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South: End of furlough ‘could mean rising insolvency numbers’

Business owners in the South and Thames Valley who are fearing the end of the furlough scheme should be acting now to give their...

Berkshire: Growth Hub announces local peer networking programme

Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub, which provides free business support services to Berkshire businesses, is launching a local peer-to-peer networking programme to help...

South: Back-to-work scheme ‘will fail to get SMEs to the office’

The Government’s back-to-work scheme will fail to get SMEs back into offices and factories because social distancing measures make a productive return impossible. That's according...

Oxford: MINI plant to axe 400 jobs

Hundreds of job losses are expected at the MINI production plant at Cowley, Oxford. BMW, which owns the car factory, said 400 out of the...

Reading: Centre ranked among world’s top non-capital cities

Reading has been ranked 13th in a major international ranking of non-capital cities around the world. San Francisco, Montreal and Houston fill the three...

New Forest: SMEs can apply for share of new grant fund

Businesses in the New Forest can now apply for a share of a new £82,000 grant fund targeted specifically at rural, small and medium-sized...

South: Insolvencies rise as business climate becomes more challenging

Corporate insolvencies in England and Wales increased in July by 29% when compared to June 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic began to significantly impact...

Isle of Wight: Solent LEP announces boost for Island’s rural businesses

Following the success of the Isle of Wight Rural Business Resilience Fund, the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has opened the Isle of Wight...

South: Tech can lead the UK recovery

Stephen Kelly, chair of Tech Nation, comments on the monthly employment figures out on August 11 and the quarterly GDP figures from the ONS...

Solent: £1,600 grants available to help businesses affected by Covid-19

Small and medium-sized businesses based in the Solent region can apply for a £1,600 grant to help respond to the challenges of the Covid-19...