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Stamp duty break to 'boost' housing market

Stamp duty break to 'boost' housing market

Property experts have welcomed the Chancellor's announcement of a stamp duty cut until next March.

Founder sells stake after management buy-out

Founder sells stake after management buy-out

One of the county's major building, civil engineering and plant hire firms has seen changes at the top after a management buy-out.

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Former Victorian pub to be pulled down

Former Victorian pub to be pulled down

A pub which can be traced back to 1897 is to be demolished despite a councillor's last-ditch plea.

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Care home to replace Volvo garage

Care home to replace Volvo garage

A car showroom will be demolished to make way for a 75-bed nursing home.

Fate of former car showroom yet to be decided

Fate of former car showroom yet to be decided

The decision as to whether a huge 1930s building in a town centre can be converted into flats has been deferred.

'V-shaped' recovery hopes after trade plans stalled

'V-shaped' recovery hopes after trade plans stalled

More than half of firms surveyed in a recent poll said Covid-19 had forced them to cancel or delay international trading plans.

Greenbelt protected from development after 10-year fight

Greenbelt protected from development after 10-year fight

A stretch of greenbelt land has been protected from development following a decade-long campaign to fight off controversial plans for a health centre.

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Plans emerge for 600 homes on town's edge

Plans emerge for 600 homes on town's edge

A 150-acre site could become home to hundreds of properties, a retirement village and business park.

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Why business must respond to Black Lives Matter movement

Why business must respond to Black Lives Matter movement

As protests continue, business leaders are being urged to look at their own company values to ensure equality.

Amnesty plan for furlough breaches

Amnesty plan for furlough breaches

Firms who have breached the rules surrounding the furlough scheme are set to get a 30-day amnesty period to repay HMRC.

Flats could replace former pub

Flats could replace former pub

An old tavern could soon be demolished with a block of 15 flats replacing it, if plans are approved.

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Uni to host recovery webinars

Uni to host recovery webinars

The University of Kent is to host a series of free webinars to help firms recover after the lockdown.

Helpline counts the cost of Covid on county's economy

Helpline counts the cost of Covid on county's economy

More than 9,000 firms have been helped by a free business support service since it launched at the end of March.

Major one-day conference to be held via Zoom

Major one-day conference to be held via Zoom

Tickets are available now for a one-day conference to help boost Kent firms - all taking place online.

Fresh opening date for new Lidl

Fresh opening date for new Lidl

The opening of a town’s newest supermarket has been pushed back by bosses, KentOnline can reveal.

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Controversial 800-home estate suffers setback

Controversial 800-home estate suffers setback

Work on a £250m development on the outskirts of town has been set back by about two years following a series of delays.

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A look back at Kent International Gateway 10 years on

A look back at Kent International Gateway 10 years on

Ten years after protesters defeated a controversial development, a new firm is looking to move in on the prized piece of countryside.

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Housebuilder hires development director

Housebuilder hires development director

A leading housebuilder has hired a new executive to help drive forward its ambitious expansion plans.

Council to pay thousands over homes plans

Council to pay thousands over homes plans

A Kent council has been told to hand over thousands to cover court costs after being denied a judicial review into approval for up to 700 homes.

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450-home estate set for green light

450-home estate set for green light

More than £3.5 million could be spent on GP surgery, school and library expansions – if plans for a 450-home estate are approved.

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