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Ross McNally, Hampshire Chamber Executive Chairman

Spring Statement offers 'balance', says Hampshire Chamber

Responding to the Chancellor's Spring Statement on 13 March, 2018, Ross McNally, Executive Chair of Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "This was never going to be a day of major fiscal announcements but the Chancellor did signal support for new investment in productivity, skills and infrastructure which we welcome.

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Rose Duly, Tax Consultant at Ward Goodman.

A Budget full of pick 'n' mix statistics and reiteration of old news

Ward Goodman, the Dorset based firm of Chartered Accountants and Independent Financial Advisers, has commented on today's spring budget, stating Philip Hammond's statement is something of a 'non event' with the Chancellor taking the opportunity to tell us a selection of the more cheerful economic news, but maintained his familiar policies of keeping public spending as low as possible.

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DCCI chief executive Ian Girling

Dorset Chamber reaction to Spring Statement

Ian Girling, Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) chief executive, said: "Businesses in Dorset will have welcomed the Chancellor's upbeat tone and the revised growth forecasts.

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The gift of time: half of mums say the greatest gift this mother’s day will be time with their child

The gift of time

Half of mums say the greatest gift this mother's day will be time with their child.

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Paul Kinvig - GDPR Advice Seminar

BID Hosts Expert GDPR Advice Seminar

The Bournemouth Town Centre BID has hosted a free advice seminar, aimed at helping Town Centre BID Levy payers to prepare well in advance of upcoming EU GDPR Legislation.

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Neil Davies CBAF CEO

Prospect of artificial Intelligence of limited concern for UK SMEs

The majority of the UK's SMEs are largely unconcerned about the prospect of artificial intelligence (AI), with the potential of improved productivity seen as a potential major benefit, according to research from Close Brothers Asset Finance.

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How contractors should respond to the Carillion collapse

Michael Gallucci, managing director of construction consultancy MPG, advises firms affected by the collapse of Carillion how to respond.

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Pause Cat Cafe in Bournemouth launches #FelineGood campaign to address the winter blues.

Can cats hold the key to better mental health?

Pause Cat Cafe in Bournemouth launches #FelineGood campaign to address the winter blues. A series of wellbeing events will be held at the cafe over the next month and the cafe hopes the campaign will get people talking about mental health both online and in the community.

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Frances Miles, director, Jobshop UK; Kevin Green, CEO of the REC; Tracey Wood, director, Jobshop UK.

CEO of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation discusses the future of jobs

Bournemouth based recruitment specialists, Jobshop UK, welcomed Kevin Green, CEO of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) to its Directors' Lunch where he discussed the future of jobs and the impact of technology on employment, both nationally and globally. Kicking off with some positive news about the UK's resilient jobs market, which has adapted to, and survived the recession of 2008/09, Mr Green announced that currently a record 32 million people are in work - over 3 million more than in 2010.

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CBI sets out business priorities for 2018

In a year-end letter to members, Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, set out her review of the year that has been and the business priorities for 2018 to help ensure the economy thrives in all corners of the UK. Reflecting on 2017, Carolyn said: "Certainty, predictability and calmer politics were all on our Christmas wish-list for 2017, but it was not to be. The year soon turned into a rollercoaster ride, full of jaw-dropping twists and turns from the start.

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Christmas wishes from 'The Business' magazine

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Over a fifth of employees admit they're secretly dreading their office Christmas party

And one in six office 'Scrooges' said they would rather avoid the celebration all together - and the reason behind this lack of excitement is no secret either. The survey of 2000 office workers revealed that 40% of workers are worried about embarrassing themselves in front of their bosses.

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