Sector News

Business rates revaluation postponed

Business rates revaluation postponed

A revaluation of business rates will no longer take place in 2021 to help reduce uncertainty for firms affected by the impacts of coronavirus, Communities Secretary Rt...

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Heavenly Connections

Heavenly Connections

The network increasing awareness of angel investor benefits Minerva Business Angels are part of the University of Warwick Science Park Ltd and initially started as an informal network in 1994.  In 2010 we formed our first investment group and from there we have...

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Tech innovation centre to boost city region’s SMEs

Tech innovation centre to boost city region’s SMEs

Technology innovation centre CPI has announced a new project to work with SMEs across Leeds City Region to accelerate the commercialisation of new formulated products. The project, called ​‘Formulation Technology applied to Materials and Products’ (ForTaMP), is...

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Heading in the right direction

Heading in the right direction

Transformational transport investment for Northern regeneration Productivity is vital for economic growth. It determines the wealth, wages and living standards of a society and is critical for ensuring the long-term success of a country. The Government has said that...

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Coronavirus: EU guidance for a safe return to the workplace

Coronavirus: EU guidance for a safe return to the workplace

How to ensure the health and safety of workers when they come back to the workplace? This important question is on the minds of many employers as EU countries plan or execute a progressive return to work after coronavirus. In response, the European Agency for Safety...

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The state of investment into UK Life Sciences companies

The state of investment into UK Life Sciences companies

Some of the key challenges of the 21st century will be biological; ageing populations, antibiotic resistant bacteria, and the threat of epidemics, as illustrated by the spread of the coronavirus, are just a few of the developments that require urgent attention....

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Next steps on Government support for start-ups

Next steps on Government support for start-ups

After the announcement of the Government support for startups earlier this week, we wanted to explain a little more about what the next steps on this package of support will be, and how you can input.First, as you will likely have seen the Government’s £1.25bn support...

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Welsh Government support for Microbusinesses

Welsh Government support for Microbusinesses

The Welsh Government has introduced 2 separate grant schemes, the Non Domestic Rates grant and the Economic Resilience Fund. The Economic Resilience Fund is broken down as follows: £100m COVID-19 Wales Business Loan Scheme administered by Development Bank of Wales...

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