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Pub numbers fall but jobs increase, new figures show

Almost one in four UK pubs have closed in the past decade with smaller, rural pubs being the worst affected, according to new figures from the Office of National Statistics. They show that in the North West, parts of East Lancashire have lost the greatest proportion...

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Research backs value of technology PR

Why do some things catch on and become massive hits when similar ideas fail? And what is the secret to making products that people like? These are important questions for tech companies – or indeed any business with a new product or service. In his book Hit Makers:...

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7 reasons for businesses to use PR

'What can PR do for my business?' That is a common question from smaller businesses - so here are seven reasons to incorporate it as part of your marketing mix: 1. Reach the audience in the most cost-effective way As PR focuses on gaining free editorial coverage, it...

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Insolvency professionals welcome clampdown on rogue directors

Government plans to clamp down on directors who dissolve companies to avoid paying workers or pensions have been welcomed by insolvency practitioners in the North West. The proposals, which were announced on Sunday and represent the biggest changes to the corporate...

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Cost of food is most likely reason families struggle to payday

Three in ten adults in the North West (29%) struggle to reach payday – with the cost of food most likely to be the cause of this, according to research by the insolvency trade body R3. Its latest survey shows that almost half (48%) of adults living in the region who...

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Insolvency professionals welcome clampdown on rogue directors

Government plans to clamp down on directors who dissolve companies to avoid paying workers or pensions have been welcomed by insolvency practitioners in the North West. The proposals, which were announced on Sunday and represent the biggest changes to the corporate...

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Cost of food is most likely reason families struggle to payday

Three in ten adults in the North West (29%) struggle to reach payday – with the cost of food most likely to be the cause of this, according to research by the insolvency trade body R3. Its latest survey shows that almost half (48%) of adults living in the region who...

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Katie Price case shows why people turn to IVAs

The decision by businesswoman and former glamour model Katie Price to work with her creditors to try and agree an Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA) has shone a spotlight on a procedure many might not have heard of – but it’s actually the most common form of...

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Business insolvencies continue upward trend

The number of business insolvencies continued its upward trend in the second quarter of the year, according to the latest official figures released today. While the number of insolvencies was down by 12% compared to the first quarter – when the figures reached a...

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Young women in North West most likely to become insolvent

The number of personal insolvencies in the North West Increased for the second year running in 2017 - with women being more likely than men to be affected, according to government figures released today. They show that over half (55.2%) of those who became insolvent...

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Jean is new chair of R3 North West women’s group

The R3 North West Women’s Group, which represents female insolvency and restructuring professionals in the region, has appointed Jean Boldero as its new chair. Jean, who is a legal director with Addleshaw Goddard’s restructuring team in Manchester, takes over from...

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1 in 5 North West companies are victim of ‘domino effect’

Around one in five, (19%) of Northern companies may have suffered a hit to their finances following the insolvency of a customer, supplier or debtor in the last six months, according to new research from R3, the insolvency and restructuring trade body. The figures are...

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