It has been another busy week in business and beyond and what better way to catch up on the main stories than with some of Gloucestershire's leading business figures?
The Punchline Talks hot seat headed to the Houses of Parliament this week as Stroud MP Siobhan Baillie settles in to face the questions.
Relaxation to the planning rules have provided a lifeline for many of our favourite pubs, restaurants and cafes struggling to survive in the midst of the global pandemic.
We've written before about the challenge faced when you've just retired to ensure you have enough money to last the rest of your life. This time, we'll give you some strategies.
It is nearly the weekend so time for your weekly appointment with some of Gloucestershire's leading business figures discussing the week's biggest stories.
Punchline Talks grabbed a quick drink as it welcomed James Strickland, co-owner of Cheltenham-based Neptune Rum, into the hot seat.
It seems a thing of the past now, but I remember being at a conference last year and being told an interesting fact about the audit industry.
The one common agreement amongst business owners, whether they have a start-up or an established company, is that running your own business can be quite a lonely place.
Punchline Talks dressed up to welcome the latest guest in the video hot seat - bespoke shirt maker Emma Willis MBE.
Every Friday Punchline-Gloucester.com brings together leading business figures from across Gloucestershire to discuss and debate the week's biggest stories.
According to the National Housing Federation, an estimated 8.4m people in England are living in an unaffordable, insecure or unsuitable home.
There is confusion once again around rules for the impending Lockdown from November 5, and heightened anxiety amongst those in a housing chain, or about to move to a newly purchased or rented property.
Join Punchline editor Mark Owen and our panel of experts for this week's Friday briefing on the biggest business stories from the last few days.
Paul Soden, owner of five pubs and restaurants in Gloucester, is this week's inhabitant of the Punchline Talks hot seat.
Now we are through that initial lockdown and technically in a recession, businesses are starting to focus on the medium and longer term, there are key steps you can take to maintain a #BusinessForTomorrow
We spend much of our working lives looking towards retirement as a goal. But actually, retirement is not the destination, it's only part of the journey.
Despite the constant change around us, many organisations are trying to look forward.
Time is a precious commodity and technology is key to getting more of it.
VIDEO: Councillor Steve Jordan talks to Mark Owen about his decision to step down as leader of Cheltenham Borough Council
VIDEO: Peter Cooke, chairman of Sanctus Group, talks to Mark Owen about the company's environmental work, training - and wine
VIDEO: Adam Henson, TV presenter and director of Cotswold Farm Park, talks to Mark Owen about the challenges facing farming during the pandemic and balancing two careers
VIDEO: In a far-ranging interview Dale Vince, founder of Ecotricity and chairman of Forest Green Rovers, talks to Mark Owen
VIDEO: Gillian Keegan, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills at the Gloucestershire Jobs, Skills and Apprenticeships Lift Off at Kingsholm.
VIDEO: Test driving Peugeot's new e-208 electric car with Gary Williams from Warner Cars, Gloucester.
The financial planning team at Cirencester-based Proposito have developed a money wheel to coincide with this week's national Financial Planning Week.
Move over furlough leave, make way for the Job Support Scheme - Nigel Tillott of Davies and Partners
The Chancellor has been under increasing pressure to put something in its place and yesterday the Job Support Scheme was announced.
As financial planners, we specialise in supporting our clients with their retirement planning, and of course focussing on their pensions.
Nathan McLoughlin chartered town planner and owner of McLoughlin Planning Ltd introduces a recent change to planning policy that may prove useful to businesses across Gloucestershire.
It is vital that business owners have the key information that they need to make sound business decisions.
Ben Harrison looks at how both landlords and owner occupiers can increase the value of their commercial property through adding sustainable features.
How can we improve our business sales? From my experience, this is one of the most frequent questions we get asked.
What do you get in return from your electricity supplier? Probably just electricity, perhaps gas? With solar PV you get more than just electricity.
Few will deny that the planning system is an antiquated dinosaur, which needs to be more agile, more flexible and better resourced, in order to deliver the housing supply so desperately needed.
Why did we lose that deal? It's often a question asked and one that you antagonise over for some time wondering what you did wrong.
In these challenging times for businesses, the government's COVID-19 support measures have been a vital lifeline for so many.
Is solar PV the right energy solution for your business?
The communities secretary has announced that the proposed business rates revaluation of 2021 is to be postponed until 2023 - but what does this mean for small businesses?
VIDEO: Jeremy Williamson talks to Mark Owen as he retires as managing director of the Cheltenham Development Task Force.
Will Abbott is a partner at Shurdington-based accountants Randall & Payne where he heads the business advisory team and is an award-winning business coach and Mindshop expert.
From editor of the Citizen newspaper and Western Daily Press to Gloucestershire director of Business West, Ian Mean has been a fixture on the county business scene for the last 15 years.
Punchline editor Mark Owen joined Police and Crime Commissioner Martin Surl for a tour of Gloucestershire Constabulary's new £6.9million training centre in Berkeley as work began.
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