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Money matters: How buying student digs could get you out of a hole

September 5, 2011
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How can parents support their children through university and also save tax? It's a question many are facing for the first time as the 2011/12 university year begins. The Clifton office of national accountancy firm Saffery Champness suggests that investing in residential accommodation for student children could allow parents to minimise income tax, generate capital...

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CBI boss to address its South West annual dinner

August 31, 2011
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CBI director general John Cridland will be guest speaker at this year’s CBI South West annual dinner. Mr Cridland is a key spokesman for the business community in the media, on public platforms and with Government, leads the CBI, the voice of UK business, and represents it internationally. The black-tie dinner, on November 3...

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New homes planning decision overturned on appeal

August 31, 2011
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Developer Cotswold Homes, based at Tormarton, has won a planning battle to build 10 three-bedroom town houses and two pairs of semi-detached three-bedroom homes on a  former North Somerset coach depot. CJH Land brokered the site’s sale with a view to replacing derelict commercial buildings at the former Starline coach depot in Clevedon with 14 new homes...

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£100m renewable energy fund for farmers launched by Barclays

August 31, 2011
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West of England farmers looking to invest in renewable energy projects can apply for finance from a new £100m fund launched by Barclays Bank. The fund has been set up to cater for the massive groundswell of interest from farmers seeking to cut energy bills and generate new income. New figures released by Barclays...

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Boson software powers local government online communications

August 25, 2011
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Boson Media has won the contract to provide Frome Town Council with a new content management system to deliver important local and tourist information via its website www.frome-tc.gov.uk. Boson, based in Bradford-on-Avon, worked with the council to develop a bespoke, easy-to-use system that gives its in-house team full control of content. The council had...

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Eastern extends flights from Bristol Airport

August 25, 2011
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Eastern Airways is adding additional flights from Bristol Airport to Aberdeen and Leeds Bradford to attract more business and leisure travellers. The regional airline, the UK’s second-largest regional carrier, will increase services from two to three each weekday to both Aberdeen and Leeds-Bradford from October 3. Eastern Airways’ commercial director Kay Ryan said: “We’re...

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Capital deal for fast-growing Bath online lead generation firm

August 24, 2011
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Bath-based internet marketing and online lead generation company Attinger Jack Interactive (AJi) has continued its strong growth by taking over discount site Whopaysfullprice.com for an undisclosed sum. AJi, which owns voucher codes website Promocodes.co.uk, said its net profits will go above £1m in the next 12 months as a result of the acquisition. AJi...

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Prestigious award for financial planner

August 24, 2011
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Jamie Thompson, a financial planner with accountants Old Mill, has won a prestigious award following an impressive performance in his Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) exams. Jamie, an accredited personal financial specialist (APFS), was presented with the Best Paper – J05 (Pension Income Options) Award at the Insurance Institute of Bristol’s (IIB) 2011 awards evening....

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Wessex Water lands top awards for its green schemes

August 22, 2011
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Wessex Water has won two Green Apple Awards in a national campaign to find Britain’s greenest companies, councils and communities. The Bath-based company submitted entries for its catchment management and waste reduction and recycling projects, competing against 500 other nominations for the awards, which are organised by The Green Organisation, an independent group dedicated...

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Good Week Bad Week

August 16, 2011
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Good week for  . . . the founders of Bath microchip firm Picochip. They sold the 11-year-old firm for a cool £34m. Bad week for  . . . most retailers, including Tesco, which suffered a sales slump at Christmas.

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