December 20 2014 Latest news:
Sheena Grant’s Year of Thrifty Living
With a head office just outside Bury St Edmunds, facilities management company Servest has developed an impressive national network of contracts offering services such as cleaning, catering, security and pest control. Now chief executive Rob Legge has plans to build the group up into a £1billion business, as Ross Bentley found out.
The major reform of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) may help to revive a flagging housing market just in time for the election, but a key point for farmers is that new high rates of Stamp Duty (10% on value between £925,001.00 and £1.5m and value in excess of £1.5m taxed at 12%) apply only to residential properties.
The manufacturing sector is set to start 2015 on solid ground, with strong outputs and orders during 2014 continuing to feed through to increased investment for the next 12 months.
A schoolgirl’s Christmas card design has been chosen as the winner in a competition which this year enjoyed a record entry.