FORD has said a no-deal Brexit would be catastrophic for the firm’s manufacturing operations in the UK and that it would do “whatever is necessary” to protect its business.
THE British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today published a list of twenty critical questions that remain unanswered for business in the unwelcome event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on March 29.
HIGHWAYS England has ramped up its plans for the Lower Thames Crossing, announcing an updated market engagement process for the £6.8bn project.
FORTH Ports Limited, one of the UK’s largest port groups, has today launched an exciting new online presence and invites people to view their ‘digital’ port at www.forthports.co.uk.
THURROCK Council’s planning team has been recognised as one of the best in the country after being announced as a finalist at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2019.
SCHOOLS, GP surgeries, care homes and village halls across South Essex are set to enjoy from some of the fastest broadband connections in the UK thanks to a £4.5m boost secured by South Essex councils. Homes and local businesses are also expected to benefit from the programme.
THAMES Enterprise Park Ltd has today [4th Febuary 2019] announced a further £8.5m of investment to help transform the former Coryton Oil Refinery site into a new superhub, creating up to 4,500 jobs.
WITH only 50 days to go before Brexit on the 29th of March, the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) has urged the small business community to examine every part of their operations so they can prepare for a withdrawal from the European Union.
A TOTAL of 27 HMV stores are set to be axed from the high street as part of a takeover deal by Canadian music retailer Sunrise Records.
BT Group is responsible for generating £1 in every £55 produced in the East of England’s economy, according to an independent report published today.
GOODS shipped to Britain from the EU are to be waved through 20 UK ports including Port of Tilbury without checks in a No Deal to avoid huge jams – HMRC has declared.
By Paul Tobias-Gibbins www.mpestates.co.uk It’s certain that the South Ockendon housing market in 2018 was a little more restrained than 2016 and 2017, I believe this will continue into 2019. Property ownership is a medium to long term investment so, looking at the long-term, the average South Ockendon homeowner, having owned their property since the […]
A total of 93.68% of Self Assessment tax returns – a new record – were completed by yesterday’s midnight deadline, reveals HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). More than 11.5 million taxpayers were required to file their 2017/18 tax returns by 11.59pm on 31 January. The majority filed on time, but 700,000 taxpayers missed the deadline. […]
UNIFEEDER, recently acquired by DP World, is to begin operating a direct service between Poland and DP World’s London Gateway facility.
THE Government has announced local authorities will receive thousands of pounds in extra cash to help prepare for the UK’s “orderly exit” from the European Union.
FOLLOWING a four-month pilot, UK company Eddie Stobart Logistics has confirmed the launch of a rail service from the Port of Tilbury to Daventry, which it plans to run five days a week with a forecast capacity of 200 containers a week.
A major supermarket is to introduce US style paper bags as part of the escalation on war on plastic reports the BBC.
BUSINESS numbers are soaring in south Essex, with Southend, Basildon and Thurrock welcoming more businesses than anywhere else in the county.
NEW jobs, health facilities and homes are set to come to Thurrock through major regeneration schemes that will be discussed by councillors.
Develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce with S Potter Talent Sue Potter has over 22 years’ experience of working in the corporate world as a Human Resources professional, and is extremely excited about the launch of her Essex based Consultancy S Potter Talent. Sue’s vision is to create learning cultures within business, to motivate, […]
PATISSERIE Valerie has collapsed into administration , putting almost 3,000 jobs at risk. The firm said discussions with its lenders HSBC and Barclays to extend a standstill agreement on its debts had come to nothing, leaving it with no option but to appoint KPMG as administrator. Its parent company Patisserie Holdings has been grappling with the fallout of an accounting fraud.
THE House of Fraser at intu Lakeside has been saved from closure after a last-minute deal was struck to keep it open.
JOHN F Hunt Power has been shortlisted for the Best Plant / Equipment Hire Award in the Festival Supplier Awards 2019.
HOUSEBUILDER, Persimmon, has announced that during 2018 the firm achieved another “strong trading performance” reports Property Reporter. The volume housebuilder said it expected its pre-tax profits for the year ending December 31 2018 to be “modestly ahead” of current market consensus, with the company benefitting from the new schemes it has opened during the year. […]