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Future plans its biggest acquisition with £100m deal in US consumer tech and science market

July 18, 2018
Future plans its biggest acquisition with £100m deal in US consumer tech and science market

Bath-based global media group Future today made a £100m move into the US consumer market with the proposed takeover of part of a leading US digital media publisher. In what will be its largest acquisition to date, Future plans to buy the B2C (business-to-consumer) arm of Purch. The deal will add popular US tech...

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Pearson May Financial Update: Rent-a-room relief explained

July 17, 2018
Pearson May Financial Update: Rent-a-room relief explained

The rent-a-room scheme was introduced by the government in 1992 to encourage individuals to take in lodgers by offering them favourable income tax treatment on the rental income received. It cannot be applied to rooms let as an office or otherwise for business purposes. Ordinarily, any rental income received by an individual is taxable...

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Bath Business Blog: Tracey John, UWE Bristol. Support for business innovation with two grants schemes

July 17, 2018
Bath Business Blog: Tracey John, UWE Bristol. Support for business innovation with two grants schemes

By Tracey John, assistant director of research, business and innovation, UWE Bristol The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is very active when it comes to business engagement. As well as offering internships and supplying work-ready graduates, it also serves as a conduit for government funding. Two of the funding schemes the...

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Partnership aims to build next generation of export support services for post-Brexit age

July 17, 2018
Partnership aims to build next generation of export support services for post-Brexit age

Business West, the region’s largest business support and lobbying group, has joined three other organisations to this week launch a new venture that aims to transform how businesses trade internationally. Export Growth Partners will redefine export support to meet the challenges and opportunities of Britain’s exit from the European Union, according to Business West...

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Chance for public to have say on ambitious new ‘vision’ for The Rec

July 17, 2018
Chance for public to have say on ambitious new ‘vision’ for The Rec

The next round of consultation on plans for a new leisure, sporting and community destination at The Rec kicks off next week, offering the public the chance to speak to project team members and give feedback.   Stadium for Bath – the partnership that brings together Bath Rugby, Bath Rugby Foundation and stadium developer Arena 1865 – hopes...

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Jobs boost for West manufacturers – but Brexit talks and productivity cast shadows, survey shows

July 16, 2018
Jobs boost for West manufacturers – but Brexit talks and productivity cast shadows, survey shows

The strength of the South West’s manufacturing sector – and the challenges facing it – have been highlighted in a new annual survey which reveals that jobs in the sector have risen by more than 5% since 2010. According to the report from manufacturers’ organisation EEF and national accountancy firm BDO, manufacturing represents 11%...

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