Green/sustainable business

Mini-Budget 2022: Bath business reaction

September 23, 2022
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Mini-Budget 2022: Bath business reaction

Business groups covering Bath and the West of England this afternoon largely approved of many of the measures in Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-Budget – but the political reaction was less favourable. Business West, the region’s largest business group and the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce, said the announcements would go some way to easing...

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Cautious welcome for Chancellor’s ‘economy-boosting’ investment zone plan for West of England

September 23, 2022
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Cautious welcome for Chancellor’s ‘economy-boosting’ investment zone plan for West of England

Areas in the West of England could become investment zones aimed at driving economic growth and unlocking land for housing under a scheme announced today by Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng in his mini-Budget. Businesses in the zones would benefit from lowering taxes and ‘liberalised’ planning frameworks, according to the Treasury. Mr Kwarteng, pictured, said firms in...

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Historic Cleveland Pools shipshape again after restoration that involved delivering all materials by barge

September 23, 2022
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Historic Cleveland Pools shipshape again after restoration that involved delivering all materials by barge

The £9.3m restoration of Bath’s Cleveland Pools, the oldest surviving public lido in the UK, has been completed following a 15-month project that included bringing all machinery, building materials and equipment to the site by barge. The meticulous work on the 207-year-old Georgian site was overseen by main contractor Swindon-headquartered Beard Construction, lead designers...

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Mini-Budget 2022: Key points . . .

September 23, 2022
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Mini-Budget 2022: Key points . . .

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng presented his mini-Budget in the House of Commons this morning against a backdrop of high inflation, soaring energy bills and an economy which, according to the Bank of England, could already be in recession. Key points announced by Mr Kwarteng, pictured, were:  Chancellor says a new approach for a new era is required...

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Education charity on a mission to boost diversity and accessibility supported by Stone King

September 22, 2022
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Education charity on a mission to boost diversity and accessibility supported by Stone King

Bath-headquartered law firm Stone King has teamed up with pioneering education social enterprise Tutors United to support its work and help boost the employability of its tutors. Tutors United (TU) hires, trains and supports undergraduate students to deliver small group tuition to primary-aged school children from low-income and migrant backgrounds.  The London-based charity works with housing associations and...

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Business groups welcome Govt support scheme for firms as they grapple with soaring energy bills

September 21, 2022
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Business groups welcome Govt support scheme for firms as they grapple with soaring energy bills

The government’s energy support scheme for firms has been welcomed by business groups in Bath as giving them vital breathing space in the face of soaring bills. But Business West, the region’s largest business group and the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce, urged ministers to provide more details of longer-term protection for vulnerable firms beyond the...

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Next week’s sell-out Bath Business Conference to offer firms the chance to shape city’s future

September 16, 2022
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Next week’s sell-out Bath Business Conference to offer firms the chance to shape city’s future

The future of Bath as a vibrant business centre will go under the spotlight next Tuesday at a special conference in the city. The sell-out event, which is being staged by the Bath Business Improvement District (BID), will give firms the opportunity to have their say about the city’s future as an innovative hub...

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Students from Bath Spa Uni gain global perspective on education through new volunteering link-up

September 8, 2022
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Students from Bath Spa Uni gain global perspective on education through new volunteering link-up

Bath Spa University and international volunteering charity Project Trust have formed a partnership to provide work experience opportunities for students from the university’s School of Education. Project Trust has more than 50 years’ experience in providing ethical, international volunteering placements for young people.  Earlier this year it helped BA (Hons) Education Studies student Jasmine...

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Council on net zero path to fixing potholes and repairing Bath’s roads by using low-carbon technique

September 2, 2022
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Council on net zero path to fixing potholes and repairing Bath’s roads by using low-carbon technique

Potholes on Bath’s road will soon be filled using a carbon-saving alternative method which will help the city meet its commitment to tackling the climate and ecological emergency. Bath & North East Somerset Council has invested in a thermal road repair system to help significantly reduce emissions linked to digging up and maintaining roads...

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Podcasts launched by PR agency to inspire listeners to embark on their own journeys of self-discovery

September 1, 2022
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Podcasts launched by PR agency to inspire listeners to embark on their own journeys of self-discovery

Purpose-driven comms consultancy Second Mountain has launched its own podcast series showcasing what it is calling “inspired stories from inspiring people”. Good Journeys with Second Mountain will feature a host of UK-based and international guests from the entertainment, sports, lifestyle and wellbeing industries, as well as purpose-led business owners, third sector professionals and inspiring...

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