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Spring Budget 2020: Key economic points so far . . .

March 11, 2020
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Spring Budget 2020: Key economic points so far . . .

Key points from the 2020 Budget so far . . . Growth forecasts updated to 1.4% for 2020 and 1.6% for 2021  Planned rise in alcohol duties cancelled Fuel duty frozen Government to abolish business rates for small shops this year levy on electricity frozen and increased on gas Tax on plastic packaging to...

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Spring Budget 2020: Chancellor pledges total package worth £30bn to tackle coronavirus

March 11, 2020
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Spring Budget 2020: Chancellor pledges total package worth £30bn to tackle coronavirus

Key points from Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s first Budget . . . Chancellor started speaking at 12:35pm He says public services are well prepared to tackle coronavirus There is likely to be a "significant" impact on the UK economy but it will return to normal There will be a funding "bridge" for business to help...

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Jeremy Irons joins Bath Spa students and staff in officially opening new campus

March 6, 2020
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Jeremy Irons joins Bath Spa students and staff in officially opening new campus

Bath Spa University has officially opened its new Locksbrook Campus – with actor Jeremy Irons joining students, staff and alumni to perform the honours in his role as chancellor. The riverside building, which welcomed its first students last October, is the culmination of a major restoration project which has re-purposed and remodelled the former...

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Unique leadership programme offers Bath firms chance to invest in their workforce – and the city

March 6, 2020
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Unique leadership programme offers Bath firms chance to invest in their workforce – and the city

Bath-based organisations are being offered a unique opportunity to support their aspiring leaders through a pioneering leadership development programme designed by the city, for the city. Now in its fifth consecutive year, Bath Bridge aims to make the city a more dynamic place to live and work through a world-class programme for its future...

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LEP highlights region’s industrial collaboration and innovation at its AGM

March 6, 2020
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Efforts to boost business productivity and increase innovation among West of England manufacturers have been highlighted by the area’s Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) at its AGM. The meeting, which went under the banner of ‘Our West, Our Future’, heard how the LEP is now delivering its Local Industrial Strategy to spur clean growth that will benefit...

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Time running out to challenge for awards that champion excellence in the region’s boardrooms

March 6, 2020
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Time running out to challenge for awards that champion excellence in the region’s boardrooms

With less than a month to go until nominations close, Bath area directors are being urged to enter one of the South West’s top award schemes recognising excellence and enterprise. The Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2020 aim to champion the region’s outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs.  The awards, which...

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St Monica Trust snaps up site for extension to its Keynsham Chocolate Quarter

March 6, 2020
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St Monica Trust snaps up site for extension to its Keynsham Chocolate Quarter

The showpiece Chocolate Quarter retirement village at Keynsham is to be expanded following the acquisition of a further half an acre by developer St Monica Trust. The scheme, on the former Cadbury factory at Somerdale, will add around 36 more retirement apartments to the village. The brownfield land was bought by Bristol-based St Monica...

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Women in Property looks to build on record year as new chair takes up role

March 5, 2020
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Women in Property looks to build on record year as new chair takes up role

Lobbying and networking organisation Women in Property South West is celebrating another successful year as its new chair settles into the role. Rachael Sherratt, an associate with property agency JLL, took over from previous chair Ros Trotman this week.  Ros, pictured, a planning partner in law firm Thrings’ Bristol office and head of its...

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Care home sale handled by Royds Withy King’s health and social care team

March 4, 2020
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Care home sale handled by Royds Withy King’s health and social care team

The Bath-based health and social care team at law firm Royds Withy King has supported the owner of an independent Hampshire care home in its disposal to a regional group. The sale of Belford House near Alton involved the transfer of shares in its owner Four Marks Ltd to Hartford Care for an undisclosed...

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Developer says its plans will mean happy ending for former Bath movie theatre

February 20, 2020
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Developer says its plans will mean happy ending for former Bath movie theatre

Bath’s landmark former Scala cinema could be given a new lease of life if ambitious plans drawn up by city-based property developer Rengen are approved. The firm, which has been behind a number of high-profile redevelopments in Bath, wants to regenerate the building, pictured, in Oldfield Park into apartments as well as improving the...

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