the chance to hear from over 120 exhibitors, meet like minded businesses at...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 07.07.16
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Brexit - What does it mean for Gloucestershire businesses?

What happened in Gloucestershire really reflected the national trend to vote for Brexit with most of our county voting to leave.
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 01.07.16
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Business reaction to the West of England devolution decision

Bristol City Council, Bath and North East Somerset Council and South Gloucestershire Council have all voted to press ahead with the West of England devolution deal.
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 30.06.16
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