Finance

AUTUMN BUDGET 2021: National business reaction

October 27, 2021
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AUTUMN BUDGET 2021: National business reaction

Business groups have welcomed a number of measures in yesterday’s Budget but said Chancellor Rishi Sunak could have done more to encourage investment. The CBI, which speaks on behalf of 190,000 businesses of all sizes and sectors, described it overall as business friendly, with its director-general Tony Danker saying...

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AUTUMN BUDGET 2021: Key points . . .

October 27, 2021
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his Autumn Budget and Spending Review. The main points are: Chancellor began speaking at 12:34pm Employment is up and wages are rising, he said. Budget prepares for a new economy post-Covid, he said. “An economy fit for a new age of optimism.” Higher inflation was...

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Marathon gaming livestream will be hosted by Bristol creative agency to kick-off charity’s new campaign

October 22, 2021
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Marathon gaming livestream will be hosted by Bristol creative agency to kick-off charity’s new campaign

Bristol-based games agency Diva is to host an 11-hour gaming livestream tomorrow to launch charity War Child UK’s Game Action fundraiser. War Child UK – the specialist charity for children caught up in conflict – has set up the ground-breaking new campaign in association with dozens of games content...

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Cazoo drives into commercial vehicle market by snapping up fast-growing Bristol online van retailer

October 22, 2021
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Cazoo drives into commercial vehicle market by snapping up fast-growing Bristol online van retailer

Bristol-based Vans 365 has been acquired by Cazoo in a deal that takes Europe’s leading online car dealer into the commercial vehicle retail market for the first time. Vans 365 was set up in  2012 as Van World Group and changed its name in 2018. At the same time it used...

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Bristol Business Blog: Claire Burden, partner, Tilney Smith & Williamson. Insolvencies are back and rising fast

October 21, 2021
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Bristol Business Blog: Claire Burden, partner, Tilney Smith & Williamson. Insolvencies are back and rising fast

The monthly insolvency statistics published by The Insolvency Service for September show the number of registered company insolvencies were at their highest since the start of the first UK lockdown in March 2020. This is effectively a rebalancing back to normalised insolvency levels across the economy, after the government...

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Foot Anstey helps build leading UK conveyancing firm with major acquisition

October 21, 2021
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Foot Anstey helps build leading UK conveyancing firm with major acquisition

The corporate team at national law firm Foot Anstey has advised on a deal to create one of the largest conveyancing practices in the UK, further consolidating the fast-growing market. The acquisition of rival Pirie Palmann by Simply Conveyancing has led to a national firm with more than 300...

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Graduate and apprentice appointments increased in EY’s Bristol office

October 20, 2021
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Graduate and apprentice appointments increased in EY’s Bristol office

Global accountancy group EY has appointed 45 graduates and apprentices to its Bristol office – up from 41 last year – as it boosts its investment in its regional business and its commitment to nurturing early talent. The new hires are among EY’s 1,088 student recruits across the UK,...

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ForrestBrown’s new Glasgow office aims to unlock R&D tax relief benefits for more Scottish firms

October 19, 2021
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ForrestBrown’s new Glasgow office aims to unlock R&D tax relief benefits for more Scottish firms

Bristol research and development tax relief consultancy ForrestBrown has bolstered its presence in Scotland by opening an office in Glasgow. The firm, the UK’s leading consultancy of its kind, said the move demonstrated its commitment to a region that is at the forefront of the engineering, renewables and software...

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Pioneering protection policy earns prestigious sector award shortlisting for National Friendly

October 19, 2021
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Pioneering protection policy earns prestigious sector award shortlisting for National Friendly

Bristol-based specialist insurer National Friendly is in the running for a prestigious financial services industry award for the first time. The firm has been shortlisted for the 2021 Protection Review’s Best New Product/Enhancement award following the launch of its innovative and easily accessible accident-only income protection policy.  The cover...

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New head of tax and two apprentices join Finch & Associates as it maintains expansion

October 19, 2021
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Tax and accountancy firm Finch & Associates has continued its growth with the appointment of experienced business adviser Seb Hassan-Ally as head of tax, along with two new apprentice tax advisers. Seb has joined the Clevedon-based firm, which specialises in R&D tax credits and US and UK taxation, from international...

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Barclays funding helps fast-growing Bristol pizzeria group rise to post-Covid challenge with new openings

October 19, 2021
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Barclays funding helps fast-growing Bristol pizzeria group rise to post-Covid challenge with new openings

A Bristol-based chain of family-owned pizza restaurants has expanded into Bath after securing funding from Barclays. Bosco Pizzeria has successfully launched its third restaurant in the city, pictured, and is now due to open in Cheltenham shortly as it bounces back from the impact of the pandemic. The group is the...

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Smith & Williamson helps security firm unlock bright future after sale to investment firm

October 14, 2021
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Smith & Williamson helps security firm unlock bright future after sale to investment firm

Accountancy group Smith & Williamson’s Bristol-based corporate finance has advised on the sale of a Bath security, fire and safety systems firm which will enable it to expand. Established in 1988, BWS supplies, installs, maintains and monitors fire alarms, intruder alarms, CCTV and access control systems for commercial and residential customers, principally across...

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Online cider shop gets taste for growth with help from recovery loan scheme

October 14, 2021
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Online cider shop gets taste for growth with help from recovery loan scheme

Independent drinks retailer Bristol Cider Shop is the latest firm in the city to benefit from a government-backed loan scheme to help businesses recover from the impact of the pandemic. The £31,600 will help the firm relocate to a larger warehouse and take advantage of growing online market opportunities. ...

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