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Bank profits grow 29%

The owner of Kent Reliance grew its underlying pre-tax profits to £137 million last year.

Taxes on the self-employed 'wrong'

A Kent MP has urged the government to rethink a proposal announced in the budget to raise National Insurance contributions.

Law firm manages to win

A Kent practice saw off competition from national rivals to win the best collaboration prize at the MPF Management Excellence Awards.

Pubs cheer but Chancellor missed 'fundamental issue'

Pubs were the big winners from the Spring Budget but many firms said the Chancellor ducked the chance to carry out business rate reforms.

Self-employed accuse Tories of breaking manifesto promises

Traders have criticised the Chancellor for increasing national insurance contributions for the self-employed, allegedly breaking a manifesto pledge.


Spring Budget 2017: Live blog

Follow the first Spring Budget delivered by Chancellor Philip Hammond.


‘I knew I’d regret it if someone else started doing it’

Young entrepreneur Carl Lincoln was forced to rethink his start-up’s business plan after entering a saturated market place.

Bank to cut opening hours after posting £7bn loss

RBS customers told branch opening hours being cut to three days per week later in the year after posting £7bn annual loss last week.


Last chance to enter awards

Put your firm “on a pedestal” at the county’s most prestigious business awards – but hurry up as the deadline for entries arrives today.

New boss at law firm

A legal business has appointed a new managing partner as part of a change to its management structure.

City lawyer joins Kent practice

A law firm has attracted a London high-flyer to bolster its corporate and commercial team.

Insurer to take £4m hit on injury claim changes

Over 50s insurance and holiday firm Saga has said changes to the way the Government calculates personal-injury payouts will wipe millions off profits.

Corporate finance team launched

An accountancy firm is launching a new corporate finance arm in the county.

New £1 coin could cause havoc

Businesses that use vending machines are facing several major currency changes within 18 months.


Co-op Bank up for sale

The Co-operative Bank has put itself on the market as concerns linger over its finances.

Raise your profile with clients

Companies should take the chance to win new business and gain the confidence of suppliers by entering Kent’s most prestigious business awards.

‘An incredibly powerful platform’

Entering Kent’s most prestigious business awards is a big opportunity to “share knowledge and best practice”, according to one of its supporters.

Highlight 'real talent and innovation'

Kent’s largest business awards are “the magnifying glass you need” to find the true potential of your company and drive success, says a sponsor.

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