Saturday, July 11, 2020

SME confidence falters amid economic uncertainty

Britain’s small and medium-sized enterprises are deeply concerned about the outlook for the economy, new data from the Close Brothers Business Barometer has revealed,...

Eddisons acquires Pugh & Co auction house for initial £2m sum

Leeds-based national property consultant Eddisons has strengthened its property auctions division with the acquisition of the UK’s largest auction house outside London, North West-based...

Discussion paper looks at rate revaluation options

The government has published a discussion paper examining the possibility of more frequent revaluations for business ratepayers. Revaluations currently occur every five years. The government...

North Lincolnshire gets £470,000 for transport initiatives

North Lincolnshire Council has been awarded £469,200 of the Government’s £21m Sustainable Travel Fund. The funding will support the recently launched CallConnect bus service and...

Targeting industry sectors raises £500m in unpaid tax, says HMRC

HM Revenue and Customs taskforces have recovered more than £500 million since they were launched five years ago. The targeted bursts of enforcement activity have...

Study claims link between National Minimum Wage and increased productivity

A far-reaching study has provided what claims to be compelling evidence that the introduction of the National Minimum Wage significantly increased productivity in tens...

Sheffield home decor supplier increases turnover to £50m with kitchen acquisition

Sheffield-based Home Decor, a supplier of bedroom furniture, has acquired Optiplan Kitchens and the Manor Cabinet Company, a move which increases the size of...

Financial backing helps duo to create 50 new jobs

An entrepreneurial duo from Yorkshire opened the doors to a new gastronomic venture following backing from two Bradford-based businesses. Everybody’s All Day Social, which offers...

Prospect Business Centres expands with £2.4m investment in sixth serviced office...

Prospect Business Centres, which operates premium serviced office centres in London and Leeds, has announced further expansion with its sixth serviced office centre, its...

Local law firm advises on purchase of Lincoln Theatre Royal

Langleys Solicitors has advised on the purchase of Lincoln Theatre Royal by an Isle of Man property investment company. The freehold of the theatre, in...

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The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is set to receive up to £13.4 million in funding to support “shovel ready” infrastructure projects in the...

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