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Outlook for consumer spending sluggish in short term but could brighten in 2020s, as automation reduces prices

Real consumer spending growth is expected to slow from around 1.8% in 2017 to around 1.1% in 2018, according to PwC projections in its latest UK Economic Outlook. Subsequently consumer spending is projected to edge up to 1.3% in 2019, but has…

MIDSHIRE HOSTS ITS BREDBURY NEIGHBOURS

On Wednesday 7th March, local managed print service provider Midshire® hosted its Industrial Park neighbours for Stockport Council’s quarterly Bredbury Area Business Group meeting. There were 17 representatives from 14 local businesses that attended the gathering in a bid to bring the…

LANDMARK DECISION FOR LANDOWNERS CLAIMING TELECOMS DAMAGES

A landmark decision has been made in the High Court which means that telecoms operators cannot hide behind the Electronic Communications Code (“the Old Code”) to prevent landowners from claiming damages if the operators fail to comply with their contractual obligations. The…

CLARKE WILLMOTT APPOINTED TO ACT ON BEHALF OF FORBES VENTURES

Law firm Clarke Willmott LLP is celebrating after being appointed to act on behalf of investment company Forbes Ventures for its corporate law requirements. Forbes Ventures, which is listed on the NEX Exchange Growth Market, has a focus on the finance and…

pro-manchester Continues Expansion Plans With Two New Hires

pro-manchester this week announced two new hires who will play a pivotal role in its growth strategy. Mel Hill joins as Communications Manager and Ilona Alcock takes up the new post of Sector Group Manager. [gallery columns="2" ids="162769,162770"] Mel brings PR, marketing…

Manchester and Liverpool to add another 3,200 hotel rooms as investment in sector continues, according to third UK Hotels Market Index by Colliers International

More than 3,200 hotel rooms will become available in Manchester and Liverpool over the next two years as both cities continue to enjoy a boom in hotel provision, according to the latest UK Hotels Market Index by real estate advisors Colliers International.…

Manchester ranked 10th out of 50 European cities in annual Cities of Influence report by real estate advisors Colliers International

City scores in range of socio-economic factors including talent pool and strength and diversity of universities City scores in range of socio-economic factors including talent pool and strength and diversity of universities. Manchester, 13th March 2018 – Manchester has been ranked 10th in…

Manchester secures European sociological conference

Manchester has been successful in its bid to host the 14th European Sociological Association (ESA) conference. Taking place from 20 – 23rd August 2019, the bi-annual conference will bring together more than 3,000 national and international sociologists, and others from related disciplines,…

Slater And Gordon Is Triumphant on Awards Night

Staff at Slater and Gordon Lawyers are celebrating after the firm scooped two gongs at the prestigious Manchester Legal Awards. Rising star Zak Golombeck took home the Solicitor of the Year award and the Wills, Tax, Trust and Probate team were handed…

Hill Dickinson advises the Greater Manchester Combined Authority on successful bid for £23.8m Full Fibre Network Funding

Leading international law firm Hill Dickinson has advised on the Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s (GMCA) successful bid to fund the roll out of full-fibre connectivity in the region. The GMCA was granted £23.8 million by the Government in the Chancellor’s Spring Statement.…