Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

November 4, 2018
By
4246855-calendar3-150x150

Monday November 5 Economic announcement: Services PMI (October) Tuesday November 6 Finals: Associated British Foods, Imperial Brands, Connect Group Interims: Randgold Resources Trading updates: Morrisons, DS Smith, Weir Group, Direct Line, Hiscox, William Hill, Fevertree Wednesday November 7 Interims: Marks & Spencer, Dairy Crest, Mulberry, Credit Agricole, Hermes, Adidas, Munich Re, BMW, Qualcomm Trading...

Read more »

Budget 2018: At a glance

October 30, 2018
By
Official_portrait_of_Mr_Philip_Hammond_crop_2

2018 growth forecast upgraded from 1.3% to 1.6% Budget deficit forecast for 2018/19 fiscal year cut to £25.5bn from £37.1bn forecast in March A ‘tech tax’ on revenues of tech giants from 2020, subject to further international discussions Annual Investment Allowance increased from £200,000 to £1m for two years Tax on imports of plastic...

Read more »

Budget 2018: National business reaction

October 29, 2018
By

CBI director-general Carolyn Fairbairn looked to Halloween for inspiration for her reaction, saying Philip Hammond brought “more treats than tricks for business” in today’s Budget. “It recognises the enormous contribution enterprise has made to balancing the UK’s books through jobs, pay and tax and responds to many of the recommendations that firms have made,”...

Read more »

Budget 2018: Swindon business reaction

October 29, 2018
By
Budget 2018: Swindon business reaction

While some of Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget measures were welcomed by Swindon business leaders, others did not get the thumbs up. Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative director Ian Larrard, pictured, had mixed views. He said businesses would welcome the Chancellor’s decision to lift the cap on local authority borrowing to help boost housing numbers in...

Read more »

Budget 2018: As it happened – Chancellor says the era of austerity is coming to an end

October 29, 2018
By
Budget 2018: As it happened – Chancellor says the era of austerity is coming to an end

Chancellor Philip Hammond started his speech at 3.33pm and finished at 4.43pm. He open by saying he will deliver a Budget for “hard-working families … who live their lives far from this place … and care little for the twists and turns of Westminster politics”.  Chancellor says the era of austerity is coming to...

Read more »

Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 28, 2018
By
4246855-calendar3-150x150

Monday October 29 Interims: HSBC Tuesday October 30 Interims: Hunting, Reckitt Benckiser, BP, Standard Chartered, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Lufthansa, Airbus, Allergan, General Electric, Mastercard, Pfizer, eBay Wednesday October 31 Interims: General Motors, Santander, Credit Suisse Trading updates: Computercenter, Next Thursday November 1 Interims: BT, Shire, Carlsberg, Starbucks, Apple Trading updates: Smurfit Kappa, Smith &...

Read more »

Impartial guide to life after Brexit launched by Business West as departure day draws near

October 28, 2018
By
Impartial guide to life after Brexit launched by Business West as departure day draws near

Business West, the region’s largest business support group, has launched a free up-to-the minute advice and guidance service to help firms get ready for life after Brexit.   Called Trading Through Brexit, it aims to help businesses start planning for the period up to and after the UK leaves the EU next March.  Business...

Read more »

West business leaders call on Chancellor to use Budget to boost region as Brexit looms

October 26, 2018
By
West business leaders call on Chancellor to use Budget to boost region as Brexit looms

Chancellor Philip Hammond has been urged to introduce measures that will boost the West of England’s economy in his Budget on Monday, including accelerating housebuilding and investing in infrastructure. Brexit will loom large over the Chancellor’s presentation. Mr Hammond, pictured, will present the first Budget on a Monday since 1962 with just five months...

Read more »

Automotive sector training group gears up to drive into events industry

October 26, 2018
By
Automotive sector training group gears up to drive into events industry

Specialist learning and development agency RTS Group has launched an events division to work with international clients in the automotive sector.   The new brand, RTS Events, will provide a focus for the group’s rapidly expanding events division and will be built particularly around learning and development for car retail and OEM (original equipment...

Read more »

No conundrum as MHA Monahans picks up top accountancy growth award from Countdown star

October 25, 2018
By
No conundrum as MHA Monahans picks up top accountancy growth award from Countdown star

Recent growth and strategic business development at regional accountancy group MHA Monahans, which has offices in and around Swindon, have been recognised in a major industry awards scheme. The firm came top in the Practice Growth Firm of the Year category of the Accounting Excellence Awards 2018 for a spate of strategic initiatives that...

Read more »

ADVERTISE HERE

Reach tens of thousands of senior business people across Swindon & Wiltshire for just £70 a month. Email info@swindon-business.net for more information.