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Can I let off fireworks at my rental property?

Can I let off fireworks at my rental property?

There's a very real chance that by next year, the use of fireworks on private property will be illegal, but while this may be the last year you can enjoy a display in your back garden, you may already be prohibited if you live in a rental property.

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Dorset Chamber chief executive Ian Girling

Dorset Chamber general election comment

Dorset Chamber chief executive Ian Girling said: "I hope this election will finally bring some certainty for businesses with a clear direction of travel on Brexit. "But as our politicians hit the campaign trail over the coming weeks they must put the domestic agenda back on table, with a strong focus on the economy.

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Halloween could be employers' nightmare - but businesses don't have to be afraid

Inappropriate behaviour, 'sexy' costumes and conflicts of religious belief could make Halloween an HR nightmare for employers, but a few simple steps should leave businesses with little to fear, according to leading provider of legal services and advice, ARAG.

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Ross McNally, Hampshire Chamber Executive Chairman

Hampshire Chamber responds to proposed Brexit agreement

Ross McNally, Executive Chairman of Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "Wherever they stand on Brexit, our members have continually told us that they want to see certainty in the future trading partnership between the UK and the EU. "It has been a rocky road up to now, with years of negotiations and the previous agreement failing to secure parliamentary support.

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Cherries Chairman Jeff Mostyn, centre, with AFC Bournemouth Directors’ Dinner guest speaker Dr Kevin Dutton, fourth right, with staff from Global Reach who sponsored the event

Cherries Chairman Jeff addresses the UN

AFC Bournemouth Chairman Jeff Mostyn has addressed a delegation at the United Nations General Assembly. He travelled to New York to speak in his role as global ambassador for the UN-backed organisation Football for Peace and AFC Bournemouth. Jeff revealed the news to more than 100 businesspeople at the Cherries' Directors' Dinner held at the club's Vitality Stadium.

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Simon Boyd - REIDsteel managing director

BREXIT - input on 'deal' from high profile business Brexit campaigner Simon Boyd of REIDsteel

Simon Boyd, managing director of REIDsteel, said: "I give this deal a cautious welcome as more details of the exact arrangements are still emerging.

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UK Auto gives reality check on ‘no deal’ Brexit, as new survey shows one in three firms already shedding jobs

UK Auto gives reality check on 'no deal' Brexit, as new survey shows one in three firms already shedding jobs

With fewer than 20 days to go before the UK is due to leave the EU, the British automotive industry is today urging an end to dangerous talk of 'no deal' and for all sides to focus energies on an orderly withdrawal to safeguard jobs and the sector's long-term survival. The call comes as the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) publishes the results of a new survey revealing the escalating fears of an industry dependent on free and frictionless trade with the EU.

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Government must deliver Export Vouchers to support struggling small firms

Government must deliver Export Vouchers to support struggling small firms

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is calling on the Department for International Trade and the Treasury to come forward and give small firms a pre-Brexit injection of support to promote exporting by introducing Export Vouchers. These vouchers, up to the value of £3,000, would help small firms on a range of costs from investments in translation services, additional market research, and finding new clients through overseas trade fairs - not only helping to grow individual businesses, but the economy as a whole.

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Customs expert issues fresh Brexit warning, as two-thirds of businesses fail to prepare

Customs expert issues fresh Brexit warning, as two-thirds of businesses fail to prepare

British businesses that are involved in EU imports or exports should be working to a deadline of 15th October to get their no-deal preparations in place, or risk being paralysed by costly delays, according to TheCustomsPeople.co.uk.

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Neil Davies, CEO, Close Brothers Asset Finance

Attitudes among SMEs towards mental ill health 'changing for the better'

While the impact of mental ill health continues to be felt across the SME community, with four in every 10 firms admitting that at least one of their employees has taken time off work because of it, attitudes are changing for the better. Only 7% of SMEs are of the view that feelings towards those suffering from mental ill health is becoming worse, against 45% who say it's changing for the better. In addition, 38% of SMEs have noted an increase in reporting of mental health issues over the last three years.

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David Beaumont, regional director for the South West at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking

South West confidence sees sharp decline in September

Business confidence in the South West of England fell 12 points during September to -1%, according to the latest Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.

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Coleman Marine Insurance reports back from Southampton Boat Show

Coleman Marine Insurance reports back from Southampton Boat Show

The 51st Southampton International Boat Show, powered by 'Borrow A Boat', took place at Mayflower Park, Southampton from 13 - 22nd September 2019. The sun certainly came out for the Show's launch and the first weekend was a scorcher with thousands visiting.

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