Welcome to the unique
Business Village Networking experience

  • Opportunities to meet like-minded professionals
  • Give & receive referrals and business advice
  • No costly membership or subscription fees
  • Relaxed informal atmosphere
  • For established businesses and start-ups
  • Informative presentations
  • Breakfast - choice of cooked or continental
  • ...all for only £10 per week
This is what makes Business Village
. . . a meeting of minds - not just businesses
Business Village Meets
Every Thursday from 7.30 until 9 @ The Holiday Inn Express jnct 16 / M4
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Auto enrolment to double DC savers by 2030

Automatic enrolment is on course to double the numbers of people saving into a defined contribution (DC) workplace pension scheme by 2030, research by the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) has found. The PPI report reveals that if the opt out rate stays at 9%, 8.5 million people could be newly saving into a pension by […]

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Inflation rises sharply

The consumer prices index (CPI) rate of inflation rose sharply to 1.9% in June 2014, up from 1.5% in May 2014, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said rising prices in clothing, footwear, food and transport were responsible for the unexpected increase. This is the seventh consecutive month that the CPI […]

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Invitation to find out about “Fire Me Up!”

There’s only one opportunity this year to take part in our original residential programme, “Fire Me Up“, on 4th – 7th August, and places are limited. If anyone is interested and would like to know more, we’re holding a short taster event on Wednesday 23rd July, 5:30 – 7pm at our office in Rodbourne, Swindon. […]

The post Invitation to find out about “Fire Me Up!” appeared first on Inner Flame.

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Growth in shared home ownership

More than a third (39%) of joint property purchases in the next 2 years will be made between friends, family members and unmarried couples, a survey by Santander has found. The research found that 77% of people who plan to purchase a house in the next 2 years will buy jointly. Of those who are […]

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SMEs owed billions in late payments

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are owed £39.4 billion in late payments, research by Bacs Payment Schemes (Bacs) has found. Bacs, the company behind automated payments such as Direct Debit, surveyed 350 firms and found that UK firms are owed £46.1 billion. SMEs are being forced to shoulder most of the debt burden as corporate […]

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Appetite for saving grows

The number of people planning to save over the next 3 months increased from 16% in spring 2013 to 18% in spring 2014, according to National Savings & Investments (NS&I). The NS&I Quarterly Savings Survey reveals that the number of people unlikely to save fell from 22% in spring 2013 to 18% in spring 2014. […]

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NI lending figures released for first time

Figures on how much Northern Ireland banks are lending to businesses and households have been published for the first time. The data was released by the British Bankers Association (BBA) and covers the lending activity of major British banks in Northern Ireland during Q3 and Q4 2013. BBA figures reveal that total outstanding loans at […]

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9 in 10 work overtime

More than 9 in 10 (94%) UK employees work over their contracted weekly hours, according to research from the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

Nearly two thirds (65%) of respondents reported pressure to work overtime, while 44% said they were under direct pressure from their boss.

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