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GWP Architecture Win National Sustainability Award

Ben Parish

GWP Architecture have been recognised for their work on the Bombay Sapphire Distillery and Visitor Centre, Laverstoke at the Annual Civic Trust Awards. The scheme has won this year’s Special…

Amec Foster Wheeler in £125m nuclear agreement with EDF

Jamie Hardesty

Engineering consultancy Amec Foster Wheeler has landed a £125m, five year deal to provide long-term support to EDF Energy Nuclear Generation. Under the Technical Support Alliance 3 (TSA3) agreement, the global…

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BT and Ofcom agree for Openreach to become legally separate company

Nick Hill

BT and Ofcom have announced a regulatory settlement which will see Openreach become a legally separate company with its own Board, within the BT Group. Once the separation is completed, around…

Philip Hammond delivered his first Budget to the House of Commons yesterday.
Spring Budget 2017: What does it mean for UK businesses?

Billy Wood

Yesterday (March 8) saw the Chancellor deliver his inaugural Budget with a swaggering, quip-laden performance from the dispatches box, as he unveiled a string of low-key measures aimed at steadying…

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Spring Budget 2017: Hammond to build ‘foundations of a stronger, fairer, better Britain’

Richard Bell

Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to lay out an “upbeat” message for a post-Brexit Britain in his first Spring Budget. The Chancellor will use his speech today (March 8) to highlight…

Spring Budget 2017: Keep up to date with Bdaily

Jamie Hardesty

How will the Chancellor address Brexit in Wednesday’s Budget? This is one of many issues Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to provide answers to when he delivers hs Budget on wednesday…

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Union boss calls for PSA Group to ‘continue to build in Britain’ following £1.9bn purchase of Vauxhall

Nick Hill

On Monday (March 6th) it was announced that PSA Group, the owner of Peugeot and Citroen, has agreed to buy General Motors’ European operations, including Opel and Vauxhall, for £1.9bn. As…

New £20m Technical Centre Opens For Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations
Jaguar Land Rover commits to the UK, but 1,100 jobs could go at Ford

Billy Wood

The post-Brexit landscape for the UK car industry has become a little clearer in the last 24 hours with mixed news from two global automotive giants. In a significant commitment to…

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Government unveils new Strategy to ‘protect and strengthen’ UK’s digital sectors

Richard Bell

The Government has today (March 1) unveiled plans to make the UK the best place in the world for people to launch and grow digital enterprises. The new Digital Strategy will…

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Tesco announces cuts to 1,700 deputy manager roles in Express store chain

Nick Hill

Tesco is set to replace 1,700 deputy managers in its Express convenience stores across the UK. The supermarket chain announced that 3300 lower paid “shift leader” roles will be created at…

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£17.3m funding boost to help drive government’s AI focus

Jamie Hardesty

The government is introducing new measures to support Britain’s AI sector as part of its Digital Strategy. The Strategy, due to published by Culture Secretary Karen Bradley MP on Wednesday (March…

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RBS announces cost-cutting programme as losses spiral to £6.9bn

Billy Wood

UK bank the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has announced it is to embark on cost-cutting measures after revealing its ninth consecutive year of losses in its financial results this…