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Commenting on the inflation statistics for September 2018, published today by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Inflation slowed for the first time since April, with food and non-alcoholic drinks placing the largest downward pressure on price growth in September. “Inflation’s trajectory is…

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Cartoon characters used to help Kent housing association Golding Homes promote important health and wellbeing issues have now made national headlines as part of a campaign to teach pre-school children about saving money. The lovable characters in Eddie and Friends animations have already helped youngsters understand the importance of hydration and nutrition and encouraged them…

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Town Centre visitors are in for a treat as Ashford welcomes back The Snowman™ and the Snowdog to this year’s Festive Family Fun Day on Saturday 17 November. Suggested by local traders, the Festive Family Fun Day incorporates and supports local shops and businesses by bringing in residents and visitors for a full day of…

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Griffin Law are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Law Society’s prestigious Excellence Awards, the highest accolade for law firms in England and Wales. Griffin Law has been shortlisted in the Excellence in International Legal Services category in part, for our work on eradicating child and sex abuse in the aid…

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We are delighted to announce that following a comprehensive tender process with each of our members within the Finance sector, we have appointed RIFT R&D to deliver a new Chamber service to raise awareness of the R&D Tax Relief scheme. Our aim is to support members in claiming tax back for the innovative work they do in their…

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Commenting on the labour market figures for October 2018, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “With UK employment high by historic standards and unemployment continuing to fall, the latest figures paint a positive picture of the UK jobs market.    “While wage growth increased again, the pace at which…

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Staff from Furley Page are on a mission to lead healthier and more active lifestyles this autumn as the law firm launches its Pedometer Challenge. 80 members of Furley Page’s staff will compete to walk two million steps; the equivalent of travelling from Canterbury Cathedral to St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Working in five-person teams,…

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Kent is today showcasing the newly upgraded Snodland station to mark the first ever #StationsDay, a day which celebrates the £5.2billion investment to regenerate Britain’s rail stations. This is the first of hundreds of small and medium sized stations that have been improved across the UK since 2009. A further £54 million of private and…

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Commenting on the latest tranche of technical notices to advise businesses in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Hannah Essex, Co-Executive Director at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Firms will welcome the additional information provided in the final batch of technical notices, yet many questions remain unanswered. These highlight the urgency and importance…

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Dakota Blue Breakfast Club – October 2018

Thursday 11th October, 2018

Session: Attracting and retaining the best talent in Kent. Join us for breakfast at an interactive session to discover and discuss. – What does the future look like with unemployment falling and the uncertainty around the Brexit negotiations? – Recruitment and retention, the challenges and opportunities for businesses in Kent – Our top 3 tips…

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