Chambers News

Presidents Blog: 5 ways small businesses can use AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer a concept of the future. It’s here, and it’s transforming the way businesses operate. For small businesses in Dorset, AI offers a range of opportunities to streamline operations, enhance customer service, and drive growth.

Here our President Steve Bulley looks at five ways small businesses can leverage AI

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Budget summary March 2024

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has unveiled the contents of this year’s Budget in the House of Commons.

It is the last scheduled Budget before the next general election, which is expected to take place later this year.

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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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Major campaign to fight fraud launched – Stop! Think Fraud

Fraud accounts for around 40% of all crime in England and Wales, with an estimated 3.2 million offences each year. The latest data from the Crime Survey of England and Wales shows it has reduced by 13% over the past year. The estimated cost of fraud to society is £6.8 billion in England and Wales.

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Top tips to stay safe from the scammers

This month sees International Fraud Awareness Week, a global initiative aimed at minimising the impact of fraud by promoting anti-fraud awareness and education. Ofcom research showed that 41 million people received a suspicious phone call or text during the summer of last year, so it pays to be aware of the risks of scams and frauds.

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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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Dorchester Chamber represents members on remembrance Sunday

Dorchester Chamber for Business laid a wreath at the War Memorial on remembrance Sunday. Founded in 1917, the Chamber has been in existence since the first world war and has always felt it is important to remember members and former members who have been touched by military action since 1914. 

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