Social scientists reflect on our post-Brexit future

In February, UK in a Changing Europe, an authoritative body based at King’s College London promoting independent research into the complex and ever evolving relationship between the UK and the EU, published a comprehensive...

Market towns focused on Covid recovery win millions in Combined Authority grants and partner...

Board members of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority have unanimously voted to approve 22 new project proposals, totalling £4.1 million in grant funding, under the Market Towns Programme for Fenland, Huntingdonshire and East Cambridgeshire. Ranging...

Unemployment rate hits five-year high – East of England

Jonathan Insley, Senior Associate in Birketts’ Employment Team said: “Latest figures released on 26 January 2021 by the Office of National Statistics give further insight into the continuing economic impact in this region. https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/employmentandemployeetypes/datasets/headlinelabourforcesurveyindicatorsfortheeastofenglandhi06 The ONS data...

LESSONS LEARNT FROM A PANDEMIC

In response to COVID-19, we have seen some extraordinary examples of rapid and agile collaboration across the Cambridge Cluster. How can we capitalise on these experiences to do things better and faster in the...

NEW ROUTES TO MARKET FOR HISTORIC HUBS

Rejuvenating the 11 market towns in his patch is a priority for the Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, James Palmer.  The market towns, an integral part of the local combined authority’s industrial strategy, now stand...

NEW HAND TAKES THE HELM

The New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership has appointed business woman C-J Green as its new chair. Co-founder and executive director of BraveGoose, a technology-driven human resources advice solution, she succeeds Doug Field, who served in...

TOURISM RECOVERY PLAN KICKS OFF

A campaign to kick-start Norfolk and Suffolk’s tourism industry and put it ‘top of mind’ for holidaymakers planning a staycation has been launched. Attractions, hotels, theatres and other businesses in the region’s £5bn visitor economy...

REVIVING THE BUSINESS HEART AND SOUL OF A SEASIDE TOWN

Multi-million pound plans are afoot to return Great Yarmouth to its former glory. Great Yarmouth Borough Council has set the wheels in motion of a £49m regeneration package designed to revive the town centre as...

UK mid-market permanently changed by pandemic upheaval

The majority of UK mid-market businesses (88%) have made fundamental changes to their business model during the pandemic, with half also planning to continue with the new model going forward.  That’s according to new research...

The 2020 Vision – Fast Forward

Emile Stuy, Export Director, Anker Stuy Coatings Ltd, Peterborough As a Dutch businessman with a company in the UK, I predict that there will be some hysterical weeks coming up after the official Brexit moment. This...