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Managing Growth Out of Lockdown; Cash is King
Managing Growth Out of Lockdown; Cash is King
Managing Growth Out of Lockdown; Cash is King
In this week's episode of Impromptu Business Chat, James and Mark talk about the encouraging signs coming out of lockdown and the prospect of economic recovery and growth.
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Chamber News
Lowestoft secures £24.9million in Government funding
Lowestoft secures £24.9million in Government funding
Lowestoft secures £24.9million in Government funding

Following a successful bid to the Government’s £3.6 billion Towns Fund, it has today been confirmed that Lowestoft will be offered £24.9 million to invest in the regeneration of the town, driving economic growth and acting as a catalyst for future investment.

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Spring Budget 2021 Summary
Spring Budget 2021 Summary
Spring Budget 2021 Summary
This Budget Summary from MHA Larking Gowen covers the key tax changes announced in the Chancellor’s speech, including measures to mitigate the impact of coronavirus, and explains how these changes affect businesses and individuals.
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Extension to the reduced VAT rate for the tourism, leisure and hospitality industry
Extension to the reduced VAT rate for the tourism, leisure and hospitality industry
Extension to the reduced VAT rate for the tourism, leisure and hospitality industry
Martin Sanders, specialist at MHA Larking Gowen breaks down what the Budget statement means for the tourism sector.
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Tourism Business Chat with Philip Turner, managing director of Chestnut
Tourism Business Chat with Philip Turner, managing director of Chestnut
Tourism Business Chat with Philip Turner, managing director of Chestnut
In this week’s Tourism Business Chat, Chris Scargill speaks to Philip Turner, founder and managing director of Chestnut. Philip has high hopes for the sector moving out of COVID-19. His insights are key for anyone working in the sector, at any level, and business leaders who’ve been impacted by closures or restrictions during the last year.
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Budget 2021
Budget 2021
Budget 2021
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented his second Budget on Wednesday 3 March 2021. In his speech he stated his Budget ‘meets the moment with a three-part plan to protect the jobs and livelihoods of the British people’.
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Chamber News
Protect Duty Consultation
Protect Duty Consultation
Protect Duty Consultation

“In response to multiple attacks and subsequent public enquiries, the UK has launched an 18 week consultation period on the “Protect Duty”. It is proposed that this duty will provide legislation to promote Counter Terrorist (CT) protective measures in publicly assessible locations (PALs) and will place an emphasis on site operators and Local Authorities to ensure that suitable, proportionate CT measures are in place to protect the public.

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Kloeckner Metals UK introduces an impressive range of Line Pipe products, Fittings & Flanges
Kloeckner Metals UK introduces an impressive range of Line Pipe products, Fittings & Flanges
Kloeckner Metals UK introduces an impressive range of Line Pipe products, Fittings & Flanges
Kloeckner Metals UK now stock an impressive range of Line Pipe products, including Fittings and Flanges. Available in various grades, diameters and wall thicknesses, these Carbon Steel conveyance pipes are designed for high pressure applications, in a variety of grades, which makes them ideal for use within industries that operate in harsh environments.
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Chamber News
Suffolk Chamber's initial reaction to Budget 2021
Suffolk Chamber's initial reaction to Budget 2021
Suffolk Chamber's initial reaction to Budget 2021

“At first glance, Suffolk Chamber is impressed with how this Budget will support both the short-term recovery and the long-term renewal of our local and regional economy.

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Business Insights Chat with Mark Ferguson, Managing Director of Castle Colour Packaging
Business Insights Chat with Mark Ferguson, Managing Director of Castle Colour Packaging
Business Insights Chat with Mark Ferguson, Managing Director of Castle Colour Packaging
In this week’s Business Insights Chat, Ian Fitch speaks to Mark Ferguson, managing director of Castle Colour Packaging, a specialist packaging manufacturer. Mark’s insights into lockdown offer a unique perspective in this series, as they were identified as an essential business at the start of the first lockdown.
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