March 10, 2022

Time to rethink tax hikes and net zero targets?

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The idea of a tax hike and ambitious net zero targets may have looked attractive post-COVID and pre-Christmas. But with the cost of living crisis biting hard, inflation running amok, and Vladimir Putin throwing the world into crisis, Frank McKenna is urging the government to rethink its plans.

What next for Lancashire?

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Downtown in Business hosted a Roundtable discussion were the future of Lancashire was debated by business leaders from across the county.

Sunak massive bailout part 2

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The Chancellor is contemplating a second massive bail out just two years after the pandemic furlough scheme. Jim looks at the energy options facing the government on the world stage.

Procurement Director signals big changes in education sector construction projects

Downtown Manchester hosted the ‘Manchester Property Club – Education Sector’ in association with Procure Partnerships Framework and Kier Group. DIB was joined by Founder and Director of Procure Partnerships Framework, Robbie Blackhurst, who led the discussion on development projects and management within the education sector, how the nature and scale of these projects have changed over the last two years due to the pandemic, and the government’s Construction Playbook.