Voice of Business with Steve Rankin

Wiltshire Business Online: Voice of Business with Steve Rankin

1:10pm Wednesday 13th March 2013

It is perhaps time to take another look at how the economy is performing.

Voice of Business with Steve Rankin

1:31pm Wednesday 10th November 2010

The Government must make sure the UK’s migration system is designed to support the economic recovery.

Voice of business

2:44pm Friday 27th November 2009

The reputation of business has taken a severe knock during the recession, and not just in the banking sector.

Voice of Business

2:32pm Wednesday 28th October 2009

It’s time for the EU to get real about its position in the world. The EU’s role is, and will remain, very important.

Voice of Business

4:04pm Thursday 1st October 2009

There are seven reasons why manufacturing matters.

Business has been marginalised

10:22am Monday 31st August 2009

In recent months, the government has revamped the structures of regional government.

Voice of Business

12:33pm Monday 27th July 2009

The UK economy is undergoing a massive course of steroids. The big question for policymakers is how to generate sustainable growth once the medication starts to wear off.

Voice of Business

10:37am Tuesday 7th July 2009

Weak public finances present the biggest threat to fragile economic recovery. Green shoots are starting to appear across the economy, but they have shallow roots.

Voice of Business

12:56pm Monday 1st June 2009

The radically changing relationships between Government and business here in the UK are going to have a fundamental impact on all of us. There are six main drivers of these big changes.

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10:47am Monday 11th May 2009

A little noticed Bill is nearing the end of its passage through Parliament. The Business Rates Supplement Bill has received little publicity, but if it were to be enacted in its present form it could inflict serious damage on companies.

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Wiltshire Business Online: Steve Rankin

4:10pm Tuesday 3rd March 2009

It's all about confidence. A couple of weeks ago, the Government unleashed a massive assault on the credit crunch.

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Wiltshire Business Online: Steve Rankin

1:50pm Tuesday 3rd February 2009

ONE of the few advantages of tough economic conditions is that they can throw into relief one or more of the fundamental problems facing the country.

Voice of business

Wiltshire Business Online: Steve Rankin

2:18pm Tuesday 2nd December 2008

Governments can be guilty of some astonishing lapses of clear-headedness.

Voice of business

Wiltshire Business Online: Steve Rankin

3:20pm Tuesday 4th November 2008

AS GOVERNMENTS run hard to keep pace with events, it is perhaps salutary to try and stand back and see if our experience of previous financial challenges offers any lessons that Britain must heed in the face of the credit crunch and the economic slowdown it faces today.

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Wiltshire Business Online: Steve Rankin

10:15am Tuesday 7th October 2008

I SPENT the best part of the 22 years between the beginning of the 80s and the early years of this century outside the UK.

Voice of business

Wiltshire Business Online: Steve Rankin

12:52pm Tuesday 5th August 2008

THERE is a real danger that we could talk ourselves into a recession. News bulletins inflamed by injudicious announcements and scaremongering emanating from certain quarters of the business community risk exaggerating the economic difficulties we are now encountering.

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Wiltshire Business Online: Steve Rankin

2:35pm Tuesday 1st July 2008

THE CBI's latest annual survey shows that staff absence rates are costing the UK economy some £13.2 billion a year and, as usual, the laggards are to be found in the public sector where the gap with private industry has hit a new high.

Voice of business

Wiltshire Business Online: Steve Rankin

10:47am Wednesday 4th June 2008

QUITE a lot has been written recently, and in this column in particular, about the burden of corporate taxation and its effect on company decision-making.

Record tax increases beggar belief

Wiltshire Business Online: Steve Rankin

2:33pm Wednesday 7th May 2008

IT beggars belief that when all the economic forecasts are pointing to a marked slowdown in economic activity, the Government has decided to lumber business with record tax increases.

Taxes rise on businesses

Wiltshire Business Online: Steve Rankin

11:18am Wednesday 5th March 2008

So now we know. The Chancellor has confirmed that before an economic slowdown, his response will be - to raise taxes on business.

How will the economy shape up?

Wiltshire Business Online: Steve Rankin

5:54pm Tuesday 4th December 2007

MORE than a decade of low inflation, low interest rates and high growth have largely kept the economy out of the headlines.

What keeps you awake at night?

Wiltshire Business Online: Steve Rankin

11:26am Tuesday 4th September 2007

Ask business people in Thames Valley to name the issues that keep them awake at night, and the odds are that they will put skills and training high up on the list.




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