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Mortgage Rates on the rise

It is reported that HSBC, NatWest and Virgin Money are increasing interest rates on loans.
More mortgage providers will increase their rates on new fixed deals on today (23 Feb) following a series of changes since the start of the year.
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Business Grants available from £2,000-£20,000 (match funded)

Dorset Council has launched two new grant schemes using funding from UK Shared Prosperity Fund and Rural England Prosperity Fund grants for both community groups and organisations, together with local business grants. Round 1 of both the UKSPF and REPF will close on Wednesday 31 January 2024.
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Scam emails are currently one of the most common threats in cyber security

At this time of year when we all return to work and have a full inbox it is easy to fall prey to fraudsters. Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime and here they offer advice on what to look out for.
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Bank Rate maintained at 5.25% – The impact of this decision on small businesses is not straightforward

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted by a majority of 5–4 to keep the Bank Rate at 5.25% in its meeting ending on 20 September 2023.
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Autumn Statement 2023

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has unveiled the government’s tax and spending plans, and forecasts for the economy this lunchtime (22.11.23) we take a look at the facts and how they affect businesses in Dorset.
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New A35 roundabout for proposed North of Dorchester development

A new roundabout on the A35 east of Stinsford is part of the proposed plans for a major development in Dorchester. The link road connecting the A35 and A37 to the north of the town to relieve traffic on the Southern Bypass and on Dorchester’s High Street
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Dorchester celebrates International Car-Free Day with their “Streets Alive!” event.

Dorchester hosts it’s “Streets Alive!” event, celebrating International Car-Free Day in Acland Road car park on Friday 22nd September 2023. There will be a festival with stalls, music, activities, and demonstrations in the car park from 12pm to 5pm.
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Responce to the Chancellor’s statement today

Responding to the Chancellor’s statement today (Monday 17 Oct), Dorchester Chamber for Business President Peter Greenway said:  “I am sure you …
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Past President in the Legal 500 rankings 2023

Dorchester Chamber for Business past President and Dorchester BID Director Steve Farnham of Porter Dodson ranks in the Legal 500. …
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