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VIDEO: First look at work on Gloucestershire police academy  Image

VIDEO: First look at work on Gloucestershire police academy

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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VIDEO: Inside the Sabrina Centre police academy

Police and Crime Commissioner Martin Surl gave Punchline editor Mark Owen a tour of The Sabrina Centre, Gloucestershire Constabulary's new £6.9million training facility at Berkeley.

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VIDEO: The Very Reverend Stephen Lake, Dean of Gloucester

The Very Reverend Stephen Lake has been Dean of Gloucester for nine years.

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VIDEO: Tour of the Transit Shed at Bakers Quay

Demolition has continued around the former Transit Shed at Bakers Quay, the proposed home of a waterfront restaurant. Punchline editor Mark Owen had a look around.

Helping you to protect your future - Will Abbott, Randall & Payne Image

Helping you to protect your future - Will Abbott, Randall & Payne

With an economic downturn ahead, we can expect to face even greater challenges in our businesses as they move from survival into a position to thrive.

What are the key aspects to measure in sales? - Jonathan Viney of JV Consultancy Group Image

What are the key aspects to measure in sales? - Jonathan Viney of JV Consultancy Group

How do I measure success in sales? This is an interesting question that I have been asked many times in the past.

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Rishi announces bounce back plan: Nick Haines of Hazlewoods

Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, delivered his summer statement today, announcing a package of measures all focused around 'a plan for jobs'.

Build, build, build - Radical reform or empty rhetoric? David Jones of Evans Jones Image

Build, build, build - Radical reform or empty rhetoric? David Jones of Evans Jones

This week's rallying cry from Boris Johnson looks to the construction industry to drive our recovery out of the COVID-19 crisis.

Financial planners' booklet to help people put affairs in order - Huw Jones of Proposito Image

Financial planners' booklet to help people put affairs in order - Huw Jones of Proposito

To help people plan for after their death, financial planners Proposito have created a handy booklet to enable vital information to be stored in one place.

Are all sales opportunities good business for you? - Jonathan Viney of JV Consultancy Group Image

Are all sales opportunities good business for you? - Jonathan Viney of JV Consultancy Group

In a time when you may feel that you need turnover, I would suggest that you review potential sales that do not fit the normal profile of what you do. If this happens, what do you do?

How Hearing tests went bananas - Tom Parker of WorkScreen Image

How Hearing tests went bananas - Tom Parker of WorkScreen

Until coronavirus got on its plane from.... wherever, the expectations around ensuring staff are safe at work was pretty simple.

Can I still see my children on Father's Day? - Kristie Rhodes of WSP Solicitors Image

Can I still see my children on Father's Day? - Kristie Rhodes of WSP Solicitors

With more than 2.9 million separated families in the UK in 2019, it is unsurprising that many people seek legal advice about spending time with their child on special occasions throughout the year.

Another layer of complexity to furlough leave - Nigel Tillott of Davies and Partners Image

Another layer of complexity to furlough leave - Nigel Tillott of Davies and Partners

The Government has issued further guidance on how furlough leave will work from July 1 when it is possible to furlough an employee on a part-time basis.

Adapt your business to protect your future - Will Abbott, Randall & Payne Image

Adapt your business to protect your future - Will Abbott, Randall & Payne

Now is the time to adapt to future proof your business. The Government has provided the financial lifelines to help your business through these abnormal times and using the funds simply to manage your cashflow is missing a big opportunity to protect the future of your business.

Why should I use a solicitor to make my will? - Rebecca Tribble of WSP Solicitors Image

Why should I use a solicitor to make my will? - Rebecca Tribble of WSP Solicitors

Making a will is important, especially if you own a house or have a family. But when it comes to actually making one, it can be difficult to decide how best to go about it.

Furlough: Beginning of the wind down - Nigel Tillott of Davies and Partners Image

Furlough: Beginning of the wind down - Nigel Tillott of Davies and Partners

There is now a fairly clear timetable against which businesses can start to plan their strategy.

Domestic abuse during COVID-19 - Amie Calder of WSP Solicitors Image

Domestic abuse during COVID-19 - Amie Calder of WSP Solicitors

Due to social distancing and lockdown measures that have been in place, it seems that the increase in domestic abuse predicted is now becoming a reality.

The impact of COVID-19 on commercial landlords and tenants - Cheryl Leigh of WSP Solicitors Image

The impact of COVID-19 on commercial landlords and tenants - Cheryl Leigh of WSP Solicitors

Cheryl Leigh, commercial property solicitor, examines what the impact COVID-19 is having on landlords and tenants of commercial properties.

Financial models: The importance of cashflow forecasting - Paul Fussell of Hazlewoods Image

Financial models: The importance of cashflow forecasting - Paul Fussell of Hazlewoods

'Cash is king' is a well-established concept and a commonly used phrase, which is arguably more relevant now than ever before.

Beware the lockdown scammers - Huw Jones, Proposito Image

Beware the lockdown scammers - Huw Jones, Proposito

Lockdown is leading to a growth in scammers trying to extract money from people, warn financial planners Proposito.

The workplace after lockdown - Ian Eggleton of Evans Jones Image

The workplace after lockdown - Ian Eggleton of Evans Jones

As we tentatively emerge from the coronavirus lockdown phase, our attentions turn to the future and how the new normal might begin to look post COVID-19.

Great news for the housing market - Karmen Waldron of WSP Solicitors Image

Great news for the housing market - Karmen Waldron of WSP Solicitors

It's been a hard few weeks for everyone in the property market.

