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New partners in the Birmingham office of KPMG (from left) Nick Harrison, Beccy Fenton and Matt Collinson with Midlands regional chairman Mike Steventon

Partner promotions at KPMG in Birmingham

Trio join partnership at One Snowhill as 52 promotions are made across the firm's UK offices

Future taxpayers face £1.1bn burden from Birmingham's debt, Tories claim

Coun Robert Alden
But after 20 years taxpayers will be spending more on debt, according to Opposition Conservative leader Coun Robert Alden

Pensions switch means directors taking cash over contributions

The switch to cash followed changes made by the Chancellor to tax rules affecting allowances for company pensions, according to researchers

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New partners in the Birmingham office of KPMG (from left) Nick Harrison, Beccy Fenton and Matt Collinson with Midlands regional chairman Mike Steventon

Partner promotions at KPMG in Birmingham

Trio join partnership at One Snowhill as 52 promotions are made across the firm's UK offices

Coun Robert Alden

Future taxpayers face £1.1bn burden from Birmingham's debt, Tories claim

But after 20 years taxpayers will be spending more on debt, according to Opposition Conservative leader Coun Robert Alden

Pensions switch means directors taking cash over contributions

The switch to cash followed changes made by the Chancellor to tax rules affecting allowances for company pensions, according to researchers

Mark Wallace, managing director at Evac+Chair, and Ed Saunders, tax advisory partner at Smith Cooper

Smith Cooper supports MBO at Evac+Chair

In the wake of the deal the firm is now focusing on growing the global reach of its Emergency Solutions brand

Rises in bonuses outstrips overall pay figure

Total bonuses rose 4.9 per cent to £40.5 billion, including £14.4 billion paid in the finance and insurance industry, the Office for National Statistics said

Andy Parker, senior manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking (left), and Dean Bick, director at Parkfield Building Services

Lloyds backs Parkfield Business Services to buy own premises

Banks supplies £100,000 funding package to support family-run business' expansion plans

New £3.2m funding deal from Santander for MSS Lasers

Warwickshire laser cutting machine outfit set to hire six new staff and bolster operations in UK and Spain

Burrito Kitchen is one of five West Midlands businesses named in the Lloyds Bank Enterprise Awards shortlist

Five Midland businesses make Lloyds Bank Enterprise Awards shortlist

Three categories open to entrepreneurs currently studying or who graduated within the past five years and have been trading for more than one year

Russell Walker, managing director of Atwell International which has secured a new £600,000 funding package from Santander

Santander backs Atwell International with £600,000 funding deal

Worcestershire manufacturing group will use new capital to expand in Asia, Europe and North American markets

Grenfell James, Jon Colebrook (relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking) and Chris Wood

Stratford accountancy firms merge with help from Lloyds Bank

Grenfell James Accountants and Accountax Services have become Grenfell James Associates after their boards identified the opportunity to combine the companies and expand their range of services

Chris Loughran, senior partner of Deloitte in the Midlands

Deloitte posts fourth consecutive year of growth

Midlands contributes £135m to UK sales as sees UK-wide revenue hit £2.55bn

Currency

Strong pound threatens West Midlands' growth, economists warn

Capital Economics' Regional Chart Book for August suggests exchange rates are a greater concern in this region than others

Managing director Robert Smith (left) and technical director Paul Bailey, of Complex Cold Forming, which has secured a £1.2m funding deal with HSBC

Complex Cold Forming secures new funding deal with HSBC

Black Country manufacturing group set to create 15 new jobs on the back of contract wins with firms such as Ford

Santander backs Natural Childcare Company nursery launch

New base and a relocation signal childcare company's intention to expand

Andrew Harrison (RBS)

Regions continue recovery according to RBS

The bank's tracker, which looked at growth in the second quarter of 2014, says all nine English regionals have posted growth

James Hemphill, associate director in Grant Thornton’s employer solutions team in the Midlands

HMRC expert to speak at Grant Thornton employment tax forum

Neil Rollason is national strategic lead of employment duties at HMRC and responsible for rolling out the organisation's newly launched 'know your customer' initiative

Kate Roarty, Emma Clewes, John Stevenson and Siobhan Lloyd from Bloomer Heaven are taking part in the Great Birmingham Run 2014

Accountants from Bloomer Heaven are up for Great Birmingham Run Business Challenge

City centre practice was founded in 1877 and employs more than 40 staff at its offices in Edmund Street

Creative England launches new £1m fund for innovative SMEs

Industry body is seeking creative and digital companies with ideas to help the healthcare sector

Impacta expands Black Country base

HSBC backs manufacturing group to enlarge manufacturing hub in Bilston

The team at Jerroms and Harrison Priddey & Co (from left) consultant Cynthia Hammond, partner Richard Horton, managing partner Mark Eden and consultant Stephen Priddy

Jerroms and Harrison Priddey & Co merge

Combined entity aims to increase client base in south Birmingham and Worcestershire

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