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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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Steady as she goes budget leaves businesses disappointed

Commenting on Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget today (Wednesday 8 March), Phil Smith, Managing Director of Business West said: “They say that the Budget is more about political theatre than...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 08.03.17
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What Gloucestershire business wants from the budget 2017

Let’s be clear - tomorrow’s Budget is not going to be particularly exciting and there will be no huge giveaways. But I feel that business in Gloucestershire - much of which survives and prospers on...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 07.03.17
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The Sunday Times names Business West as one of the best places to work

For the third year in a row Business West has been named one of the best places to work by The Sunday Times. Placing amongst the top 100 not-for-profit organisations in the UK, Business West beat out...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 27.02.17
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West of England devolution FAQs

In May, local people in Bristol , South Gloucestershire and Bath & North East Somerset will be electing a new Mayor for the West of England as part of a devolution agreement struck between the...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 22.02.17
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Ian Mean, director of Business West in Gloucestershire, comments on business rates

Commenting on the business rates issue, Ian Mean, director of Business West in Gloucestershire, said: “There’s been much in the news this week about business rates. The problem is that property hasn’...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 17.02.17
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A guide to devolution, metro mayors and the West of England Combined Authority

On 4th May, residents in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Bath & North East Somerset will head to the polls to elect the West of England Combined Authority’s (WECA) very first Metro Mayor. WECA...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 16.02.17
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Inspiring showcase for youngsters at Festival of Manufacturing and Engineering, Stroud

Specialist engineering-particularly in the aerospace sector- has always been the driver of the county’s manufacturing since the days of the first jet engine flying from Brockworth. Since then we have...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 16.02.17
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