Meeting the neighbours

Nearly 100 attended the breakfast organised by Dorchester Chamber for Business, Yeovil Chamber, Sherborne Chamber & Bridport Chamber at the George Albert near Evershot. President Steve Bulley was delighted with the turnout and said: “it’s wonderful to see the room filled with great conversations”. The event was the second inter-Chamber […]

An opportunity for entrepreneurial students

A trailblazing Dorchester school has become the first in west Dorset to join the new Young Chamber Programme bridging the gap between business and education. The Thomas Hardye School in Queens Avenue has signed up to the pioneering initiative being led by Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI). Winfrith-based […]

President’s Budget response

Dorchester Chamber for Business President says the Budget delivered few surprises. “The budget delivered few surprises as expected, however the news that the growth forecast has been upgraded from 1.4% to 2% this year is welcome.” He added it was encouraging to see a shift to ease the pain of […]

Budget 2017 overview

With thanks to Albert Goodman chartered accountants, tax consultants & financial planners taken from their website here. Budget 2017 overview The main points announced and confirmed today were: Individuals Personal allowance confirmed to increase to £11,500 from April 2017 and £12,500 by 2020 Higher rate threshold to increase to £45,000 from […]