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Autumn Statement 2016: National business reaction

November 23, 2016
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Business organisation the CBI “warmly welcomed” Chancellor Philip Hammond’s commitments to boost research and development, housing and infrastructure. But it said these must be acted on. Director-general Carolyn Fairbairn, pictured below, said: “The Chancellor has prioritised a pragmatic down payment on future productivity growth.  “His emphasis on R&D, housing and local infrastructure will help...

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Autumn Statement 2016: Business West reaction

November 23, 2016
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Swindon businesses will welcome Chancellor Philip Hammond’s focus on investment in the Autumn Statement, particularly in areas where growth pressures are highest, according to the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative. Director Ian Larrard, pictured, described the statement as “a sombre, not flashy, affair” which reflected the national mood of economic and business uncertainty. But he...

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Autumn Statement 2016: Main points

November 23, 2016
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Chancellor Philip Hammond his presented his first Autumn Statement: Here are the main points, as announced: Office for Budget Responsibility says growth this year will be 2.1%, 1.4% next year (down from 2.2%), 1.7% in 2018 (down from 2.1%), 2.1% in 2019/20 (down from 2.1%) and 2% in 2020/21, (down from 2.1%). As expected, the...

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Swindon Business News photo gallery: Swindon175 Autumn Hooty Party hosted by Thrings

November 22, 2016
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Swindon Business News photo gallery: Swindon175 Autumn Hooty Party hosted by Thrings

The year-long celebrations to mark the 175th anniversary of Swindon as a railway town continued last week when law firm Thrings hosted the Autumn Hooty Party. The event, held in the Caerphilly Hall of Swindon’s STEAM Museum, was attended by members of the Swindon business community. Regional law firm Thrings, which has its head...

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Royds Withy King Directors’ Briefing

November 17, 2016
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Royds Withy King Directors’ Briefing

Lawyers from Royds Withy King based in Swindon and Marlborough have compiled a Directors’ Briefing to help business owners keep on top of the latest legal developments which may affect their working practices and home life. Staying on the right side of retail price-fixing rules The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recently issued...

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I won’t allow Brexit to hit Swindon’s economy, MP says – and calls for all sides in debate to ‘calm down’

November 4, 2016
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I won’t allow Brexit to hit Swindon’s economy, MP says – and calls for all sides in debate to ‘calm down’

Swindon’s key industries will be protected after Brexit takes effect, MP Robert Buckland has told Swindon Business News - but he warned that everyone involved in the debate needed to ‘calm down’ to ensure an orderly exit from the European Union. Speaking at a ‘Business of Brexit’ breakfast at regional law firm Thrings’ Swindon...

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Takeover of pioneering recycling business adds new services to Wilts waste management firm

November 2, 2016
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Takeover of pioneering recycling business adds new services to Wilts waste management firm

Wiltshire waste management firm Grist Environmental has expanded its operations with the acquisition of a specialist recycling business in a deal handled by regional law firm Thrings. Family-run Moore’s Recycling collects and recycles waste plastic, packaging and cardboard from national blue-chip clients such as DHL, Coca Cola, Bernard Matthews, Argos and Marks & Spencer....

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Be inspired at Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

October 16, 2016
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Be inspired at Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

The Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns to the West of England next Friday for its fifth year, bringing together some of the UK’s most influential female entrepreneurs, business leaders and brightest start-ups to provide detailed insight for starting and scaling a business. The jam-packed programme at the At-Bristol science centre includes:  Julie Deane, who...

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Southampton partner appointments strengthen Thrings’ expansion into South Coast market

October 13, 2016
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Southampton partner appointments strengthen Thrings’ expansion into South Coast market

M4 corridor law firm Thrings, which has its largest office in Swindon, has appointed two partners to its new Southampton base. Initially focused on agriculture, landed estates and private client work, the office is a key part of Thrings’ ambitious expansion plans to address changes in the legal market. The firm, which also has...

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Businesses should show benefits of immigration in post-Brexit Britain, CBI president tells West bosses

October 7, 2016
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Businesses should show benefits of immigration in post-Brexit Britain, CBI president tells West bosses

The president of the CBI has urged West business leaders to press for a ‘soft’ Brexit with full access to the European Single Market and to also counter the view that immigration is bad for the UK. Paul Drechsler CBE told the South West CBI annual dinner that he was “fed up” with business...

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