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‘Tourist tax’ plan for Bath being discussed with government, council confirms

January 13, 2017
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‘Tourist tax’ plan for Bath being discussed with government, council confirms

Bath & North East Somerset Council has confirmed it is holding talks with government ministers over levying a ‘tourist tax’ on overnight visitors to the city. A council spokesperson confirmed the discussions, and similar talks with other local authorities, in a week during which Bath has hit national media headlines as potentially the first...

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Companies House delays risk damaging businesses’ credit status, warns Bishop Fleming

January 13, 2017
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Companies House delays risk damaging businesses’ credit status, warns Bishop Fleming

Businesses are at risk of getting black marks against their credit profile because of Companies House delays in processing filed documents and accounts, according to accountancy firm Bishop Fleming. The firm, which has an office in Bath, is warning that a backlog of up to a fortnight in processing documents could adversely affect the credit...

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First chance for potential buyers to view Holburne Park housing scheme

January 13, 2017
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First chance for potential buyers to view Holburne Park housing scheme

Buyers interested in getting a feel for the classically-styled homes being built at Bath’s Holburne Park ahead of its sales launch can attend a preview from next week. A mixture of two, three and four-bedroom houses will be launched to the market on January 28. The scheme, one of Bath’s most significant new housing...

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Luxury apartments to breathe new life into high-profile city gateway site

January 13, 2017
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Luxury apartments to breathe new life into high-profile city gateway site

Bath property developer Kersfield has teamed up with city-based architects The Nash Partnership and renovation specialist consultancy MEO Projects, also based in Bath, to develop four apartments next to one of the city’s historic landmarks. The Beckford Gate scheme in Lansdown takes its name from the Grade II listed gateway that stands at the...

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Trade links on the menu for Bath firms at Chinese New Year banquet

January 13, 2017
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Trade links on the menu for Bath firms at Chinese New Year banquet

Bath businesses with links to China – or those wishing to explore them – are being invited to welcome in the Year of the Rooster at a special Chinese New Year celebration banquet next month. The gala banquet is being stage by the Bristol and West of England China Bureau, which works to connect...

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Inspirational speakers lined up for second Royall Wealth Club meeting

January 13, 2017
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Inspirational speakers lined up for second Royall Wealth Club meeting

The Royall Wealth Club, the innovative West-based community of forward-thinking individuals, stages its second meeting later this month with a platform of inspirational speakers. The club, which covers Bath and Bristol, was launched last October with the intention of bringing together successful people from all walks of life to meet, share and develop their personal...

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Bath College students rise to the challenge – with a little help from business mentors

January 13, 2017
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Bath College students rise to the challenge – with a little help from business mentors

Bath firms have supported the Bath College Business and Accounting Challenge, in which students were given just two hours to respond to a real-life business scenario. Thirty students worked in teams to meet the tight deadline and produce a presentation for a panel of financial experts. The challenge, sponsored by Bath law firm Mogers...

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Met Police sign up Bath consultancy to help with major shake-up of service

January 13, 2017
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Met Police sign up Bath consultancy to help with major shake-up of service

Bath-based specialist management consultancy BMT Hi-Q Sigma has secured a six-month project to provide support to the Metropolitan Police Service as part of its far-reaching transformation initiative, the One Met Model 2020. Under the project BMT Hi-Q Sigma will provide capability and capacity in four key areas – planning & dependency; benefits management; risks...

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Pearson May Financial Update: Don’t bury your head in the sand over your tax return

January 13, 2017
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Pearson May Financial Update: Don’t bury your head in the sand over your tax return

Most people are aware that January 31 is the online filing deadline in respect of tax returns for the year ended April 5, 2016. But the penalties for not dealing with your affairs on a timely basis can be significant and can quickly turn into a serious issue the longer that matters are left, warns...

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Associate joins Cushman & Wakefield’s South West office in healthcare sector role

January 12, 2017
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Associate joins Cushman & Wakefield’s South West office in healthcare sector role

International property agency Cushman & Wakefield has appointed experienced healthcare sector specialist Sophia Sham as an associate in its South West office. Sophia, pictured, joins the firm’s UK healthcare advisory team in Bristol. Her arrival further boosts the team, which was formed in April last year and has already valued or advised on assets worth more than...

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