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Halton Chamber are taking part in the Step up! for Stick ‘n’ Step Challenge

Halton Chamber are taking part in the Step up! for Stick ‘n’ Step Challenge

We are looking to make great strides to get fit, stay healthy and help others and would like you to join us. We’ll be completing a Virtual Climb of Mount Snowdon using the stairs here in Municipal Building. Snowdon is approximately 50 times the height of the building so we’ll be recording how many floors are climbed each day over...

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Wizz Air commence direct flights to the Black Sea Coast from LJLA

Wizz Air commence direct flights to the Black Sea Coast from LJLA

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe commenced their latest service from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) yesterday evening with staff celebrating the airline’s inaugural flight to the Bulgarian Black Sea resort of Varna.   Flights now operate to Varna three times a week with departures on Mo...

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BCC and Indeed: Cost and administrative burden of employment continues to climb

BCC and Indeed: Cost and administrative burden of employment continues to climb

Business is calling on the next Prime Minister to reduce the unsustainable cost of employing people in the UK. Nearly three-quarters (72%) of firms report the cost burden of employment has increased compared to five years ago, according to new research by the British Chambers of Commerce and global job site Indeed.   New research by ...

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iCAN Warning: Copycat Toll Bridge Website

iCAN Warning: Copycat Toll Bridge Website

  Halton Trading Standards have been made aware of a copycat website for both the Mersey Gateway Bridge and the Silver Jubilee Bridge for toll bridge charges. The copycat website charges consumers an additional ‘service fee’ for processing their toll bridge charge(s). The total amount paid is therefore two to three times ...

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BCC comments on inflation statistics

BCC comments on inflation statistics

Commenting on the inflation statistics for June 2019, published today by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:   “Inflation held steady in June, as the upward pressures from clothing and food were offset by weaker outturns in several price catego...

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Carers In the NHS Workforce

Carers In the NHS Workforce

This event, which will be of interest to HR teams, Directors / Deputy Directors of nursing, carer support organisations and those with a responsibility for staff health and wellbeing and staff side colleagues, is jointly hosted by VSNW and Health & Care Partnership for Cheshire & Merseyside.   The current draft ...

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BCC comments on GDP and trade statistics

BCC comments on GDP and trade statistics

Commenting on the latest UK GDP and trade statistics, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:   “Although there was modest rally in GDP growth between April and May, the continued slowdown on the underlying three-month measure is further evidence that the ...

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Northern Powerhouse trade mission to Food Hotel China

Northern Powerhouse trade mission to Food Hotel China

Join this Northern Powerhouse-led mission to Food Hotel China (FHC) 2019 to explore the variety of export opportunities in the largest grocery market in the world. This week-long programme focuses on the food and drink market in Eastern China and the key cities of the Yangtze River Delta. Dates 11 - 15 November 2019   Location S...

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8 top tips for a successful R&D tax claim

8 top tips for a successful R&D tax claim

The government is actively pushing UK companies to claim R&D tax relief, given they have a commitment to spend 2.4% of national wealth on R&D by 2027. However, it is believed that only 5% of qualifying companies for R&D tax relief are making claims. Given that an average R&D claim can be worth c£47,000 to a company P...

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Businesses in the North West urged to register for Making Tax Digital before August

Businesses in the North West urged to register for Making Tax Digital before August

More than 38,000 businesses in the North West, with a turnover above £85,000, have signed up to Making Tax Digital (MTD).   HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is now urging the remaining businesses, that are required to sign up in the region, to do it before the VAT filing deadline next month.   Many of the 1.2 million UK...

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Business Funding Opportunities - Academic Partnerships, Engineering Education, Enterprise Hub

Business Funding Opportunities - Academic Partnerships, Engineering Education, Enterprise Hub

Please see below for details of available funding opportunities:    BUSINESS AND ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIPS Deadline: The deadline for applications to this round is the 24th July 2019. Details: Up to £40m of funding has been all...

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Industry 4.0 for Dummies:  Process automation

Industry 4.0 for Dummies: Process automation

There is increasing clamour around “Industry 4.0” with the main protagonists telling whoever will listen that UK companies must either adopt the principles or get left behind. For many SMEs however, there just isn’t compelling proof of the potential benefits that their company could receive from investing in digitisation, a...

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