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The Rise of the Electric Car
5 Feb 2015

As you will all know, company cars have taken a bit of a beating from the taxman over recent years.  This has resulted in a lot of clients financing their own cars personally and then claiming 45p per mile for…
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Help for taking on and training apprentices
14 May 2013

Since our last manufacturing newswire where we provided details of government support for apprenticeship recruitment we have been speaking to a local entity, Appris, who are a leading support agency in the region serving many manufacturing businesses. Formed in 2012…
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Looking to grow your business? – About GrowthAccelerator
14 May 2013

GrowthAccelerator is a new, premium, subsidised service that aims to help England’s brightest growing businesses achieve their ambitions with rapid, sustainable growth.  It’s a partnership between private enterprise and government. GrowthAccelerator’s network of growth experts work side by side with…
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Export Week 13 to 17 May – High Growth Markets
14 May 2013

We understand that UKTI are organising a week of high-profile events promoting exporting to business. A series of seminars and events are being held regarding how to go about doing business elsewhere in the world especially in the fast growing…
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The Budget 2013
14 May 2013

In the recent budget the Chancellor continued to play a careful balancing act between attempting to create a platform for economic growth, whilst also clawing back spending. Manufacturing is seen as being crucially important in driving UK economic growth and…
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Peer to peer lending
14 May 2013

Peer to peer lending (P2P lending) is in its infancy and whilst the jury is still out, it has the potential to have an impact on the funding landscape for SME’s. P2P lending is the principle that one party lends…
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Launch of the Leeds City Region LEP: Business Growth Programme
14 May 2013

This programme announced in mid February 2013 provides grant funding to eligible SME businesses based in or planning to invest in the Leeds City Region LEP * Grants of between £ 10k and £ 1m are available to create new…
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Government support for apprentice recruitment
14 Jan 2013

Following a review by social entrepreneur, Justin Holt the Government is modifying the Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (AGE). The Holt review was commissioned to review ways to make apprenticeships more accessible for medium and small businesses and found that apprenticeships…
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New R&D Innovation Grant launched for companies in the UK
14 Jan 2013

If you are looking for funding for a innovative research project then this may be of interest to you. The government are clearly keen to incentivise research and development and along with tax credits R & D grants are seen…
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Export opportunities in emerging markets
14 Jan 2013

We all know that UK businesses have been outsourcing some of their manufacturing operations to emerging economies to drive down their costs. As wealth in these emerging economies increases this presents tremendous opportunities for UK manufacturers and Western brands are…
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