UK recession: West

Page last updated at 11:41 GMT, Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Honda production line
As part of Taking the Pulse, BBC West correspondent Dave Harvey gives his views on the effect of the recession in the region.

One business in the West of England is toasting a return to better fortunes, while others believe the worst may be over.

The number of companies feeling confident about their future in the Bristol area has increased, a survey suggests.


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More than 80 jobs are to go at SKF Super Precision Bearings in Stonehouse.

Wessex Water outlines plans to reduce its workforce by up to 200 by the end of the year.

Mixed fortunes for county's towns
The recession has hit Somerset's towns in various way - some are struggling while others are in line for a massive new development.


Pay cut for car plant's workforce
Staff at Swindon's Honda plant are told they will have their pay cut after a three-month shutdown.


Jobs go as Clerical Medical axed
Scottish Widows is chosen to carry forward pensions and investment products for the Lloyds Banking Group.

Private college to cut 15 posts
Fifteen members of staff at Cheltenham college are to be made redundant, it has been confirmed.




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RECESSION BASICS
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