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Wishlist for 2016: Stack, crossing and airport

The QEII Bridge

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

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

Will landlords increase rents amid higher costs, making it harder 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

GDPR will come into force in May next year

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

UK motorists pay the highest prices for petrol and diesel in the world

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

Trafalgar is to acquire Beaufort Homes

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

The IoD is introducing a series of breakfast meetings called the 0859 Club

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

An aerial view of Aylesford Newsprint taken in June 1995

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

What next?

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

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

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

Using a broker can help you get your mortgage

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

London Ashford Airport - or Lydd Aiport as it is better known to you and I

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 and social mobility

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

Manchester Quays

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.

We must be proud of our farming heritage

Stock image

25 November 2014

A career in agriculture or horticulture offers so much more than traditional labour-based roles, anything from veterinary, biotechnology to genetics

Recognising shrouded genius of computer whizz Turing is overdue

Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in the Imitation Game. Picture: PA Photo/Handout/StudioCanal.

24 November 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch may be a familiar face but the name Alan Turing is not although a new college has been named after the mathematician

Perfect start for our first Expo

30 October 2014

The Kent branch of the Institute of Directors is celebrating the success of its first expo event

Potential is at home and abroad

29 October 2014

Despite having taken a knock during the recession, our manufacturers have bounced back, and are helping to build a strong industrial base

Financial confidence growing

Student finances are often tight

28 October 2014

Businesses are continuing to drive the economic recovery forward despite a number of international and domestic challenges

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