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The survey takes all of 3 minutes and will reach Local and National Government and the Bank of England. The information you provide will help shape Greater Manchester Policies to support businesses. Follow this link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=yvtMDjWx1Hbpc2M_2fGjlqBg_3d_3d

Big Changes to Business Rates ahead

There have been promises from Central Government to review Business Rates for a number of years. Whilst some short term reliefs have been created, we have seen no significant change to the way the system works and we understand the next review is due after 2017.

There’s no doubt that this review will be a massive undertaking, but Businesses need to see some change sooner rather than later. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) have released their findings. You can review the article by clicking here.

Government plans to protect Apprenticeships

Too often Apprenticeships are devalued because they are associated with low quality courses. The Apprenticeship is one of many pathways to a future career and should not be considered the poor relation. To read more about how the Government intends to protect Apprenticeships see the article written by BBC News Click Here

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