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£4m to boost skills at Tata Steel

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The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, has announced a £4m investment for Tata Steel following a visit to the company’s Port Talbot plant (March 13th). This investment will enable Tata Steel to deliver a number of distinct training projects... (Continue reading)

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Spring Statement 2018: BPF reaction

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The British Property Federation (BPF)has reacted to the Chancellor’s Spring Statement (March 13th), welcoming the detail on the Letwin Review, which it believes is focusing on the right issues and raising the right questions. BPF believes further details on infrastructure... (Continue reading)

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Spring Statement 2018: £95 million for local full-fibre broadband projects

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Autumn Budget 2017 launched a £190 million Challenge Fund to help roll out full-fibre to local areas – providing the fastest, most reliable broadband to more homes and businesses. Today’s Spring Statement 2018 has allocated the first wave of funding,... (Continue reading)

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Spring Statement 2018: techUK reaction

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Commenting on the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Spring Statement (March 13th), techUK Deputy CEO Antony Walker has welcomed key announcements for the digital sector. He said: “The forecasts show that the UK is coming to the end of the Government’s... (Continue reading)

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Spring Statement 2018: Institute of Directors reaction

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The Institute of Directors reacts positively to the business-friendly Spring Statement (March 13th). In response to today’s Spring Statement from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Tej Parikh, Senior Economist at the Institute of Directors, said: “The Chancellor was right to... (Continue reading)

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Spring Statement 2018: EEF reaction

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Commenting on the speech by the Chancellor of the Exchequer today (March 13th), Stephen Phipson, Chief Executive of EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, said: “The Chancellor confirmed a steady but not spectacular picture for the economy in the next couple of... (Continue reading)

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Spring Statement 2018: Transport Secretary welcomes next step in £1.7 billion fund to transform local journeys

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City regions across England are being invited to bid for funding from the £1.7 billion Transforming Cities Fund to help boost local economies (March 13th). The money is a key part of delivering the government’s Industrial Strategy by supporting ambitious... (Continue reading)

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Spring Statement 2018: LGiU reaction

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LGiU responds to the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Spring Statement (March 13th). Commenting on what today’s address from Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond means for local government, Chief Executive of LGiU Jonathan Carr-West said: “The Chancellor’s Spring Statement was... (Continue reading)

Spring Statement 2018: CBI reaction

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The CBI hails the UK Government’s 2018 Spring Statement; describing the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s address as “rightly based on enterprise and innovation”. Rain Newton-Smith, CBI Chief Economist, said: “The Chancellor is rightly backing British business to secure the UK’s... (Continue reading)

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Spring Statement 2018: BCC reaction

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Commenting on the 2018 Spring Statement, delivered today (Tuesday March 13th) by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond MP, Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Businesses will be encouraged by the Chancellor’s report... (Continue reading)

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