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‘Window of opportunity’ for Leeds city region

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Leeds City Region has a key “window of opportunity” to cement its position as one of the world’s most competitive locations for trade and investment, according to a new report unveiled a...

One-liners and comic timing biggest budget surprises

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Jenny Batchelor, Partner, Grant Thornton South West: “At today’s Budget the biggest surprise was the extent of the Chancellor’s one-liners and comic timing. “At a time when the economy is...

Why was the budget bad news for SMEs?

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Julian Cockwell, KPMG’s Head of Tax for the South West, explains: “The region’s SME community did not fare well in today’s budget thanks to proposed NIC increases to equalise the NIC rate for ...

Why did Hammond and May find this budget so amusing?

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Philip Hammond’s first Budget as Chancellor of the Exchequer – saw the Government reveals its tax and spending plans for the next 12 months. Hammond and Prime Minister Theresa May appeared to to b...

Manchester’s female entrepreneurs boost economy by £124m

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Manchester’s female-led businesses contributed £124m to the UK’s economy and created an additional 3,300 jobs in 2015, according to new findings by NatWest. The research, undertaken in partnershi...

Bristol’s female entrepreneurs boost economy by £67 million

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Bristol’s women-led businesses contributed £67 million to the UK’s economy and created an additional 1,000 jobs in 2015, according to new findings by NatWest. The research, undertaken in partners...

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