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January 26, 2023

The Tory party is ungovernable

  • by chris

In his latest blog, Frank McKenna explains why it would be good for the Tory Party if they lost the next General Election.

Annual leave calculation U-turn

  • by chris

In the latest update from the world of HR, Victoria looks at the latest government proposal regarding annual leave calculations.

Birmingham 2023 Outlook

  • by chris

Kevin Johnson from Urban Communications looks at what the next twelve months might hold for Birmingham.

DIB Boss on GB News

  • by chris

The Group chair and chief executive of Downtown in Business Frank McKenna will once again feature on the GB News channel. He will be reviewing the weeks big news stories alongside MPs Esther McVey and Philip Davies.

New Liverpool Labour Leader impresses Downtown audience

The recently elected leader of the Liverpool City Council Labour Group, Councillor Liam Robinson, was the guest speaker at Downtown in Business Liverpool first event of 2023, at an exclusive Breakfast Forum at the magnificent Gaucho Restaurant on Thursday morning.

North demands more power

  • by chris

Jim reports from the Convention of the North in Manchester. A confident gathering with demands for sweeping devolution powers. But questions remain over both parties willingness to go along with it. Jim also found the North West is trailing the North East in its enthusiasm for any devolution deals at all.


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