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Private sector urged to prepare, as MP’s vote against further delay to IR35 reform

July 3, 2020 – 8:00 am |
Private sector urged to prepare, as MP’s vote against further delay to IR35 reform

IR35 specialist, Qdos, has responded to the breaking news that the 2021 rollout of IR35 reform in the private sector has been accepted as part of the Finance Bill and will go ahead, after MPs …

Award-winning commercial agent clinches deals despite lockdown

July 3, 2020 – 7:30 am |

An award-winning commercial property specialist says the market is starting to show the first signs of recovery from the coronavirus lockdown – and revealed it still clinched millions of pounds of deals while the country …

Hammer blow for Social Enterprises and disadvantaged communities if SITR is not extended warns Big Society Capital

June 10, 2020 – 8:00 am |

Disadvantaged communities suffering from the impact of Covid-19 could be delivered another hammer blow in just a matter of weeks unless a vital scheme that encourages investment is continued.

Railway reopens on time after £30 million upgrade…

August 31, 2016 – 6:25 am | Comments Off on Railway reopens on time after £30 million upgrade…

The rail network reopened on time yesterday morning after £30m of rail improvements were completed over the bank holiday weekend. Over 15,000 members of Network Rail’s orange army worked round the clock to improve the …

Laura Shoaf appointed managing director of Transport for West Midlands…

June 6, 2016 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on Laura Shoaf appointed managing director of Transport for West Midlands…
laura shoaf- MD transport for West Midlands

 
In one of its final actions before being dissolved the West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority (ITA) has appointed Laura Shoaf to head up Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) – the body that will replace it.
Laura …

RSM’s Weekly Tax Brief – 1 June 2016

June 3, 2016 – 6:32 am | Comments Off on RSM’s Weekly Tax Brief – 1 June 2016
RSM’s Weekly Tax Brief – 1 June 2016

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

HMRC announces crackdown on routine tax planning

George Bull
HMRC’s latest single departmental plan has just been updated, and …

Proposals to cut inter-city services would hurt West Midlands economy…

June 3, 2016 – 6:13 am | Comments Off on Proposals to cut inter-city services would hurt West Midlands economy…
Proposals to cut inter-city services would hurt West Midlands economy…

 
Cutting the number of inter-city trains at stations like Wolverhampton and Coventry would make it almost impossible to commute between some of the region’s key cities, transport chiefs have warned.
The idea to reduce services at …

Story tells a tale of growth with hat trick of client wins and senior hire…

May 27, 2016 – 7:00 am | Comments Off on Story tells a tale of growth with hat trick of client wins and senior hire…
Amanda Lowe

Birmingham-based PR firm Story has won three new clients and boosted its senior team with the hire of a new director.
London-based data analysts Movement Strategies, law firm Mills & Reeve and executive search business Berwick Partners have …

Abbey College Alumni Student Inspires Soon-to-be Graduates…

May 25, 2016 – 6:20 am | Comments Off on Abbey College Alumni Student Inspires Soon-to-be Graduates…
Alumni student Hasnain Masood visits the college

Abbey College Birmingham students were given an insight into university life and their future careers when a successful alumni student gave a motivational talk regarding his experience in further education and his impressive career to …

Midlands Universities in £20m tie-up to deliver ‘cold power’ technologies…

May 25, 2016 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on Midlands Universities in £20m tie-up to deliver ‘cold power’ technologies…

A group of six Midlands universities – including the University of Birmingham and Aston University – are developing the next generation of ‘cold power’ technologies to help save millions of pounds in carbon fuels every …

Region unites to showcase Drive West Midlands programme at Automechanika Birmingham…

May 18, 2016 – 7:10 am | Comments Off on Region unites to showcase Drive West Midlands programme at Automechanika Birmingham…
Drive West Midlands

The West Midlands will present the strength of its automotive industry to more than 10,000 visitors, as global event Automechanika Birmingham takes place in the UK for the first time next month (7-9 June, NEC, …

Playing by the Rules: Compliance Officer appointed by North-West business in a bid to help regulate the energy industry…

May 18, 2016 – 6:40 am | Comments Off on Playing by the Rules: Compliance Officer appointed by North-West business in a bid to help regulate the energy industry…
Jackie Shipperbottom

North-West based business energy price comparison service, Love Energy Savings, hire a new Compliance Officer, Jackie Shipperbottom, in a bid to help better regulate an industry which has received bad press for lack of transparency …

Chinese Community Centre – Birmingham celebrates 40th Anniversary…

May 13, 2016 – 7:30 am | Comments Off on Chinese Community Centre – Birmingham celebrates 40th Anniversary…
CCCb and BSMH

Chinese Community Centre- Birmingham (CCC-B) is inviting businesses and locals to join them at their black tie dinner event to celebrate their 40th anniversary.
On the 7th June 2016, Chinese Community Centre – Birmingham (CCC-B) will …

Role call for Ex Elmfielders and Fundraiser…

May 13, 2016 – 6:20 am | Comments Off on Role call for Ex Elmfielders and Fundraiser…
Elmfield School

Elmfield School in Stourbridge West Midlands is once again opening its doors to past pupils in a bid to reconnect old Alumni 10th September at 10:00-18:00. They are trying to get the message as far and …

BHF reveals the top 10 biggest causes of “gym-phobia” in the West Midlands…

May 11, 2016 – 6:30 am | Comments Off on BHF reveals the top 10 biggest causes of “gym-phobia” in the West Midlands…
British Heart Foundation logo

The fear of being judged is one of the biggest causes of “gym-phobia” in the West Midlands, according to new statistics released as part of the British Heart Foundation’s new MyMarathon challenge.
Most of us can …

Smart applications invited…

May 9, 2016 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on Smart applications invited…
Tom Kawka, Proxicon, Prem Moti, Conigital, Andrew Page, Centro, Cliff Dennett, Innovation Birmingham, Sean Butler, Truckulus and Chris Thompson, Enable iD.

Tech-savvy entrepreneurs are being offered their own state of the art research facilities as part of an innovative new scheme in Birmingham.
Centro, the delivery arm of the region’s integrated transport authority, is inviting start-up companies …

Criminologist applauds new Twitter policy on reporting hate crime and says changes are ‘long overdue’…

May 6, 2016 – 6:20 am | Comments Off on Criminologist applauds new Twitter policy on reporting hate crime and says changes are ‘long overdue’…
Criminologist applauds new Twitter policy on reporting hate crime and says changes are ‘long overdue’…

A Birmingham City University criminologist has praised Twitter for implementing new ways of reporting online hate crime, an action he has campaigned for in his academic research.
Twitter’s new update this week means that users can …

IoD EU Referendum Debate…

May 4, 2016 – 7:10 am | Comments Off on IoD EU Referendum Debate…
L to R: Alexandra Renison, IoD; Prof Tony Yates, University of Birmingham; Malcolm Harbour CBE

Business people around Birmingham are better-placed to decide which way to vote in the EU referendum after hearing well-argued cases from both sides at an event organised by the Institute of Directors West Midlands.
Passionate views …

West Mids Buy to Let & commercial property outlook…

May 4, 2016 – 6:30 am | Comments Off on West Mids Buy to Let & commercial property outlook…
Cambridge & Counties Bank’s Neil Reddington

Prices for Buy to Let and commercial property in the West Midlands look set to rise in the next five years, according to a poll of finance brokers and business advisers by the niche property …

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