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Savers turn to the markets

Savers turn to the markets

01 February 2016

As the pensions industry faces uncertainty, many ordinary people are turning to financial spread betting to get a return on their cash.

'Landlords will just raise rent'

'Landlords will just raise rent'

04 January 2016

New measures to curb buy-to-let landlords will push owning a home further out of the reach of first-time buyers, says a housing expert.

If you can’t change you’ll be left behind

If you can’t change you’ll be left behind

04 January 2016

Small businesses have to adapt to challenges like the introduction of auto-enrolment workplace pensions this year.

How did I do with last year’s targets?

How did I do with last year’s targets?

04 January 2016

The new year is a time to consider strategies for the 12 months ahead but what is the key to setting achievable goals?

Training the business leaders of tomorrow

Training the business leaders of tomorrow

04 January 2016

Investing in staff is a sure-fire way to improve the productivity of your company, so why do many firms shy away from it?

Wishlist for 2016: Stack, crossing and airport

Wishlist for 2016: Stack, crossing and airport

04 January 2016

There are three key decisions the government could make in 2016, which would all give some certainty, stability and reassurance to businesses in Kent.

A French connection

A French connection

27 April 2015

Cross border regional commuting. That's one way to get Kent workers to live in France and skilled French workers to commute here, says Trevor Sturgess

Welcome help for first-time buyers

Welcome help for first-time buyers

04 April 2015

Help to get first-time buyers onto the property ladder is always welcome so the announcement of a Help to Buy ISA in the budget is certainly good news

We need more superfast connection

We need more superfast connection

03 April 2015

Small businesses will welcome aspects of the recent budget concerning the digital world with access to superfast services being a key requirement

Chancellor's successful balancing act

Chancellor's successful balancing act

02 April 2015

There was fuel for thought in George Osborne's budget with a scheduled rise in petrol and diesel prices cancelled and good news for local papers

Why our first-time buyers need a lot of help

Why our first-time buyers need a lot of help

01 April 2015

While the budget has good and bad points, there was good news for those first-time buyers looking to get on the housing ladder

Time to egg-spect good things

Time to egg-spect good things

31 March 2015

In a bid to discuss relevant business topics and share experiences, the IoD is introducing a series of breakfast meetings to tuck into.

Paper cuts dent once flourishing industry

Paper cuts dent once flourishing industry

30 March 2015

Trevor Sturgess recalls happy times during the heady days for a paper mill and gives his thoughts on the chancellor's final budget before polling day

Got to bed with an inspirational read

Got to bed with an inspirational read

07 January 2015

When it comes to advice, it may be worth picking up a couple of books written by local people who know a thing or two about how to make a wad of cash

No accident I got these calls

No accident I got these calls

06 January 2015

When it comes to persistent phone calls, Jo James has had her fill after two years of attempts to get her to claim for crash injuries she didn't have

Why small is the new big

Why small is the new big

03 December 2014

A campaign has been launched to highlight the five key areas the next Government should focus on, so small businesses can continue to thrive and grow

How broker can guide the way

 How broker can guide the way

28 November 2014

The process of arranging a new mortgage or re-mortgaging is up there with a trip to the dentist in terms of attractiveness

Keeping you in the loop

Keeping you in the loop

27 November 2014

From social media, to memories of a wing walk, life with the Kent branch of the IOD can be very varied!

Education is the best long-term tool to boost living standards

Education is the best long-term tool to boost living standards

26 November 2014

Why we need to invest in productivity, skills and education to make the best of Britain’s talents

Why we must fight our corner

Why we must fight our corner

25 November 2014

Kent could lose out on government funding to northern cities in the run up to the next election unless it makes a stronger case for support.

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