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Honda site sold to major property developer with promise to create thousands of jobs

March 26, 2021
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Honda site sold to major property developer with promise to create thousands of jobs

Honda’s giant Swindon car plant, where production ends this summer, has been sold to an industrial property developer in a move that could create thousands of jobs. The new owner Panattoni, Europe’s largest developer of industrial and logistics facilities, said it will invest £700m into the sprawling 370-acre site on the outskirts of the...

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Wiltshire included in Michelmores’ extended South West property awards

March 14, 2021
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Wiltshire included in Michelmores’ extended South West property awards

The South West’s top property awards have been widened to include Wiltshire for the first time since they were launched 19 years ago. https://www.woodsdental.co.uk/generic-accutane-isotretinoin-uk/ Staged by regional law firm Michelmores, the awards celebrate the best projects from the South West real estate and construction sectors during the year. They have become a fixture of the region business...

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Western powerhouse should plug into region’s high-growth sectors to spur economic growth, says report

March 14, 2021
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Western powerhouse should plug into region’s high-growth sectors to spur economic growth, says report

Cyber technology, advanced manufacturing, renewable energy and the green economy should be harnessed to drive recovery and growth in the Western Gateway, the regional powerhouse that includes Swindon, the West of England and South Wales. The recommendation comes in an independent report published this week which also suggests the region should focus on raising productivity...

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New regional chair of Women in Property takes up role at challenging time for the industry

March 10, 2021
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New regional chair of Women in Property takes up role at challenging time for the industry

Avison Young senior valuation surveyor Sophie Endacott has become the new South West chair of Women in Property, the organisation that has helped improve inclusion and diversity in the industry for the past 34 years. Sophie, pictured, has been a member of Women in Property for the past six years. She takes over from Rachael Sherratt,...

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BUDGET 2021: Swindon business reaction

March 3, 2021
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Swindon business leaders have given many of the measures in today’s Budget a warm welcome – especially the previously-trailed furlough extension – but there was also concern over the delayed Corporation Tax increase. Business West, which runs the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative, said businesses would welcome the extension of the full range of Covid-19...

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BUDGET 2021: National business reaction

March 3, 2021
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The CBI said Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s decision to hike Corporation Tax to 25% in one leap – the first increase since 1974 – would “cause a sharp intake of breath” for many businesses. It also warned that the move – which is planned to come into effect in 2023 – sent a worrying signal to those...

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BUDGET 2021: Key points . . .

March 3, 2021
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BUDGET 2021: Key points  . . .

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his Budget this afternoon. The main points are:  No rise in VAT, income tax or national insurance  Corporation tax to rise from 19% to 25% from 2023 but only 10% largest companies will pay, Chancellor claims  Two-year ‘super deduction’ in tax for companies that invest in innovation  Eight ‘Freeports’ established...

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Business groups call for more support for firms as Johnson unveils roadmap out of lockdown

February 23, 2021
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Business groups call for more support for firms as Johnson unveils roadmap out of lockdown

The South West’s largest business organisation has said many of its members will be “disappointed” with the government’s roadmap for taking England out of national lockdown. Business West, which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, said following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s statement in the House of Commons yesterday afternoon the onus was now on ministers to...

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Backing for Bristol Airport as it seeks to overturn council’s grounding of its expansion plans

February 21, 2021
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Backing for Bristol Airport as it seeks to overturn council’s grounding of its expansion plans

The South West CBI has backed Bristol Airport’s appeal against the decision by North Somerset Council last year to refuse its expansion. The council’s planning committee went against their own officers’ recommendation last February to throw out the scheme, which sought to increase the airport’s capacity to handle 12m passengers a year.  At the...

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Gloomy South West firms see no short-term relief from Covid-19 but vaccine roll-out lifts spirits of some

January 29, 2021
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Gloomy South West firms see no short-term relief from Covid-19 but vaccine roll-out lifts spirits of some

Business confidence among South West firms has slumped to the lowest in England as the latest lockdown pushes sales down further and puts more pressure on staffing levels. Just 11% for businesses in the region expect trading levels to have returned to pre-pandemic levels by this time next year while one-in-five expect to have...

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