Spring Budget 2017: Investment in science and innovation

March 8, 2017

Chancellor Philip Hammond announced new funding to help the UK compete in science and innovation in his spring Budget, including: £300m for research talent, including 1,000 PhD places for STEM subjects £270m for robots, driverless cars and biotech £16m for a 5G mobile technology hub £200m for fibre broadband  

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Spring Budget 2017: Key points

March 8, 2017
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Chancellor Philip Hammond has delivered his spring Budget. He said the aim was to “build an economy that works for everyone” and prepare Britian for a brighter future. In the light of intense lobbying from business groups concerned about the impact of this year’s business rates reform he announced: No business losing small business rate...

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Public relations industry will benefit from energy of Generation Z, CIPR event is told

March 8, 2017
Public relations industry will benefit from energy of Generation Z, CIPR event is told

Post-millennials will bring energy, fresh ideas and new ways of working to the PR industry, a workshop staged by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) South West heard. But traditional writing skills will remain just as important despite new methods of communicating, attendees were told. The event on the future of the PR...

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Wirehive 100 heads West to reflect region’s digital creativity

March 8, 2017
Wirehive 100 heads West to reflect region’s digital creativity

Renowned digital agency awards body Wirehive is opening its top 100 league table to South West agencies in recognition of the high standard of digital creativity across the region. Known for celebrating the best digital work across the Southern counties outside London, Wirehive 100 is expanding to agencies in Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Devon and...

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Coming soon . . . Creative Business News sector focus on TV and film

March 8, 2017
Coming soon  . . . Creative Business News sector focus on TV and film

The West of England’s TV and film sector is thriving. BBC Bristol, Aardman Animations and The Bottle Yard Studios are just a few of the region’s high-profile names, together with a plethora of independent production companies across the region which have a major impact on the UK’s creative output. Estimated to be worth more...

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Ten new arrivals bolster Stone King’s Bath office

March 7, 2017

Law firm Stone King has strengthened its team of Bath-based lawyers and support staff with 10 new appointments, including specialists in trusts & estates, commercial property and family law. New joiners include international succession and probate solicitor Amjed Zaman who joins Stone King’s trusts and estates team from Yorkshire legal practice LCF Law. He...

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