Shortage of premium office space in Bath triggers strong interest in investment opportunity

November 26, 2020
Shortage of premium office space in Bath triggers strong interest in investment opportunity

A Bath office block has been sold for nearly £7m – a price, according to the property agents behind the deal, that reflects the ongoing shortage of prime business space in the city. Grosvenor House, pictured, in The Square off Lower Bristol Road – a property with 18,500 sq ft of Grade A space...

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Global events industry targeted to help give Bath’s economy post-Covid boost

November 26, 2020
Global events industry targeted to help give Bath’s economy post-Covid boost

Bath is to be promoted as a prime location for international conferences, meetings and events at one of the top exhibitions for the global events industry as its key players look beyond Covid-19 to make bookings. The annual IBTM World in Barcelona attracts a worldwide audience of conference, events and incentive travel planners. Although...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

November 26, 2020
Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Each week Bath accountancy firm Pearson May and Bath Business News team up to bring you the top national finance stories. Are big changes afoot for Capital Gains Tax?  The Office for Tax Simplification recommends options for Covid-19 tax grab. Find out more here HMRC reveals Making Tax Digital for Corporation Tax plans Latest tax to go digital set...

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Reboot for Business West’s online Brexit advice hub as clock ticks down to end of transition period

November 26, 2020
Reboot for Business West’s online Brexit advice hub as clock ticks down to end of transition period

The award-winning Trading Through Brexit service run by Business West has been relaunched to help companies make crucial last-minute adjustments to the way they operate ahead of the end of the UK-EU transition period. Regardless of whether or not a deal is reached between UK and EU negotiators ahead of deadline on December 31,...

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Chancellor’s Spending Review: Bath business reaction

November 25, 2020
Chancellor’s Spending Review: Bath business reaction

Business West, which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, was disappointed with the lack of capital investment promised by the government for the West of England. Policy manager Claire Ralph said: “Some minor funding has been allocated to the West of England Combined Authority for local transport improvements through the Transforming Cities Fund. “Elsewhere it...

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Chancellor’s Spending Review: National business reaction

November 25, 2020
Chancellor’s Spending Review: National business reaction

Business groups have welcomed the investment in infrastructure and jobs in Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Spending Review but said many firms still needed more help from the government. The CBI praised the Chancellor for making “some bold autumn decisions” to power a spring recovery even as the stark forecasts pointed to tough times ahead. But...

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