How will COVID-19 reshape what home buyers and sellers want?: Sebastian Hipwood of Savills Image

How will COVID-19 reshape what home buyers and sellers want?: Sebastian Hipwood of Savills

Home buyer and seller priorities in the housing market will change in light of the experience of COVID-19.

Predicting post-lockdown strategies - John Workman of BPE Solicitors Image

Predicting post-lockdown strategies - John Workman of BPE Solicitors

Devising new property strategies and prioritising investment in technology are just two changes we can expect to see from businesses post-lockdown.

Collaboration is key for commercial landlords and tenants - Alastair Mylechreest of ASH and Co Image

Collaboration is key for commercial landlords and tenants - Alastair Mylechreest of ASH and Co

For businesses, there is a huge concern on costs at a time when the turnover of most will be falling.

Celebrating innovation in a crisis - Robert Games of Albright IP Image

Celebrating innovation in a crisis - Robert Games of Albright IP

The arrival of the coronavirus onto the world's stage has brought into sharp focus the need for businesses to combine thinking on their feet with innovation and creativity.

Working Capital: lifeblood of your business - by Mark Robinson, The Bespoke Banking Consultancy Image

Working Capital: lifeblood of your business - by Mark Robinson, The Bespoke Banking Consultancy

How ready will your business be to cope, once the lockdown ends?

Rent Holiday: It's wise to be thorough - Patrick Downes, PACT Property & Assets Ltd Image

Rent Holiday: It's wise to be thorough - Patrick Downes, PACT Property & Assets Ltd

Maintaining a healthy landlord and tenant relationships has always been the best approach in good times and bad.

Furlough leave - are we there yet?: Nigel Tillott, Davies and Partners Image

Furlough leave - are we there yet?: Nigel Tillott, Davies and Partners

The HMRC portal for claiming furlough payments is up and running but what are the key things you need to know.

Speed is of the essence with loan scheme - Mark Hartery, director of The Bespoke Banking Consultancy Image

Speed is of the essence with loan scheme - Mark Hartery, director of The Bespoke Banking Consultancy

The Government has made the banks to be the gatekeeper to supporting our businesses with their short-term cashflow requirements but they still seem to be applying strict due diligence to requests for urgent loans

Update on furlough leave and holidays: Nigel Tillott, Davies and Partners Image

Update on furlough leave and holidays: Nigel Tillott, Davies and Partners

Gaining precise information about the workings of the Furlough scheme has been very difficult.

Employment and regulatory law developments: Nigel Tillott, Davies and Partners Image

Employment and regulatory law developments: Nigel Tillott, Davies and Partners

Had it not been for the coronavirus outbreak, April 6 would have been regarded as a significant date in the employment law field.

The impact of new insolvency rules on your company - Alex Lyttle of Tayntons Solicitors Image

The impact of new insolvency rules on your company - Alex Lyttle of Tayntons Solicitors

Despite all the steps the Government is taking, a number of companies will find themselves under severe difficulty and pressure over the forthcoming months. 

Have you considered R&D tax incentives for short-term cash? asks David Clift of Hazlewoods Image

Have you considered R&D tax incentives for short-term cash? asks David Clift of Hazlewoods

As COVID-19 continues to impact on the day-to-day operations of businesses, considering all potential sources of finance and short-term cash is key.

Working from home? Ten ways to improve your finances - Huw Jones from Proposito  Image

Working from home? Ten ways to improve your finances - Huw Jones from Proposito

Huw Jones from Proposito Financial Planning has put together a detailed checklist to help you keep tabs on your money through these troubling times.

Self-employed support and furloughed workers - an explanation: Nick Haines from Hazlewoods Image

Self-employed support and furloughed workers - an explanation: Nick Haines from Hazlewoods

Nick Haines, tax partner at Hazlewoods looks at the measures and what they mean for both the self-employed and furloughed workers.

The coronavirus crisis and the impact on landlords and tenants: Simon Pressdee, Davies and Partners Image

The coronavirus crisis and the impact on landlords and tenants: Simon Pressdee, Davies and Partners

With the coronavirus crisis escalating each day, many tenants - both individuals and businesses - will face the prospect of being unable to keep up with rental payments.

Employment Law Update - Covid-19: Preparing to furlough! : Nigel Tillott, Davies and Partners Image

Employment Law Update - Covid-19: Preparing to furlough! : Nigel Tillott, Davies and Partners

Matters are moving so rapidly. As I put this note together the construction industry is coming under massive pressure to stop working and it is possible that by the time you read this it will have been told to stop.

Employment Law Update - Covid-19: Nigel Tillott, Davies and Partners Image

Employment Law Update - Covid-19: Nigel Tillott, Davies and Partners

Confused after last night’s announcement? From an employment perspective the big question is whether people are allowed to attend their workplaces if the work cannot be done from home.

COVID-19 – an update for businesses Image

COVID-19 – an update for businesses

Over the past few weeks there have been several announcements of increased restrictions to try and help delay the spread of coronavirus, as well as generous measures to help businesses and individuals through this crisis.

Coronavirus: welcome break in planning rules for pubs and restaurants - Chris Marsh from Evans Jones Image

Coronavirus: welcome break in planning rules for pubs and restaurants - Chris Marsh from Evans Jones

Chris Marsh, Senior Planner at Cheltenham-based property and planning experts Evans Jones, summarises yesterday’s announcement by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.

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