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Prime Minister urged to fulfil promise to support South West

Campaigners have demanded Boris Johnson makes good on a promise from two years ago to support the economy in the South West.

In an open letter to the Prime Minister published on the front page of the Western Morning News, the Great South West campaign claims progress has been "minimal" since a meeting in 2019 when Johnson said he would "support and champion" the plans put forward by...

Prime minister urges pension funds to invest in start-ups to create "big bang"

Britain's pension funds have been urged by the prime minister and chancellor to invest in start-ups to create an "investment big bang" that will boost the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

In an open letter to the finance industry, Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak said funds should consider "investing a greater proportion of their capital in long-term UK assets", such as...

Five things for the South West tech industry to shout about at the G7

With the G7 starting in Carbis Bay on June 11, the South West has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase the best of its thriving technology ecosystem.

Preparations have been underway for months for the meeting of world leaders including Joe Biden, Angela Merkel and Boris Johnson on the Cornish coast. The conference’s Build Back Better slogan encapsulates an ambition to create...