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Midlands Engine will ‘unleash region’s full potential’…

August 29, 2016 – 6:23 am | Comments Off on Midlands Engine will ‘unleash region’s full potential’…
Midlands Engine will ‘unleash region’s full potential’…

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) chairman has today welcomed warm words of support for the region from the Prime Minister.
WMCA chairman Cllr Bob Sleigh was responding to an article in a key Midland newspaper …

Banks collaborate for UK export directory…

August 1, 2016 – 7:29 am | One Comment | 

The UK’s five major high street banks have signed up to work with the new Department for International Trade to revolutionise the way businesses access international markets.
Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, NatWest and Santander are getting behind …

BREXIT – A nation divided and uncertain…

July 8, 2016 – 7:36 am | Comments Off on BREXIT – A nation divided and uncertain…
George Osborne

It has been two weeks since the UK declared the results of the EU referendum. During that time, there have been calls for a second referendum, and suggestions of illegality in the Brexit decision. If …

New report warns lack of clarity on National Living Wage rate could put business investment at risk…

April 1, 2016 – 7:30 am | Comments Off on New report warns lack of clarity on National Living Wage rate could put business investment at risk…
New report warns lack of clarity on National Living Wage rate could put business investment at risk…

New earnings growth projections cast doubt on National Living Wage rate reaching the government’s £9 target by 2020
A new report released today by the Social Market Foundation (SMF) think-tank, in partnership with Adecco Group UK …

“Entrepreneurs Are The Wrong People To Grow Their Business” Claims Author of New Business Book…

March 4, 2016 – 6:30 am | Comments Off on “Entrepreneurs Are The Wrong People To Grow Their Business” Claims Author of New Business Book…
I don’t work Fridays. Written by Martin Norbury

“Entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of the UK economy yet many businesses fail to live up to their full potential because the very skills that make entrepreneurs so valuable at the start-up phase often become a …

Government figures confirm excessive tax burden on domestic travellers from Air Passenger Duty…

March 2, 2016 – 6:20 am | Comments Off on Government figures confirm excessive tax burden on domestic travellers from Air Passenger Duty…
Government figures confirm excessive tax burden on domestic travellers from Air Passenger Duty…

The call by Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, for Air Passenger Duty (APD) to be scrapped entirely, or dramatically reformed to be fairer to domestic travellers, has been renewed following the latest figures released recently …

Government must learn from Scottish drink drive laws and cut limit in England and Wales to save lives…

February 22, 2016 – 6:20 am | Comments Off on Government must learn from Scottish drink drive laws and cut limit in England and Wales to save lives…
Government must learn from Scottish drink drive laws and cut limit in England and Wales to save lives…

Brake is disappointed transport minister Andrew Jones MP has now confirmed there will be no review of the drink drive limit in England and Wales. This seems to be at odds with his stated intentions …

Principal welcomes new law to promote apprenticeship equality…

February 3, 2016 – 7:30 am | Comments Off on Principal welcomes new law to promote apprenticeship equality…
Angela Joyce, Warwickshire College Group Principal and CEO

Angela Joyce, Warwickshire College Group Principal and CEO, has welcomed the Government’s legislation to end what Education Secretary Nicky Morgan calls an ‘outdated snobbery’ towards apprenticeships and the need for independent careers advice in schools.

Increase in housing demand in West Midlands as Autumn Statement measures take effect…

January 29, 2016 – 7:20 am | Comments Off on Increase in housing demand in West Midlands as Autumn Statement measures take effect…
Increase in housing demand in West Midlands as Autumn Statement measures take effect…

RICS UK Residential Market Survey, December 2015
Lift in housing demand across the UK following announcement of Autumn Statement measures 
• Pace of demand growth for properties picks up in the West Midlands in December
• Some anecdotal evidence cites …

RSM’s Weekly Tax Brief – 12 January 2016…

January 15, 2016 – 7:10 am | Comments Off on RSM’s Weekly Tax Brief – 12 January 2016…
RSM’s Weekly Tax Brief – 12 January 2016…

