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Mini-Budget 2022: Key points . . .

September 23, 2022
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Mini-Budget 2022: Key points . . .

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng presented his mini-Budget in the House of Commons this morning against a backdrop of high inflation, soaring energy bills and an economy which, according to the Bank of England, could already be in recession. Key points announced by Mr Kwarteng, pictured, were:  Chancellor says a new approach for a new era is required...

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Business groups welcome Govt support scheme for firms as they grapple with soaring energy bills

September 21, 2022
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Business groups welcome Govt support scheme for firms as they grapple with soaring energy bills

The government’s energy support scheme for firms has been welcomed by business groups in Bath as giving them vital breathing space in the face of soaring bills. But Business West, the region’s largest business group and the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce, urged ministers to provide more details of longer-term protection for vulnerable firms beyond the...

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Next week’s sell-out Bath Business Conference to offer firms the chance to shape city’s future

September 16, 2022
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Next week’s sell-out Bath Business Conference to offer firms the chance to shape city’s future

The future of Bath as a vibrant business centre will go under the spotlight next Tuesday at a special conference in the city. The sell-out event, which is being staged by the Bath Business Improvement District (BID), will give firms the opportunity to have their say about the city’s future as an innovative hub...

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Business West calls for government to shed light on its energy price pledge for inflation-hit firms

September 15, 2022
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Business West calls for government to shed light on its energy price pledge for inflation-hit firms

The government has been urged to give more details about how it intends to help struggling businesses with soaring energy bills a week after assurances its price guarantee plan for consumers would also apply to them. Business West, the region’s largest business group and the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the announcement...

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New UK HQ for global milking products group as it prepares to relocate to flagship scheme

September 14, 2022
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New UK HQ for global milking products group as it prepares to relocate to flagship scheme

Dairy farming equipment firm Milkrite InterPuls, which until two years ago formed a major part of manufacturing group Avon Rubber, is to relocate its UK headquarters to a recently completed showpiece office development. Milkrite InterPuls, a world leader in producing milking equipment, has been based on the Avon site at Melksham since it was...

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$15m US Department of Defence order gives Avon Protection’s share price a major lift after tough period

September 7, 2022
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$15m US Department of Defence order gives Avon Protection’s share price a major lift after tough period

Shares in defence manufacturing group Avon Protection soared by nearly 33% earlier this week after it announced a $15.1m (£13.1m) order with the Pentagon. The Melksham-headquartered group, which specialises in protective gear, masks and breathing equipment for the military and first-responder markets, is to sell around 380,000 pairs of its M61 respirator filters to the...

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Government pledge on help for firms’ soaring energy bills this winter welcomed by Business West

September 5, 2022
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Government pledge on help for firms’ soaring energy bills this winter welcomed by Business West

The South West’s largest business organisation has ‘warmly welcomed’ the government’s promise to help firms with spiralling energy bills this winter -  but called for it to regulate the market to ensure stability in the future. Prime Minister Liz Truss’s energy price freeze announced yesterday means households bills will be capped at £2,500 a year from...

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Free employment advice available from Goughs Solicitors’ in its Wednesday Wisdom Webinars

September 2, 2022
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Free employment advice available from Goughs Solicitors’ in its Wednesday Wisdom Webinars

Goughs Solicitors’ series of free online seminars for business owners continues later this month with a session on re-organising a business and running a risk-free redundancy process. The monthly Wednesday Wisdom Webinars, which give up-to-date, relevant and pragmatic employment advice, are led by the firm’s head of employment Rebecca Dennis, pictured. They allow employers the opportunity to tune in to a...

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Unexpected bounce-back in confidence for South West firms in face of soaring inflation

September 2, 2022
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Unexpected bounce-back in confidence for South West firms in face of soaring inflation

Confidence among South West businesses rose in August despite spiralling costs, according to a new survey – making it one of only three UK regions to record a month-on-month increase in optimism. Firms in the region appear to have shrugged off the impact of soaring utility bills, wage increases and a possible recession to register...

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Free HR support on offer to Bath’s small and medium-sized businesses to boost their performance

August 26, 2022
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Free HR support on offer to Bath’s small and medium-sized businesses to boost their performance

Small and medium-sized firms in Bath and across the West of England can get free help on issues such as contracts, performance management and recruitment through a new HR support service. Launched by Business West, the organisation that runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, the service will offer tailored advice for businesses via one-to-one sessions...

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