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Budget 'does not go far enough' says Solihull expert

THE Chancellor’s cut in beer duty is good news for Solihull drinkers but most of the Budget measures announced don’t go far enough to merit a full scale celebration.

Chancellor must use Budget to do more for small businesses, says Solihull acocountant

A Solihull-based accountant has called on Chancellor George Osborne to use his forthcoming Budget to do more to simplify tax for small and growing businesses.

Solihull law group to hold Budget seminar at National Motorcycle Museum

THE prospect of an unprecedented triple dip recession looms, so will George Osborne stick with his austerity and deficit reduction plans or will he attempt to inject funds into the economy in order to give it a boost?

Solihull business showcase looks at procurement

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THE procurement process used by many large organisations can often be a complicated system for small businesses to enter and understand, but at this year’s Solihull Showcase all will be uncovered.

Solihull business showcase offers internet training

BUSINESSES looking to market their website more effectively and increase their ranking on internet search engines should head for this year’s Solihull Showcase and discover how.

Boost business with social media at Solihull workshop

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THE impact of social media on the business world and how to make it work in your favour will be one of the key topics at this year’s Solihull Showcase.

Finding Cheap Laptops This Christmas

People of all ages will consider a laptop the perfect Christmas gift but how can struggling families afford such a large purchase at this time of year?

War veteran charged £63.90 - just to have lunch

A WORLD War II hero who twice escaped from prisoner of war camps is being asked to pay £63.90 for a hot daily meal that was once free of charge.

Budget-cut cops won’t hack riots

CUTTING police budgets would leave officers utterly unable to cope with another outbreak of disorder, a borough councillor has claimed.

Lighten up

I wonder how many people were taken in by the April Fool’s joke in last week’s Solihull News?

Cash cuts putting future of procession in jeopardy

A POPULAR Bank Holiday event could be held for the last time this Monday.

Under threat

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I refer to the letter published on May 7 in response to mine of the week before (Solihull News).

Digging deep as tax precept rises

VILLAGERS living in Hockley Heath are set to see their parish council precept rise by almost 89 per cent, meaning residents will have to fork out a whopping £94.22 at Band D from this April – and this, on top of an average £28 increase from Solihull Council.

Scrappage plan is good for business

THE Government’s much discussed car scrappage scheme which came into effect this week has been welcomed in Solihull.

Scrappage scheme welcomed by Solihull Volkswagen dealer

THE Government’s much discussed car scrappage scheme which came into effect this week has been welcomed in Solihull.

Children will have to bear the brunt of Budget

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WE had the budget this week which revealed just how much of a mess the country is in.

Solihull’s new store helps create jobs

SUPERMARKET chain Asda will create 7,000 jobs this year, which will include building a store in Chelmsley Wood, Solihull.

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