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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

November 26, 2018
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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Bath accountancy firm Pearson May and Bath Business News team up each week to bring you the top national finance stories.  Self-assessment: Get it sorted early Avoid the stress with our self-assessment tips. Click here to read the guide How is auto-enrolment changing in 2019? What employers need to know for the next year....

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UWE, NatWest and Foot Anstey team up to launch funding and support scheme for scale-ups

November 23, 2018
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UWE, NatWest and Foot Anstey team up to launch funding and support scheme for scale-ups

West of England businesses with ambitious growth plans will be able to get grant funding and relevant, high-quality support and training under a new programme launched by the University of the West of England (UWE), NatWest and regional law firm Foot Anstey. S4G (Scale Up 4 Growth) is open to businesses in any sector...

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Pearson May Financial Update: Autumn Budget reaction

November 19, 2018
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Pearson May Financial Update: Autumn Budget reaction

Chancellor Philip Hammond was in bullish mood when he delivered his second Autumn Budget recently – exactly five months before Britain is due to leave the European Union, writes Pearson May partner Nick Oliver FCA FIoD   The Chancellor asserted that the era of austerity was ‘finally coming to an end’ after a ‘long,...

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Celebrating Bath’s distinct identity can help region become a global innovation powerhouse, says report

November 16, 2018
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Celebrating Bath’s distinct identity can help region become a global innovation powerhouse, says report

The differences between Bath and Bristol should be celebrated as they can be key factors in making the West of England one of the world’s leading centres for innovation, according to a major study. The region is already among the UK’s most exciting innovation clusters based on its vibrant tech, creative, advanced engineering and...

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Another acquisition for school uniform firm as it measures up opportunities for growth

November 15, 2018
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Another acquisition for school uniform firm as it measures up opportunities for growth

Leading school uniform supplier Banner has snapped up another smaller rival in its second deal in less than five months as it aims for market leadership. Trowbridge-based Banner, which has also operated the Blue Max Banner and BMB brands, bought Stockport-based F.R. Monkhouse in June, bringing with it nine retail stores and nine on-site...

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Mogers Drewett to deliver affinity benefits after teaming up with specialist insurer

November 15, 2018
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Mogers Drewett to deliver affinity benefits after teaming up with specialist insurer

West of England law firm Mogers Drewett has formed a partnership with specialist insurer and financial planning adviser Lloyd & Whyte to offer bespoke legal services to its clients at discounted rates. Lloyd & Whyte, based in Taunton, offers insurance and financial planning advice to healthcare professionals from dentists and optometrists to chiropractors and...

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Actress appointed president of Bath Cancer Unit Support Group as it launches major appeal

November 15, 2018
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Actress appointed president of Bath Cancer Unit Support Group as it launches major appeal

Businesses are being urged to back a new a new appeal on behalf of the Bath Cancer Unit Support Group (BCUSG). The appeal, which aims to raise nearly £370,000 for three new projects, was launched recently by actress Stephanie Cole OBE, best known for her roles in the BBC sitcom Still Open All Hours,...

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Business West warns of looming prospect of ‘tremendously damaging’ no deal Brexit

November 15, 2018
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Business West warns of looming prospect of ‘tremendously damaging’ no deal Brexit

The West of England’s largest business organisation has urged “calm compromise” from politicians over Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan to avoid what it said would be the “tremendously damaging” impact of the UK crashing out of the EU with no deal. Business West – which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce and the Bath...

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Trio of director appointments among 54 promotions in KPMG’s South West office

November 12, 2018
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Trio of director appointments among 54 promotions in KPMG’s South West office

A total of 54 employees have been promoted in the regional office of international accountancy group KPMG, including three senior managers who have become directors. Shaun Gealy, Nick Cullimore-Davies and Neil Clarke work in audit, tax and consulting respectively. Shaun, pictured top, has spent 13 years with KPMG and specialises in the insurance sector,...

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Council set to urge government to allow it to levy tax on tourists and Airbnbs in Bath

November 6, 2018
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Council set to urge government to allow it to levy tax on tourists and Airbnbs in Bath

A tourism tax on overnight visitors to Bath looks set to come a step closer – along with a levy on short-term lets such as those provided through Airbnb – as Bath & North East Somerset Council seeks to raise more funds. While taxes on tourists are common in many popular European destinations, UK...

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