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£40m Fund open for applications to transform coastal communities

Multi-million pound funding to transform the UK’s coastal communities through investment in jobs, skills and local businesses opened for bids today (26 February 2018) announced Coastal Communities Minister, Jake Berry. 500 new businesses supporting 5,500+ plus jobs have been created thanks to the government’s Coastal Communities Fund. The opening of the next £40 million round […]

New Look announces closures

New Look today announces a proposal to reduce its UK store estate and rental costs amid challenged trading performance and a difficult retail environment. The Company is today instigating a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) and seeking approval from creditors on a plan to improve the operational performance of the Company. Under the proposal, New Look […]

Beckenham votes YES for town centre BID

Beckenham businesses have voted for YES in the Business Improvement District ballot. The ‘Beckenham Together’ BID will give Beckenham businesses a greater say in how the town centre is managed. It follows the outcome of the 4 week ballot which saw a majority of businesses voting for the BID proposal. The total number of votes […]

Government backs clamp down on rogue parking firms

Drivers will receive new legal protections from unscrupulous private parking operators as Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid today, Sunday 28th January 2018, confirmed that government will support new legislation aimed at raising standards in the industry. Evidence shows that, in total, nearly 10,000 people approached the Citizen’s Advice Bureau for advice on private parking tickets last […]

Shewsbury celebrates origins of Independent thinking with Darwin festival

This February, Shewsbury will celebrate our intrinsic links to Darwin with a festival like never before – a full-on DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival of discovery. From free guided tours to brainteasing lectures and dance performances – join in the host of interactive events being staged in and around the town. The DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival is organised […]

IPM launch The BID Foundation

The BID Foundation has launched today (Wednesday 17th January) to meet challenges facing high streets and commercial districts up and down the country. Against a backdrop of ever more difficult trading conditions and local government cuts, the new industry-led body will help Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) manage town and city centre retail, leisure, and other […]

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