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Make UK welcomes budget incentives for apprentices and training

Make UK welcomes the Chancellor’s new incentives to encourage businesses to take on apprenticeships

Make UK, which trains hundreds of apprentices at its world-class Technology Hub in Aston, Birmingham, has welcomed the Chancellor’s new incentives to encourage businesses to take on apprenticeships, announced in the recent Budget. Rishi Sunak unveiled a new series of measures, including a doubling of the cash incentives to take …

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Budget commentary – To realise the full benefit of Freeports, further infrastructure investment will be essential

Budget commentary on Freeports

Kevin Bell, transport partner at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson, comments: “We welcome the fantastic news that the Government has decided to set up a Freeport on Teesside. This will undoubtedly help deliver transformational improvements and drive forward the levelling up agenda. This Freeport will bring millions of pounds of …

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SMMT statement on the Budget

SMMT statement on the Budget

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “Today’s budget provides some encouragement to an automotive sector hit hard by the pandemic and additional trading costs but it falls short of the support needed to transform the industry and market to the net zero future to which both the government and industry …

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Budget should give business a boost, says Rob Oliver CEO, CEA

Budget should give business a boost, says Rob Oliver CEO, CEA

Following Rishi Sunak’s budget, Rob Oliver CEO, CEA (Construction Equipment Association) comments: “Whilst the necessary extension of the furlough scheme and additional support for covid-19 challenged business was welcome and expected, there were also some interesting initiatives that may be of direct benefit to the construction sector. The announcement of …

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CPS urges Chancellor to help private sector drive recovery

CPS urges Chancellor to help private sector drive recovery

The Chancellor’s most urgent priority at the Budget is to support the economy through the final stages of the pandemic, by extending furlough, the business rates holiday, welfare support and the stamp duty holiday. Beyond that, the best long-term recipe for prosperity is to prioritise growth over short-term deficit reduction. …

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