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UK firms ask for simpler approach to business rates

The UK’s SMEs are overwhelmingly calling for business rates to be made both simpler and more flexible, research from Close Brothers Asset Finance reveals. Overall, the figure...

Minister unveils plans for £22m scheme to fill 158,000 construction jobs

A £22m fund to help tackle the construction skills shortage has been launched by Skills Minister Anne Milton. With 158,000 new construction jobs expected to...

Government intervention could reduce energy bills for SMEs

SMEs in the hospitality and retail sectors could benefit from new, innovative ideas aimed at reducing their energy use. Together these sectors use the same...

Lincolnshire based ScholarPack snapped up by the Key

The Key has acquired Lincolnshire based ScholarPack – a cloud-based management information system (MIS) provider for primary schools in East Midlands - for an...

BoE to sit tight at June MPC meeting; Jury out on...

There can be little doubt that the Bank of England will keep interest rates unchanged at 0.50% on Thursday following the June Monetary Policy...

£2.5bn programme launched to enable long-term investment in innovative companies

The British Business Bank is launching British Patient Capital, a new £2.5bn programme designed to enable long-term investment in high growth potential companies across...

Landmark China strategy to boost trade

A landmark strategy designed to boost trade and investment with China has been unveiled at a special celebration event. The blueprint aims to bolster relationships...

Growth among consumer goods companies continues to slow

Organic growth for consumer goods businesses decreased from 3% in 2016, to 2.5% in 2017. Luxury, premium products across food and beverage as well...

Strong performance for Robert Woodhead

East Midlands construction company, Robert Woodhead Ltd, has grown its annual turnover to £52.5m in its latest trading year, up from £51.8m on the...

Continental Europe in hot demand despite UK warm spell

The number of passengers flying to and from East Midlands Airport in May is up on the same time last year.   Over 500,000 passengers flew...
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Derby’s Gardner Aerospace targets Northern Aerospace in £44m acquisition

Derby-based Gardner Aerospace is aiming to take over Northern Aerospace in a £44m deal subject to approval by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) The Secretary...

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