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Autumn Statement 2022: Bath business reaction

November 17, 2022
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Autumn Statement 2022: Bath business reaction

The growth path for businesses and the UK economy may be “long, rocky, and protracted”, the region’s largest business group fears following the Autumn Statement. Matt Griffith, pictured below, director of policy at Business West – the organisation that runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce – described the statement as “a difficult budget for difficult times”. ...

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Autumn Statement 2022: National business reaction

November 17, 2022
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Autumn Statement 2022: National business reaction

The Autumn Statement has piled more pressure on the UK’s 5.5m small businesses, their employees and customers, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s measures were “high on stealth-creation and low on wealth-creation”, FSB national chair of Martin McTague said. “While tackling inflation is essential, so are measures to create conditions for...

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Autumn Statement 2022: Key points . . .

November 17, 2022
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Autumn Statement 2022: Key points . . .

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has presented his Autumn Statement. The main points were:  Chancellor said priorities were stability, growth and public services and high inflation is the enemy. But he confirmed UK was in recession.  GDP is forecast to shrink by 1.4% next year, before returning to growth in 2024.  Top rate of tax will...

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New Twerton creative hub will draw on the talent of local people, artists and students

November 16, 2022
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New Twerton creative hub will draw on the talent of local people, artists and students

An empty shop on Twerton High Street is being transformed into a vibrant creative and exhibition space for local artists, students and the community. Creative Twerton is the result of a partnership between Bath Spa University, Bath creative tech studio Little Lost Robot, Bath & North East Somerset Council, Radstock-based arts group Creativity Works...

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New senior associate bolsters RWK Goodman’s Bath construction and engineering team

November 15, 2022
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New senior associate bolsters RWK Goodman’s Bath construction and engineering team

The construction and engineering team at Bath-headquartered law firm RWK Goodman has been strengthened with the appointment of Patrick Duggan as a senior associate. Patrick, pictured, who joins from the Bath office of Top 60 law firm Taylor Rose, is a construction disputes specialist with a background in quantity surveying and has worked predominantly in...

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Govt must change airport growth policy, says Metro Mayor, as Bristol expansion appeal goes to court

November 11, 2022
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Govt must change airport growth policy, says Metro Mayor, as Bristol expansion appeal goes to court

West of England Metro Mayor Dan Norris has urged the government to bring in a national policy on airport growth as campaigners against Bristol Airport’s expansion headed to the High Court to get it overturned. Mayor Norris, pictured, joined protestors against the expansion outside the court in Bristol as the hearing got under way, telling them the climate emergency needed...

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More towns to be connected to full fibre broadband as providers extend networks

November 11, 2022
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More towns to be connected to full fibre broadband as providers extend networks

The roll-out of ultrafast full fibre networks in the area is continuing with community internet service provider (ISP) Lit Fibre the latest to promise further expansion. The firm is to launch its ultrafast full fibre network into Warminster early next year, providing the town with a faster, more reliable and affordable broadband service.  Installation of...

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Official unveiling of Altus’s flagship Bath head office kickstarts city’s new business district

November 11, 2022
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Official unveiling of Altus’s flagship Bath head office kickstarts city’s new business district

Bath-based financial services software provider Altus has officially opened its new UK headquarters in the city – marking a significant milestone for the business as well as for the city’s regenerated Quays office district. Altus – along with Bath-based chartered financial planning group Fidelius – are the first tenants in the showpiece 44,470 sq...

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Partner appointment boosts RWK Goodman’s Bath real estate team

November 10, 2022
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Partner appointment boosts RWK Goodman’s Bath real estate team

Bath-headquartered law firm RWK Goodman has strengthened its real estate team with the appointment of a new partner. Robert Walton, pictured, joins from Michelmores in Bristol having previously spent five years at Stone King’s Bath office. He has also worked for BLB Solicitors in Bath.  A litigator for eight years prior to transferring to...

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Firms’ fears over deteriorating UK economic outlook slash confidence levels to an all-time low

November 4, 2022
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Firms’ fears over deteriorating UK economic outlook slash confidence levels to an all-time low

Confidence among small business in the South West has fallen to a record low as fears grow about rising costs – with the region now the most pessimistic of any part of the country. The gloomy outlook comes from the latest survey by the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses), which measures business sentiment each...

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