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Business Writers: reading round-up 18 February 2024

How might public investment help fight populism?

“By ensuring access to a basic level of infrastructure and services, we can provide everyone with opportunities to improve their own lives and those of their families…A country that overlooks ‘places that don’t matter’ risks becoming irrelevant itself.” – Diane Coyle, Professor of Public Policy at University of Cambridge, writes: Fight Populism: invest in left-behind communities by Diane Coyle – Project Syndicate.

What jobs could you do that might help improve the world?

Do you want to help find solutions to the biggest challenges facing society? Have you ever considered doing this by working in a think-tank? If interested in the idea, check out this event on 28 February run by the Resolution Foundation that might answer some of your questions. Working in the think tank sector • Resolution Foundation.

Norfolk Chambers of Commerce – Festival of Knowledge 6 March 2024

A dynamic and immersive two-day event, designed to inspire, educate, and connect individuals across diverse career paths. Tickets are FREE. Book now Festival Of Knowledge Tickets, Wed 6 Mar 2024 at 13:30 | Eventbrite

How will new Companies House rules affect micro and small business owners?

The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act gives Companies House more powers and will impose new responsibilities on:

  • all new and existing company directors
  • people with significant control of a company (PSCs)
  • anyone who files on behalf of a company.

The first changes are due on 4 March 2024. To find out what you and your company will need to do and when, visit the government website: Changes to UK company law – Changes to UK company law.

Congratulations to Norwich start-up Canopey on making the Startups UK Top 50

They have also been shortlisted for the Startups Sustainability Award. Get all the details here: Norwich startup is one of the UK’s ‘most innovative new businesses’ – East Anglia in Business.

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Huw Sayer

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