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Industrial strategy is welcome but more input from business is needed

Following the Chancellor’s Budget last week it should come as no surprise that Government support for high-tech growth and the exploitation of digital technologies is at the heart of its industrial...
James Durie
James Durie
Posted on: 27.11.17
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Phil Smith comments on Chancellor's Budget statement

Phil Smith, Managing Director of Business West, comments on the Chancellor’s Budget statement for 2017
Jenny Earp
Jenny Earp
Posted on: 22.11.17
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What the Budget 2017 means for the West of England

James Durie, Chief Executive, Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative at Business West responds to the Chancellor’s Budget and what it means for the West of England.
James Durie
James Durie
Posted on: 22.11.17
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What the Budget 2017 means for Swindon & Wiltshire

Having announced a number of investment plans for cities such as Birmingham and Manchester, and regions including South West Wales and North East, Philip Hammond, confidently declared that his...
Ian Larrard
Ian Larrard
Posted on: 22.11.17
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What the Budget 2017 means for Gloucestershire

The Budget abolishes stamp duty on all homes up to £300,00 in value for first time buyers
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 22.11.17
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Bath could be an even greater city - if only we trusted in our talents

The other day I was listening to one of the many people you regularly hear talking Bath down. “Nothing ever happens here, The Council is useless, The place is a mess, The Chamber of Commerce never...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 22.11.17
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British Chambers of Commerce talks industrial strategy

After years without any semblance of one, industrial strategy is now back on the Government’s agenda.
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 21.11.17
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Growth not giveaways – what business wants from the Budget

For many months now the Brexit negotiations have been in stasis. While the Government has spent most its time dithering and posturing, Michel Barnier and the EU Commission have spent theirs...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Posted on: 20.11.17
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