Archive for March, 2016

BIG2 Cornwall

Posted by Ewan McClymont on

SMEs in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly can now benefit from a new BIG (Business Investment for Growth) grant scheme. Building on the success of the BIG1 project, Cornwall Development Company has been awarded a £4.387m ERDF (European Regional ...

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Jobs saved at Bristol TV Company

Posted by Press Release on

14 jobs have been saved at a struggling Bristol TV company thanks to quick action by the administrators and another TV company in the City. Clifton-based Big Bang Production Ltd was headed by colourist and founder Director Tim Bolt and ...

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Becoming a 16-19 Academy

Posted by Pam Tuckett on

Existing sixth-form colleges who are interested in becoming an Academy should express their interest by contacting the EFA/SFA Joint Area Review Delivery Unit (JARDU) at area.reviews@education.gsi.gov.uk. An expression of interest does not ...

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Bankruptcy applications move online

Posted by Luke Venner on

From 6th April 2016 individuals can apply for bankruptcy via the government’s website, saving the hassle of going to court. To make the process simpler, the government is bringing together all the information online that individuals would need ...

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South West feels upbeat over money

Posted by Luke Venner on

The South West is bucking the trend of the rest of the country with its positive thoughts about finances. According to recent research carried out by insolvency trade body R3 and ComRes, more than a third (35%) of people in the South West ...

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New Bacs to thwart hacks

Posted by Angela Brake on

From 13 June 2016 security around the Bankers’ Automated Clearing Service (Bacs) will be upgraded to reduce the threat from data hackers. Bacs users will need to take action to ensure they can still use the system. Access to Bacs via the ...

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Capital Grant Support

Posted by Ewan McClymont on

Businesses in the Midlands and South West can apply for grants to help them invest in buildings and machinery that will help boost productivity and lead to new jobs. Whilst we have spoken before about the South West Growth Fund and the ...

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Reprieve likely for silenced charities

Posted by Will Hanbury on

Controversial rules that silenced charities during election time look likely to be relaxed, following a key report to Parliament. The report entitled “Third Party Election Campaigning – Getting the Balance Right: Review of the operation of the ...

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Budget 2016: Stamp Duty on property

Posted by Gary Mackley-Smith on

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on commercial property has been reformed in the 2016 Budget. There are winners and losers in the new regime. Following changes last year to SDLT on residential property, the Chancellor turned his attention this time to ...

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