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Uncle Vanya Comes to The Marlowe Studio

A new interpretation of Chekhov’s classic Uncle Vanya, comes to The Marlowe Studio this month. Inspired by the novel, Vanya tells the story of four people depressed and desperate with a whole lot of desire. Presented by The Underground Theatre Company, a new and emerging Kent-based company, it is both funny and powerfully moving. Artistic […]

First Choice Business Systems Unveil New Website

Kent-based document solutions providers First Choice Business Systems have unveiled their new website, refining their product and service offering for its customers. A leading document solutions company has unveiled its latest website, as it seeks to build on its long-standing business partnerships and improve its service offering for new and existing customers. First Choice Business […]

UK Economy Boosted By Olympics But Big Picture Is Flat Year On Year

The UK economy leapt out of recession in the Olympic quarter, as economic activity rose by 1.0% from the previous quarter in Q3 2012. This brought an end to the recession that had encompassed three consecutive declines in the level of economic activity and a cumulative 1.0% decline in the economy. The UK economy recorded […]

New Mortgage Rules To Stamp Out Target-Led Culture, Says

Michael Ossei, personal finance expert at, welcomes the Financial Services Authority’s initiative to stamp out irresponsible lending: “This move is not before time. For far too long consumers have been fobbed off with poor, albeit any, advice on how to manage their mortgage. Many have been encouraged to borrow more than they could possibly […]

Omni RMS Launches Blog Series On Pension Reform

Leading recruitment outsourcing specialist Omni RMS is launching a new blog series aimed at tackling the thorny issue of pension reform and auto-enrolment. The series will provide clients and fellow outsourcers with a central resource containing information, links and advice. Managing director of Omni RMS, Howard Flint, says: “We saw the confusion that many people […]

LaCie Announces Thinner, Faster Porsche Design Drive

This week, LaCie, together with Porsche Design, announced the P’9223 Slim SSD. This product is the latest extension of the Porsche Design portfolio and the fastest LaCie USB hard drive to date. It combines USB 3.0 speeds with an optional SSD to maximise performance, and its sleek form factor echoes the aluminium exterior of Apple’s […]

Pensioners Face A £111,416 Tax Bill In Retirement

The average UK pensioner household faces a £111,400 tax bill in retirement as increasing longevity means pensioners are living on average up to 19 years past the age of 65, new analysis from MetLife shows. Every year in retirement adds an extra £5,864 in direct and indirect taxes based on current tax rates to the […]

Workers In For A Tough Five Years As Earnings Growth Runs At A Trickle

Even by 2017, earnings are likely to grow by far less than their pre-financial crisis average New Cebr forecasts show that employee earnings growth will be incredibly weak for years to come. The forecasts are released as part of the economics consultancy’s quarterly UK Prospects report. While tomorrow’s GDP figures are expected to show that […]

London Stock Exchange Group’s £300 Million Retail Bond

Strong demand for Group’s first retail bond Offer size of £300 million, the largest corporate bond to be issued through ORB to date Offer period closed six days early Bonds to be traded on ORB London Stock Exchange Group plc (“LSEG” or the “Group”) has announced that the offer period for its 9 year sterling […]

Visitor Businesses Invited to Sign Up now for My Kent Big Weekend 2013

Tourism businesses, attractions and destinations of all sizes can sign up now for My Kent Big Weekend 2013 and benefit from one of the most effective marketing campaigns in the county. Visit Kent is once again organising a two-day celebration of the county’s 4,000 tourism businesses – showcasing attractions on its state-of-the-art website and delivering […]