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Alex Pratt

Business Eye: It really is rocket science

I just love looking under the skin of someone else’s business because invariably you learn so much and find that their “overnight success” is down to decades of hard work, dedication and a forensic focus.

Alex Pratt

Business Eye: Real leaders act... they don’t just think about it

It was Shakespeare’s Malvolio in Twelfth Night who told us not to be afraid of greatness and that “some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them”.

Tractor speeds will increase from next year

Farming Matters: Tractor speed increase is good news for everyone!

From next March tractors will be allowed to increase their speed on public roads.

Alex Pratt

Business Eye: Our kids will pay the price of today’s failures

This week’s column comes to you from Rome, an iconic living memorial offering many inspirational reminders of human creative genius and economic potential, as well as the clear lesson that a failure to stay competitive and allowing the arrogance of officialdom to take hold will cause even the greatest empire to crumble.

Nicola Smyrl

Keeping you up-to-date with changes in TUPE

This year has seen various changes made to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) as a result of the Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertaking (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (the Amendment Regulations) coming into force earlier this year.

Is your will up to date?

Will you be affected by recent changes to inheritance law?

In the light of new legislation that came into force on October 1, the Law Society is urging people to consult their solicitor to check their will is accurate and up-to-date following changes made to inheritance laws.

The report says millions could be saved by Bucks going unitary

The Great Politician Cull: What scrapping district councils could mean for local councillors, senior managers and you

Up to 200 politicians could lose their jobs if Bucks’ four district councils are scrapped in favour of one single county-wide authority.

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Aylesbury NFU branch secretary Mark Wheeler

A new face to help the farmers of the Vale

Farmer’s son Mark Wheeler is looking forward to his new role serving the farmers of the Vale.

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Alex Pratt

Business Eye: It’s still a scary world

The local economic news in Bucks looks pretty good by most all global comparisons.

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