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BBC move to Salford brought jobs boost to MediaCity – but has had minimal impact on employment across Greater Manchester

The BBC’s relocation to Salford has led to a jobs boom in MediaCityUK, but has had little positive impact on employment across Greater Manchester – suggesting that places bidding to be the new home of Channel 4 should not overestimate the economic benefits it would bring.

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Concerns about business rates changes overstated – with new analysis showing only two cities in England and Wales face rise in average rates

6th March 2017 – Average business rates will fall in all but two cities in England and Wales when the tax is revaluated next month – demonstrating that despite much-publicised concerns about the changes, firms in the vast majority of cities will actually benefit on average from a drop in rates.

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