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Tuesday, 8 December 2009

BRIEFED: The latest news from the website

BRIEFED: The latest news from the Chamber's website

Chamber News - Pre-Budget Report
Speaking ahead of this week's Pre-Budget Report, Chris Fletcher Deputy Chief Executive of Greater Manchester Chamber, said: "We want the Chancellor to abandon plans to scrap the trade credit insurance top-up scheme. This scheme is vital for guaranteeing companies are not left with bad debts and we want to see it reinstated and expanded.

"We would like to see the Pension Protection Fund levy on businesses suspended for two years. The levy is proving to be a heavy burden on companies that are already weighed down by their own pension schemes.

Member news: First Innovation Zone building complete in Bolton
Construction of the first building in Bolton's £300m Innovation Zone has been completed, signalling that schemes are on track in Bolton despite the global recession.

The Deane Road multi-storey car park opened this week, built in a joint project by Bolton Council and National Car Parks.

Chamber News: Police Increase Patrols After Shooting
Police have stepped up patrols in the Longsight area to reassure the local business community following the shooting of a man on Thursday.

Mentoring Programme Available to Greater Manchester Businesses
Leaders and senior managers of small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) in Greater Manchester can access free mentoring to help them develop their leadership skills, following the launch of the Northwest Regional Development Agency’s (NWDA) new business mentoring programme

Chamber News: Digital Communities Event
A Digital Communities briefing will be held in Manchester on December 15th.

Member news: Regeneration Solutions - The Future Is Bright
The North West’s commercial property market will emerge from the global recession quicker and stronger than before, a panel of experts has predicted.

Chamber News: Employers Demand More Information
One hundred employers have signed up to attend an event tomorrow (December 3rd) explaining the latest education reforms.

Save money on Metrolink in the run up to Christmas
Metrolink is inviting passengers to bag a bargain over the festive period by taking advantage of Saver tickets.Passengers can enjoy unlimited travel anywhere on the tram network all weekend for only £5 with an Adult Saver, or two adults and up to three children can travel with a Family Saver for only £7.

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