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Bigger business role for Wiltshire MP in Theresa May's reshuffled cabinet

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Bigger business role for Wiltshire MP in Theresa May's reshuffled cabinet

Devizes constituency MP Claire Perry has been given a bigger role within the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy department.

The promotion, part of prime minster Theresa May's cabinet reshuffle on Monday (January 8), means the MP – who represents Devizes and Marlborough – will attend Cabinet and become member of

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Small business confidence continues to fall as domestic fears weigh on outlook – FSB

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Small business confidence continues to fall as domestic fears weigh on outlook – FSB

Small businesses are beginning the new year with increased pessimism as surging operating costs, weak domestic growth and flagging consumer demand hamper profits, according to the latest Federation of Small Businesses Small Business Index.

The SBI stands at minus 2.5 in Q4 2017, marking a fourth consecutive quarterly drop in

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Car parking charges in Wiltshire to rise in February – perhaps by up to 12 percent

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Car parking charges in Wiltshire to rise in February – perhaps by up to 12 percent

Stopping in Wiltshire Council-run car parks will become more expensive from February 1 2018.

The increase is described by the council as "inflationary", but it is believed that the final rise could be around 12 percent.

The 11.8 mooted percent increase would see all-day parking increase from £6.80 to £7.50

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Employers invited to have their say on university level skills provision

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Employers invited to have their say on university level skills provision

Employers in Swindon and Wiltshire are being invited to have their say on university level skills provision.

Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership has identified the need for a higher skilled workforce across the region in order to meet the increasing employer demand for people in jobs requiring University level

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Land sold at giant business park

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Land sold at giant business park

Two plots of land on the strategically-located EOS section of Amesbury’s giant Solstice Park business area have been sold.

Property consultancy Myddelton & Major has successfully negotiated the sale of the industrial and distribution land on the remaining 2.09-acre EOS 1 site.

Quoting price for the land, Plot 1B

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