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Unemployed in Kent has Dropped

Posted on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

The number of people on unemployment benefits has fallen in Kent, following the national trend. There were 759 fewer claimants on the dole in April, a total of 18,646, according to the Office for National Statistics. Every local authority in the county recorded a fall in the number of people on Jobseeker’s Allowance. The largest…

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Look Once, Look Twice… Think Cyclist and Think Bike

Posted on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Medway Council and Kent County Council Road Safety Teams are joining forces to bring a vital message to the county in the hope they can reduce the number of pedal cyclists and motorcyclists being injured in road crashes. The campaign will roll out over May through to the end of June and sees over 120…

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Bank of England Says UK Economy to Grow by 2.5% in 2015

Posted on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

The Bank of England has cut its 2015 growth forecast from 2.9% to 2.5%, and for next year from 2.9% to 2.6%, as governor Mark Carney unveiled his quarterly inflation report. And it backed expectations interest rates may rise in about a year’s time. Mr Carney also said deflation could emerge during the year, but…

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Driving Licence Changes

Posted on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

From 8 June 2015, the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence will not be valid and will no longer be issued by DVLA. The counterpart was introduced to display driving licence details that could not be included on the photocard. These details include some vehicle categories you are entitled to drive and any endorsement/penalty…

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Tidal Thames Vision – May & June 2015

Posted on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

On Wednesday 6 May we closed the initial call for evidence which kick started our 12-month project to develop a Vision for the tidal Thames. We’ve had a strong response from members of the public, together with organisations and companies with Thames related operations and interests.  The next phase in the project is a series…

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Employability Skills for Higher Education Students

Posted on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

A common theme across HE policy and funding throughout the UK is the need to ensure that graduates are prepared for, and able to contribute to, the economy and society. The development of graduates with relevant attributes, skills and knowledge has placed graduate employability at the centre of the HE agenda. There are a number…

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BCC’s UK Monthly Economic Review for May

Posted on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

This briefing provides an easy-to-use commentary on the key economic indicators for UK businesses. The report also provides a comparison between the economic data compiled by external organisations such as the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the BCC’s own Quarterly Economic Survey and economic forecast. This month’s headlines: Outlook for the UK economy remains…

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On 12th May 2015, 5.30pm and join us after for refreshments Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, Ashford Business Point, Waterbrook Avenue, Sevington, Ashford, TN24 0LH. Tel 01233 812606 / mvint@foxwoodmaclean.co.uk May the Election result affect property investment Unlock the Potential of your Pension and should you? How to Make Property Investment Work for you Property…

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Quarterly Economic Survey latest findings – Q1 2015

Posted on Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Kent Invicta is one of nine Chambers in the South East that are accredited by British Chambers of Commerce. The Quarterly Economic Survey run by BCC, the largest UK survey of its kind, is administered by every accredited Chamber. The questionnaire, honed over many years to gather a wealth of information, takes only about 3…

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Revolution Events Acquires Kent 2020 Vision LIVE

Posted on Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Kent-based company takes full control of UK’s largest regional B2B event Revolution Events have announced their acquisition of the Kent 2020 Vision portfolio of events and information services, after successfully managing the events on contract for the past four years. The move will ensure the long-term future of the UK’s largest regional B2B event, Kent…

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