Green/sustainable business

BUDGET 2021: Regional business reaction

March 3, 2021
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West of England business leaders have given many of the measures in today’s Budget a warm welcome – especially the previously-trailed furlough extension – but there was also concern over the delayed Corporation Tax increase. Business West, which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, said businesses would welcome the extension of the full range of...

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BUDGET 2021: National business reaction

March 3, 2021
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Rishi_Sunak

The CBI said Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s decision to hike Corporation Tax to 25% in one leap – the first increase since 1974 – would “cause a sharp intake of breath” for many businesses. It also warned that the move – which is planned to come into effect in 2023 – sent a worrying signal to those...

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BUDGET 2021: Key points . . .

March 3, 2021
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BUDGET 2021: Key points  . . .

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his Budget this afternoon. The main points are:  No rise in VAT, income tax or national insurance  Corporation tax to rise from 19% to 25% from 2023 but only 10% largest companies will pay, Chancellor claims  ‘Super deduction’ in tax for companies that invest in innovation Eight ‘Freeports’ established to deliver ‘an unprecedented economic...

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Coveted B Corp status for architecture firm behind some of Bath’s best modern buildings

March 2, 2021
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Coveted B Corp status for architecture firm behind some of Bath’s best modern buildings

Architecture firm Stride Treglown, which has an office in Bath, has become the first top 100 UK practice to gain a B Corp certification, reflecting its commitment to people and planet over profit. The firm, which is employee-owned and has 300 staff across its eight offices, said the “challenging and rigorous” six-month assessment process to...

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CBI urges next Metro Mayor to put jobs, inclusivity and productivity at centre of region’s recovery

February 26, 2021
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CBI urges next Metro Mayor to put jobs, inclusivity and productivity at centre of region’s recovery

The next West of England mayor must show vision and ambition to spearhead the region’s Covid recovery and build a sustainable, long-term prosperity capable of matching London’s economic strength, according to the CBI. The business group this week launched its blueprint for the West of England’s future, which urges the winner of May 6’s...

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Innovative and affordable housing schemes planned across Bath under new socially focussed partnership

February 26, 2021
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Innovative and affordable housing schemes planned across Bath under new socially focussed partnership

Land and buildings in Bath suitable for small residential developments are being sought by socially focussed investment group Bristol & Bath Regional Capital (BBRC) as it aims to boost housebuilding in the city. The group, owned and supported by regional organisations including the University of Bath and Bath Spa University, has teamed up with...

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Work to start on another scheme as Bath’s Curo builds its affordable housing portfolio in Bristol

February 25, 2021
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Work to start on another scheme as Bath’s Curo builds its affordable housing portfolio in Bristol

Bath-based housing group Curo is due to start construction work next month on another affordable homes scheme in Bristol – including repurposing one of its own offices – as it continues to work towards easing that city’s housing shortage. Curo has appointed family-owned construction group Jehu as the main contractor on The Willows regeneration...

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Event: Chance to hear how women are succeeding in global eCommerce in the age of Covid

February 25, 2021
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Event: Chance to hear how women are succeeding in global eCommerce in the age of Covid

Bath businesses will be able to learn how to boost their online overseas sales from successful women in eCommerce at a virtual conference next week. The free ‘Women in Global eCommerce’ event on Tuesday is being hosted by the Department for International Trade (DIT) in collaboration with Business West, the organisation behind Bath Chamber...

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Inspecs focuses on sustainability with new range of industry-leading biodegradable glasses

February 18, 2021
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Inspecs focuses on sustainability with new range of industry-leading biodegradable glasses

Bath-based spectacles designer and manufacturer Inspecs has launched its own sustainable range in what it has described as a massive step forward for its industry. The collection, called Botaniq, has been designed by the firm’s in-house technical experts using biodegradable natural, recycled and recyclable material in direct response to consumer demand for sustainable products....

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Support grants worth more than £12m handed to Bath businesses hit by Covid lockdowns

February 18, 2021
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Support grants worth more than £12m handed to Bath businesses hit by Covid lockdowns

Nearly 2,000 businesses across Bath and North East Somerset forced to close as a result of the third national lockdown have received more than £12m in support grants. Bath & North East Somerset Council had processed 1,825 applications by Wednesday of last week, paying out a total of  £11m in support grants and £1.4m...

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