Oxfordshire Community Foundation’s Healthy Hearts grants aim to improve cardiovascular health by funding charitable organisations that are promoting positive behaviour, such as increased physical activity and reduced smoking.
The Economic Impact Report for Tourism in Oxfordshire, a report commissioned by Experience Oxfordshire, shows a staggering 59% decline in the value of tourism (from £2.5billion to £1billion) and a substantial decline of 39% in jobs supported by sector (from 42,000 to 25,000).
As restrictions start to be re-imposed as part of the government’s ‘Plan B’ to manage the potential impact of the Omicron variant, new research from Grant Thornton UK LLP’s latest Business Outlook Tracker* finds that profit growth expectations in the mid-market have plummeted to an annual low. Only 33% of 601 mid-sized businesses in the […]
reveals research by payments expert, PayPoint Charity donations would increase over time if people had access to digital solutions that enabled them to easily dial-up or dial-down their regular donation to suit their finances. That’s the message from digital payments expert PayPoint, which has commissioned [i]research into the effect of the pandemic on charitable […]
With HMRC’s ‘light touch’ approach to IR35 compliance enforcement set to end in April 2022, new research from Grant Thornton UK LLP’s latest Business Outlook Tracker* finds that the mid-market is struggling to comply with the changes. The survey of 605 mid-sized businesses in the UK found that one in five (19%) are not confident […]
Investment to Support High Learning Impact Programmes Around the World Whizz Education, the leader in adaptive learning technology and maths educational programs, has announced it has secured a new round of growth investment funding. The investment will be used for product development and expansion to benefit every student and school Whizz Education works with […]
Supply chain issues aren’t the only things that can ruin shopping plans this year as FICO reports online shopping scams surged by 65% over the year, with more than £69 million lost London, 24 November 2021 – This year’s Black Friday sales shopping is likely to be impacted by supply chain issues, shipping delays […]
Leading business advisory firm Grant Thornton UK LLP is celebrating moving to the heart of Reading centre, part of its continued investment in the Thames Valley region. The new base at One Valpy in the central business district marks Grant Thornton’s continued focus in Reading and follows the firm relocating to a state-of the-art collaborative […]
Oxbury Bank, the new tech-driven agriculture bank, announces additional investment from leading technology investor Hambro Perks, and sees strong lending and deposit growth in first 9 months of trading – £100m of committed lending to farm businesses since launch
David Hall is the Chair of the VCTA (Venture Capital Trust Association), having succeeded Stuart Veale in the role in January this year. He is the Managing Director of VCTA member YFM, where he is involved in all aspects of the business, including fundraising and the management of investments. He also chairs the Investment Committee and directly oversees YFM’s investment in software firm, Matillion.
UK chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday delivered his autumn budget as the nation recovers from the COVID pandemic, growing uncertainty about future lockdowns, supply shortages and with a growing cost of living crisis looming. We’ve combined content from experts across the B4 community in this Budget Special.