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Birmingham bosses’ personal lives affected by UK economy

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A number of bosses at small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Birmingham have confessed that the state of the economy is taking its toll on their personal lives.

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High speed London-Birmingham rail link divides business groups

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The government has confirmed plans to proceed with the construction of a controversial, high-speed rail link between Birmingham and London. The new £33 billion operation has sparked a mixed debate amongst businesses and economists.

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New office traders target SMEs in Birmingham

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Start ups, sole traders and small to medium sized enterprises are being targeted by a new serviced office operation in the Birmingham area.

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Government awards SMEs £95 million in grants

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The government has announced plans to help small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) by awarding them with up to £95million in grants.

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Birmingham Post Business award winners announced

Pailton Engineering has been named as the ‘2011 Company of the Year’ at the Birmingham Post Business awards.

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New supermarket development for Selly Oak

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Leading UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has announced plans to build a new complex and store in Selly Oak

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Are government economic policies out of touch with reality for businesses?

Will the government cut the red tape for small businesses?

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) believes that government policies to help boost the economy are “out of touch with reality”.

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The Midlands sees a boost in buyouts

The Midlands are head and shoulders above the rest of the UK in management buyouts, as both the number and value of buyouts continues to increase.

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UK Manufacturing output falls for August

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The UK manufacturing industry has taken a hit due to the sharp decline in export orders during August. The Markit/Cips manufacturing purchase managers index (PMI) fell to a 26 month low in August. The survey of over 600 firms found …

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Wandsworth Businesses Offered £2,000 in grants to recover from riots

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Businesses damaged from the Battersea riots earlier this month can now apply for a restoration grant of up to £2,000. The grant is being offered by Wandsworth Council to provide small businesses with a temporary financial fix to repair shops …

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