Mumbai connection ‘reinforces role of Manchester as gateway to the North’

The launch of a direct service from Manchester Airport to Mumbai reinforces the city’s role as the global gateway to the North.That’s according to the director of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, Henri Murison, who was speaking as the first non-stop flight to India’s economic capital took off yesterday (5 November).The ... Read More...

Budget 2018 reaction: Help for small firms and ‘sticking plaster’ concerns

Philip Hammond’s 2018 Budget has been hailed the “most small-business-friendly Budget that this chancellor has delivered to date”.A move to ease the business rates burden for small retailers is among the measures to have been welcomed, although there are concerns over the lack of help for larger high street brands.Yesterday’s ... Read More...

Improvements near Silver Jubilee Bridge could ‘enable new developments’

Planned improvements to the road network around Runcorn Station could open up new development opportunities according to Halton Council.The local authority has submitted a planning application for the works which, if approved, would enhance connectivity between the station and the town centre.The Mersey Gateway Bridge, which has now been open ... Read More...