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DIB poll calls for chancellor to drop NI hike

The latest DIB online poll asked: What measure do you think Chancellor Rishi Sunak should take to help people through the current cost of living crisis?

The latest DIB online poll asked: What measure do you think Chancellor Rishi Sunak should take to help people through the current cost of living crisis?

Scrapping the planned National Insurance hike was overwhelmingly seen as the most effective way of supporting people through the challenging economic circumstances we currently face.

57% of respondents backed the idea of abandoning the proposal which has been described as a ‘tax on jobs’ by DIB Group Chairman and Chief Executive Frank McKenna. 23% thought an increase in Universal Credit would be more effective, with 20% opting to do away with the ‘green’ levy on energy bills.  

To take this week’s DIB poll please CLICK HERE.

Downtown in Business

£76m spent in Liverpool’s food and drink in Q1

Next week Liverpool Restaurant Week begins. Running from 22-28 April over 75 venues are taking part with hundreds of offers for people to download and enjoy. 

The value of the sector to the city centre economy is laid bare in data from Liverpool BID Company (and platform Beauclair) which analyses UK spend data. 

Food and Drink is now the largest economic sector in the city centre, around 37%. UK card holders spent a whopping £76m in just three months in the city centre’s restaurants and bars. 

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BID’s Safety Partnership wins National approval

Liverpool’s Business Crime Reduction Partnership has been awarded a National Standards Accreditation. Designed to make city centres safer for businesses and employees, there are over 250 Business Crime Reduction Partnerships in the UK. The national standards accreditation provides a benchmark to their achievement and success.

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Qube Residential

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