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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

28 October 2014

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

It's not easy being green...

27 October 2014

The concept of a garden city heralds big business opportunities but what does a garden city really mean?

'The Government should just let us get on with it'

25 September 2014

Outgoing Federation of Small Businesses chairman Roger House fires a parting shot at 'interfering' politicians as he prepares to step down.

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