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Berkshire: LEP secures £7.5m for infrastructure projects

In June the Government tasked Local Enterprise Partnerships to submit bids for funding of ‘ready to go’ projects to boost local economies as part...

Newbury: John Lewis to shut store permanently

The John Lewis Partnership has announced it will not reopen eight John Lewis shops - including Newbury - to 'secure the business's long-term future...

Summer statement: More reaction from the region

Bruce Potter, chairman at law firm Blake Morgan LLP, said: “It might not be the summer blockbuster some were expecting, but the Summer Statement...

Summer statement: First reaction from the region

Tax less, spend more – Gareth Anderson, EY’s head of tax in the Thames Valley & South, comments on the chancellor’s Economic Statement: “The chancellor...

South: Economic update webinar planned

Accountancy firm and business adviser MHA MacIntyre Hudson is hosting an economic update webinar on July 13. The economic update and live Q&A session will...

Solent: Region gets £15.9m support to kick-start economy

The Government has announced a £15.9 million fund for the Solent to help deliver ‘shovel-ready’ projects. The ‘Getting Building Fund’ allocation will help the...

Bicester: Distributor finds way forward with Barclays

An Oxfordshire-based sales and distributor for a number of major global brands has accessed £3 million from Barclays, utilising the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption...

South: Insolvency lifeline welcomed by trade body R3

Businesses in the South struggling due to the current coronavirus pandemic are being offered a substantial lifeline with one of the largest shake-ups of...

Solent: LEP’s £5.6m investment opens up coastal development on Southampton Water

In a move that will open up part of the coast at Fawley, in the New Forest overseeing Southampton Water, the Solent Local Enterprise...

Thames Valley: Report reveals cashflow problems pre-COVID crisis

Cash generation of businesses in the Thames Valley has stayed worryingly low heading into the cash crunch triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, shows a...