In this edition of RSM’s weekly round-up of the most important tax news, we cover the latest developments…

New Deputy Principal joins Warwickshire College Group…

January 11, 2016 – 7:30 am | Comments Off on New Deputy Principal joins Warwickshire College Group…
Andrew Cropley

Warwickshire College Group have welcomed Andrew Cropley to the college group as their new Group Deputy Principal (Curriculum) this week.
Andrew, aged 49, was most recently the Executive Director for Strategic Planning and Business Development at …

Funding secured to upgrade 150 buses with clean air technology…

January 11, 2016 – 6:30 am | Comments Off on Funding secured to upgrade 150 buses with clean air technology…
The engines of 150 National Express West Midlands buses will be adapted under the clean air scheme.

The engines in 150 West Midland buses are to be fitted with clean air technology after the region won nearly £500,000 of funding.
The money has been secured from the Government’s Clean Bus Technology Fund following …

Government superfast broadband rollout reaches more than 3.5 million UK homes and businesses…

January 6, 2016 – 7:10 am | Comments Off on Government superfast broadband rollout reaches more than 3.5 million UK homes and businesses…
Ed Vaizey, Digital Economy Minister

More than 3.5 million homes and businesses have now been reached by the Government’s nationwide rollout of superfast broadband, figures published on Sunday 27 December 2015 reveal.
Thanks to the work already completed by the Government’s …

Bidbetter to help SMEs benefit from Government target…

December 30, 2015 – 6:50 am | Comments Off on Bidbetter to help SMEs benefit from Government target…
Philip Norman, founder and Director of Bidbetter

In August, Minster for the Cabinet Office, Matt Hancock announced a new target to get more small businesses working on central government contracts. This came following the news that in 2013-2014 the government spent an …

Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association comments on the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015…

December 2, 2015 – 7:00 am | Comments Off on Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association comments on the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015…
Joanne Segars, Chief Executive, Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association

November 25, 2015 – The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association today (Wednesday) commented on the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015.
DELAYS TO INCREASES IN AUTOMATIC ENROLMENT MINIMUM CONTRIBUTION RATES
Joanne Segars, Chief Executive, Pensions and Lifetime …

Gloucestershire based telecommunications experts applaud Budget broadband investment initiatives…

November 27, 2015 – 7:20 am | Comments Off on Gloucestershire based telecommunications experts applaud Budget broadband investment initiatives…
Clare Maddox, director of Eurolink

25th November, 2015 – Following today’s Autumn Statement and Spending Review, Eurolink Connect, a Gloucestershire based telecommunications specialist, issued its reaction to the new Government announcements.
Clare Maddox, director of Eurolink, explains:

Gloucestershire employment specialists applaud government’s investment in education & job creation…

November 27, 2015 – 7:10 am | Comments Off on Gloucestershire employment specialists applaud government’s investment in education & job creation…
Victoria Maddock, Director of Expectations!

25th November, 2015 – Following today’s Autumn Statement and Spending Review, Expectations! Recruitment Services, a Gloucestershire-based employer, issued its reaction to the Chancellor’s announcements.
Victoria Maddock, Director of Expectations! explains:

Speed up slow payment initiative, says SME specialist…

November 9, 2015 – 7:20 am | Comments Off on Speed up slow payment initiative, says SME specialist…
Henry Briggs, Senior Partner of the Birmingham office of Haines Watts

A prominent Birmingham accountant is urging the government to speed up the appointment of a Small Business Commissioner – one of whose tasks is to put a stop to a “culture of late payment”.
Henry Briggs, …

Smoke and Mirrors over NHS pay…

August 28, 2015 – 7:10 am | Comments Off on Smoke and Mirrors over NHS pay…
UNISON logo

UNISON has today slammed the government over a Treasury letter to the chair of the public sector Pay Review Bodies (PRB) – including the NHS PRB – which stated that not all staff will get …

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