Business rates relief in Spring Budget 2017

Help for firms hit by high business rates was among the key measures outlined in Chancellor Philip Hammond's Spring Budget.The government has set aside £435 million for the companies affected, with a £300m hardship fund set up for the small businesses hit hardest.Hammond pledged that businesses losing existing relief will pay ... Read More...

Prof Janet Beer: We must avoid ‘unnecessary barriers’ when leaving EU

“Unnecessary barriers” must be avoided to maintain science and research success as Britain exits the European Union, according to the University of Liverpool’s vice-chancellor.Professor Janet Beer says European funding and the ability to collaborate and work internationally on projects has helped attract experts in the growth sectors to the city.Speaking to ... Read More...

Plans submitted for £60m Citylabs expansion

Manchester Science Partnerships has submitted a planning application for the £60 million expansion of its Citylabs campus.The biomedical centre of excellence's growth is expected to boost Manchester’s economy by more than £100m and bring 750 jobs to the city by 2020.Taken forward in a joint venture with Central Manchester University Hospitals ... Read More...