E3 Consulting warns against missed opportunity in planning shake-up  

Property tax specialists have called for more details about ‘disappointingly vague’ proposals for a shake-up of planning infrastructure charges unveiled in the Queen’s Speech. E3 Consulting has welcomed the reforms outlined in the government’s landmark Planning Bill but has warned against introducing a one-size-fits-all system. The government aims to create a new Infrastructure Levy to replace the existing system of … Read More

Poor public transport put brakes on Kickstart

Entrepreneurs’ efforts to employ a young ‘e-commerce exec’ on the government’s Kickstart scheme are becoming a ‘false-start’ because no-one can reach their countryside offices. E-commerce specialists Jim Chetwode and Rupert Brown are keen to fill the post at their business We are Chain in the picturesque village of Berwick St Leonard on the Wiltshire-Dorset border. But they’ve had no success … Read More

Third sector needs our help

Charities have undoubtedly been hit as hard as any sector by Covid-19, with a devastating loss of funds aligned with an increased demand for their services. They need help now.

What does business want from the Budget?

Dorset Chamber chief executive Ian Girling has set out what he wants to see from Chancellor Rishi Sunak in this week’s Budget. Ian said: “The Chancellor Rishi Sunak faces a blizzard of tough decisions in this ‘bounceback’ budget. “He needs to ensure a smooth transition from national crisis to economic recovery while restoring the public finances in the long-term. “Clearly … Read More

Digital business goes physical

A specialist e-commerce agency decided to sell goods itself to learn about the difficulties faced by its clients…and now business is booming. Wiltshire-based We are Chain launched its own enterprise – an online pet shop called Dogs Dogs Dogs Ltd – to experience the same issues as its customers. Now business has soared at both companies during the Covid lockdowns, … Read More

Ellen warns of horse trading in equine market

An equine lawyer who has been riding since the age of five has warned of a rising number of disputes as horse sales boom in lockdown. Ellen Shipton, of regional law firm Ellis Jones Solicitors, said that mis-selling appears to be increasing whether through genuine misunderstandings or deliberate targeting of buyers. Now she has urged anyone buying, selling or involved … Read More

Regional solicitors look ahead as lockdown takes hold

Regional law firm Ellis Jones Solicitors has urged businesses to anticipate employment issues before they arise in the face of a lengthy coronavirus lockdown. Partner and head of employment Kate Brooks has highlighted key points to consider amid calls for tougher restrictions as the Covid crisis deepens. This includes employees being able to take unpaid time off on an unlimited … Read More

Promotion for Katy at Ellis Jones Solicitors

Regional law firm Ellis Jones has promoted Katy Sewell to Associate Solicitor. Katy joined the firm, which has six offices across the south coast in Bournemouth, Canford Cliffs (Poole), Christchurch, Ringwood, Swanage and Wimborne as well as London, in 2017. A member of the Wills, Trusts and Probate team, Katy studied law and did her Law Practice Course (LPC) at … Read More