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BUDGET 2014: National business reaction

March 19, 2014
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BUDGET 2014: National business reaction

National business groups welcomed today’s Budget, particularly the measures aimed at boosting manufacturing and lower energy costs. The CBI, which had called it a “make-or-break” Budget, said it “will put wind in the sails of business investment, especially for manufacturers”. Director-general John Cridland, pictured, said it had come at a critical time in the...

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BUDGET 2014 in numbers

March 19, 2014
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BUDGET 2014 in numbers

55 Minutes the Chancellor took making his Budget speech today 5 It was Mr Obsorne’s fifth Budget since he became Chancellor in 2010 £2,000 The amount that working families will be able to claim to subsidise their childcare, announced yesterday ahead of the Budget £6.50 New rate for the National Minimum Wage to be...

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BUDGET 2014: Business wish-list

March 19, 2014
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BUDGET 2014: Business wish-list

Business West has called on Chancellor George Osborne to use today’s Budget to focus on youth employment, training and enterprise – all crucial to securing future growth and avoiding a ‘lost generation’ as the UK economy continues to recover, it says. In its 2014 Budget submission, the business support organisation, which runs the Bath...

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Bath area directors urged not to miss out on region’s top boardroom awards

March 18, 2014
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Bath area directors urged not to miss out on region’s top boardroom awards

Directors in firms across Bath and Somerset have less than two weeks to enter the region’s top business awards that recognise boardroom excellence and enterprise. The South West Institute of Directors (IoD) Awards 2014 are open to anyone working at director level in any type of business or organisation – they do not have...

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Stone King and Money Wise launch legal and financial advisory service for social care users

March 12, 2014
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Stone King and Money Wise launch legal and financial advisory service for social care users

Care Planning Services, a joint venture between Bath law firm Stone King and Money Wise Independent Financial Advisers, which has an office in the city, has been launched. It provides access to a range of legal and financial advisory services designed for individuals and their families who are faced with the consequences of needing...

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Strong recovery in exports from West as euro crisis subsides

March 12, 2014
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Strong recovery in exports from West as euro crisis subsides

Exports by West firms are growing again after going into reverse last autumn in the midst of the euro crisis, new figures show. Total overseas sales shot up by 7.5% to £13.67bn in the year to December 2013 compared to 2012. Exports by value had dropped by 3.3% in the third quarter to £3.32bn,...

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Business formations reach record levels as Bath’s economy bounces back

March 6, 2014
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Business formations reach record levels as Bath’s economy bounces back

The number of business start-ups in Bath reached an all-time high last year despite the slow recovery from recession, new figures show. Some 920 new companies were formed in the BA1 and BA2 postcodes during 2013 – 11% higher than the previous year. In a further sign of growing confidence, net company growth –...

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Expert transatlantic export advice on tap at UKTI event

February 24, 2014
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Expert transatlantic export advice on tap at UKTI event

Bath businesses will next week get a rare chance to meet trade experts from the British Embassies in the US and Canada and explore transatlantic export opportunities on a one-to-one basis. The event, at the Mercure Holland House Hotel in Bristol on Wednesday, March 5, is the latest ‘meet the expert’ event to be...

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Promotion strengthens Monahans’ insolvency and recovery team

February 23, 2014
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Promotion strengthens Monahans’ insolvency and recovery team

Monahans, the west accountancy firm with offices in Bath, Chippenham, Glastonbury and Trowbridge, has promoted Shelly Smith to senior manager in its business recovery and insolvency team. Shelly, pictured, who has more than 18 years’ experience, started her career with Solomon Hare in Bristol before moving on to manage the insolvency team at Robson...

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A chance to tell the Chancellor how he can make running a business less taxing

February 19, 2014
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A chance to tell the Chancellor how he can make running a business less taxing

Bath area firms are being urged to tell the Treasury how it could change the business tax system to make the UK more competitive.  The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) is seeking ideas for an initial report on tax simplification to be presented ahead of next month’s Budget. Andy Richens, technical tax director at...

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