Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

Fire protection specialist acquires large premises near Salisbury

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Fusion House


A company specialising in fire protection for hardware has acquired a large industrial and office building in a prominent village setting near Salisbury.

Vanquish Hardware Protection has moved into Fusion House which overlooks the A338 at Downton Business Centre, in a deal brokered by property consultancy Myddelton & Major.

Chamber webinar to hear from wheelchair rugby star

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Aaron Phipps - image courtesy of Megumi Masuda


Great Britain wheelchair rugby athlete and Paralympian Aaron Phipps will be addressing members of Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce in a motivational webinar.

Aaron will be discussing the hardships he has faced over the years whilst trying to reach his dreams of becoming an international sportsperson.

Expert opinion: What lies ahead for Capital Gains Tax?

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Michael Blaken


Chancellor Rishi Sunak may have cancelled the Autumn Budget, opting instead for the Winter Recovery Plan, but doubtless he will still be making plans to claw back some of the £190 billion support injected into the economy in response to Coronavirus – and that could potentially mean tax rises.

If that is the case, one tax in his sights is likely to be Capital Gains Tax, particularly as in its manifesto the Conservative Party promised not to raise income tax, National Insurance or VAT. In July, the Chancellor ordered a review into CGT, asking the Office of Tax Simplification to report on how CGT rates compare with other taxes. We await the outcome of this with interest.

Council works with energy companies to deliver solar offsetting for Swindon

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Almost a quarter of Swindon Borough Council’s electricity consumption will be generated by solar power after the authority teamed up with three energy companies.

The council, in partnership with West Mercia Energy (WME), Total Gas & Power (TGP) and Swindon Chapel Farm Solar PLC (CFS), has launched a solar offset scheme at the Chapel Farm solar site (pictured) in North Swindon.

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