£2bn Birmingham-Chinese Housing Agreement

City council leader John Clancy has agreed a deal with Country Garden, a Chinese housing developer, to invest and build in Birmingham in a move that could be worth £2bn to Birmingham’s economy. Country Garden, based in Guangdong, is to...

Aidem Digital Named Top Social Enterprise

Index names 2014 regional leaders in Social Economy and Growth Aidem Digital, a Birmingham based Community Interest Company (CIC) has been recognised as a leading social enterprise in this year’s RBS SE100 annual snapshot of 2014, with an incredible growth...

Dee Kundi- First Asian Woman on Birmingham Law Society Board

Give us a little bit about your background. My name is Dee Kundi and I am a commercial litigation partner at Veale Wasbrough Vizards. We are a national law firm and I am based in our Birmingham offices in...

Networking – A Path to Change

Written by: Safaraz Ali 'Pathway2Grow' Here's the scenario - You meet someone at a networking event and they seem a very 'interesting individual'. You're feeling a vibrant and real connection with them and you believe there may be business opportunities...

POWER TO THE PEOPLE

GOVERNMENT BOOST TO COMMUNITY ENERGY Local communities will be able to take control of their energy bills and help transform the energy system thanks to proposals unveiled today in Britain’s first Community Energy Strategy. Over 50 per cent of people surveyed...

UK Inflation Rises To 2.9%

The UK's inflation rate climbed to its joint highest in more than five years in August with the price of petrol and clothing rising. Figures show UK inflation measured by the Consumer Prices Index rose from 2.6% in July to...

Surviving The Start Up

"The music business," Hunter S Thompson wrote, “is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side.” I started my own career as a music lover unaware of...

Changes in Dividend Tax

by Raza Ullah Samar, Chartered Accountant In July 2015, the Chancellor introduced significant changes to the way dividends are currently taxed. At the moment, all UK dividends are paid with a notional 10% tax credit, therefore the basic rate tax is...

Sharia Investment Options are Coming to a Venue Near You

London Has Already Taken in Over £11.7bn Worth of Islamic Investment With Muslims comprising 25% of the world’s population and 10,000 Muslim millionaires in Britain alone, the Islamic investment sector has become a financial powerhouse in the UK. The...

Partnership aims to drive start-up success

Innovation Birmingham Campus has struck up a new partnership with not-for-profit innovation and research centre RE-Rise UK and its virtual incubator and accelerator service. Phase one of the alliance between the two companies is set to run until September 2018,...