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Exclusive viewing of luxury development project for region’s leading property figures

December 6, 2016
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Exclusive viewing of luxury development project for region’s leading property figures

Bath-based developer Kersfield has staged an exclusive tour of its newest luxury residential development at an event attended by around 100 of the region’s top property professionals. The invitation-only gathering, organised jointly with the Bristol office of accountancy, investment management and tax group Smith & Williamson, was an opportunity to see the transformation of Burwalls,...

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£24m Bristol Airport terminal extension officially opened by Transport Secretary

December 5, 2016
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£24m Bristol Airport terminal extension officially opened by Transport Secretary

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has officially opened Bristol Airport’s new £24m west terminal extension as the airport prepares to handle more than 8m passengers next year. The extension transforms the security search process for passengers as well as creating an enlarged baggage reclaim area, customs facilities, more retail space and a meet-and-greet area. This...

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£24m terminal extension at Bristol Airport to be officially opened today

December 2, 2016
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Bristol Airport’s £24m new west terminal extension is due to be officially opened by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling this afternoon as the airport prepares to handle more than 8m passengers next year. The extension will transform the security search process for passengers as well as creating an enlarged baggage reclaim area, customs facilities, more...

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Work to start on first units at Hawke Ridge Business Park to meet pent-up demand for space

December 1, 2016
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Work to start on first units at Hawke Ridge Business Park to meet pent-up demand for space

Construction of the first buildings on the £50m Hawke Ridge Business Park between Trowbridge and Westbury - which will eventually become one of the region’s largest developments of its kind – will begin next year, its owner has said. Detailed planning consent for the four units, which will vary in size from 7,500sq ft to...

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10-year extension for Bath Conservation Area ban on estate agent boards

November 30, 2016
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10-year extension for Bath Conservation Area ban on estate agent boards

The ban on estate agents’ boards in the Bath Conservation Area has been extended for a further 10 years following a decision by a government planning inspector. The move follows Bath & North East Somerset Council’s application to extend the ban, which has been in effect for 27 years. The council said the ban...

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Glastonbury to trial tech-led Nationwide Building Society branch after banks quit town

November 24, 2016
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Glastonbury to trial tech-led Nationwide Building Society branch after banks quit town

Nationwide Building Society is to open a branch in Glastonbury, where the last bank closed earlier this year, to pilot new ways of using technology to give people access to financial services. Glastonbury, with a population of around 9,000 and a healthy tourist industry, has been without a traditional bank branch since Lloyds pulled...

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Autumn Statement 2016: Bath business reaction

November 23, 2016
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Regional accountants Bishop Fleming, which has an office in Bath, said Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Statement was a clarion call to industry to be more productive and to make the UK ‘match fit’ for a bumpy Brexit ride ahead. It said the Chancellor’s first fiscal statement promised billions of government money for houses, roads,...

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Autumn Statement 2016: Business West reaction

November 23, 2016
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Bath businesses will welcome Chancellor Philip Hammond’s focus on investment in the Autumn Statement, particularly in areas where growth pressures are highest, according to Business West, the organisation that runs Bath Chamber of Commerce. Phil Smith, pictured, managing director of the region’s largest business organisation, described the statement as “a sombre, not flashy, affair”...

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Autumn Statement 2016: National business reaction

November 23, 2016
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Business organisation the CBI “warmly welcomed” Chancellor Philip Hammond’s commitments to boost research and development, housing and infrastructure. But it said these must be acted on. Director-general Carolyn Fairbairn, pictured below, said: “The Chancellor has prioritised a pragmatic down payment on future productivity growth.  “His emphasis on R&D, housing and local infrastructure will help...

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Autumn Statement 2016: Main points

November 23, 2016
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Chancellor Philip Hammond his presented his first Autumn Statement: Here are the main points, as announced: Office for Budget Responsibility says growth this year will be 2.1%, 1.4% next year (down from 2.2%), 1.7% in 2018 (down from 2.1%), 2.1% in 2019/20 (down from 2.1%) and 2% in 2020/21, (down from 2.1%). As expected, the...

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