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Most businesses have no contingency plans in place for life after Brexit reveals Business West survey

With the triggering of Article 50 today (Weds), which marks the beginning of the formal process of leaving the EU, Business West’s Q1 Local Business Survey has revealed that the government’s plan for...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 29.03.17
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Gloucestershire businesses increasing pessimism over Brexit

As Britain starts the official process of leaving the EU today (Wed), Gloucestershire companies are becoming increasingly worried about Brexit. This pessimism comes with the publication today by...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 29.03.17
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New £1 coin: impacts on businesses and consumers

According to a survey carried out by Royal Mint during 2015 one in 40 of all the pound coins are fake. The new one pound coin enters circulation today (28th March). It will co-mingle with the old one...
Dave Finnegan
Dave Finnegan
Posted on: 28.03.17
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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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Bristol’s businesses express a mixture of feelings towards Brexit ahead of Article 50 being invoked

Businesses from Bristol and the wider region expressed uncertainty, future risks and opportunities arising from Brexit at an event at Bristol Airport today (24 March). However, the consensus was that...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 24.03.17
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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 Willams
Nicky Willams
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
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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