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Brexit offers no common wealth

By Sajjad Karim, Conservative MEP for the North West. In my previous column I wrote of the UK’s need to stay in the Single Market and Customs Union. Brexiteers argue that the opportunities presented by Britain’s departure from the EU…

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‘End this aerospace uncertainty’

Britain’s largest union Unite called has called on the government to end the uncertainty for thousands of BAE Systems workers and communities across the country by committing to build the next generation fighter jet in the UK. The call from…


Blackburn: Why go anywhere else?

By Oliver McCann, employment & HR partner, head of Napthens East Lancashire Office. Last year Napthens had to make a decision about our Blackburn office. Following 5 years of 20-30% growth year on year, we had run out of room…


Give Lancashire seats on a Council of the North

A new Council of the North, designed to steer the Northern Powerhouse, should include political and business leaders from Lancashire, says a new report from the the Institution of Civil Engineers. ICE, which advises government on infrastructure and construction policy,…


Lancashire being sidelined in Northern Powerhouse talks

The chief executive of private sector lobbying group and networking club Downtown in Business, Frank McKenna, has warned that Lancashire is in danger of being side-lined in discussions about the future of the Northern Powerhouse. His comments come following a…


Nothing is certain except for death and taxes

In association with Benjamin Franklin said: “Nothing is certain except for death and taxes.” If he were alive today he might consider adding that political and economic uncertainty was also fairly likely too – certainly since the 2008 financial crisis.…


Businesses respond to government’s ‘gig economy’ review

Commentators including Blackburn based employment law specialists Taylors have welcomed a government review which calls for greater legal clarity on the status of workers employed in the ‘gig’ economy. Peter Byrne, partner in employment law at Taylors said the recommendations…

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Brilliant Burnley the place to work

In association with A host of publicly and privately funded regeneration schemes and infrastructure developments have led to an economic renaissance in Burnley at a time when many other parts of the region and wider UK are suffering from a…


Why you might be left waiting for your sale money

By Matthew Catterall, Solicitor, Taylors As a seller, most company owners are primarily concerned with the price to be paid by a prospective purchaser. However, the ‘headline’ price agreed can differ significantly from the cheque that you receive on completion.…

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