April 2009

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Get your free brief before breakfast

AN EARLY morning seminar covering legal and financial topics will allow delegates to catch up on legislation and be back in the office just as the working day gets under way. The free seminar, being…


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Queensgate up for sale?

QUEENSGATE shopping centre in Peterborough could be up for sale, according to a report in Property Week magazine. Aviva Investors and joint venture partner Hammerson have instructed agent CB Richard Ellis to sell the scheme….


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Greenwoods gives green city a boost

A PACKAGE of legal services tailored to the needs of businesses in the environmental sector has been launched in Peterborough. The city’s bid to become the UK’s Environment Capital is attracting green businesses to the…



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Ministers misled businesses, says chamber

BUSINESSES across Peterborough have been severely misled by government ministers and are facing a 5 per cent increase in their business rates for the next few months despite Alistair Darling’s assurances to the contrary, according…



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No rates relief yet, says city council

PETERBOROUGH City Council has reminded local businesses that the government’s relief package has not yet come into effect and business rate payers are required to pay the business rate instalments quoted in their recent bills….


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Is dismissing employees about to get easier?

THE rules around sacking staff are about to change. Solicitor Luke Tapp (left) explains how and offers advice to employers on handling the transition THE widely disliked Statutory Dispute Resolution Procedures (SDRP) which govern disciplinary,…


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Chamber hits out at tax hikes

PETERBOROUGH Chamber of Commerce has condemned the government’s decision to increase fuel duty and business rates and claims that implementing these changes now will severely undermine the UK’s economic recovery. John Bridge OBE (left), Chief…