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CapGemini UoB Event

We were privileged to have attended UoB CapGemini Community challenge. A fantastic opportunity for our charity to present to people and showcase what we do and…

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Yiasmin Freestone receives her Certificate of Recognition

We are delighted to have gifted Yiasmin Freestone a certificate of recognition for all her hard work and contributions to our charity. Yiasmin has not only been…

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Youth Development Lead Opportunity

Shropshire Youth Support Trust (SYST) Job Title: Youth Development Lead Reports to: Chief Executive & Community Enterprise Co-ordinator Salary: £20,000 to £22,000 dependant on experience Contract:…

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Start Up Support Showcase event

The Marches Growth Hub Telford is running the event in partnership with the Shropshire Chamber and is running on 13th July between 9am and 12 noon…

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Growth Hub Events!

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Thankful Thursday – Alex Leighton’s Table Cloth for SYST

Thank you Alex Leighton for this fantastic Table Cloth! Alex is one of our beneficiaries who has gone from strength to strength during her entire time…

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Funding News

Well Being Grants for Communities Severn Trent Community Fund 2022 Grants from £2,000 to £200,000 are available for projects that support the wellbeing of communities in…

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SYST Beneficiaries receive their awards

We are delighted to announce that four of our beneficiaries have received their awards at last night’s Young Person Grant Awards helmed by Telford & Wrekin…

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Young Innovators Awards 2022/23

Young Innovators Awards 2022/23 Young people (aged 18-30 by 27th July 2022) can apply for an award that will help turn their business idea into a…

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Richard Nuttall Thanks our volunteers

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Volunteer with SYST

One thing SYST prides ourselves on is having a fantastic working relationship with all our volunteers. We have an array of mentors who have contributed their…

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A moment with Romilly

I am a freelance photographer who has been through a lot in my short life, facing many challenges. I am visually impaired and have several other…

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Funding news

Latest opportunities National Lottery Awards Grants available: £5,000 Overview: Nominate a charitable organisation for the National Lottery Awards, with the prize being a trophy and £5,000…

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Volunteer Youth Worker

Do you know anyone that would like to volunteer their time and skills for a good cause? We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and empathetic volunteer…

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Worklocal Event

The SYST Team were invited to participate at Hollinswood Pavillion Community Centre on the 19th of May along with many other businesses. Sarah Evans (Community Enterprise…

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We Have Launched On Twincl

Shropshire Youth Support Trust is a Charity that specialises in building aspirations and promoting social inclusion, by maximising Self-Employment and Employability. We support young people between the…

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Join our LiveLife Health Engagement Team!

As many of you will know, we have been branching out into cancer awareness and health engagement work for some time. We are very pleased to…

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Support Local Causes and WIN £25K

Good afternoon all, If you are able to then please look into this lottery. https://www.twincl.co.uk/support/shropshire-youth-support-trust For £1 pound per week, you can get a chance to…

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Grants and Funding

Help shape The National Lottery Community Fund The National Lottery Community Fund (TNLCF) are currently conducting a Strategic Review. This is part of their ongoing commitment…

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Life ready, work ready

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Celebration of Caring in Telford and Wrekin

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TAH TEAM ASSISTANT OPPORTUNITY

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Safer Strong Communities Launch Event

Do you know anyone who is 19-24 years old? Lives within Telford & Wrekin and currently Not in Education Employment or Training (NEET)? If you do…

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Ideas Made Real

For 16 – 24 Year Olds Have you ever had an idea about something that could make a huge difference? Is there something missing that would…

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Grants and Funding

Grants and Funding Gen22 Ideas Made Real Ideas Made Real is an exciting & unique opportunity for young people 16-24 to turn their awesome ideas into…

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SYST in Sweden

The SYST team have recently embarked on training in Stokholm focusing on Coding, AI and Robotics. This is part of the CAIR4YOUTH project which you can…

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Shropshire-Calendar of Business Events

Date Name & Details Venue To Book and More Information Cost & Eligibility 20/06/22 An introduction to Creative Smartphone photography Zoom https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-introduction-to-creativesmartphone-photographytickets-30137613312 FREE to eligible businesses…

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Community Mental Health Transformation

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New grants scheme for Shrewsbury announced

A new grants scheme has been launched in Shrewsbury aimed at supporting projects and events which promote and improve the experience of the town centre. LAST…

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Guess My Job!

  Do you enjoy talking about your job?   Could you be free between 1.00 pm and 2.15 pm on March 18th to help show young…

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Can you remember the person who gave you the advice and support to start you on your career?

Could you be that person that introduces a young person to working in a sector or career that makes them excited about their future employment?  …

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Young Person Grant 2022

Scheme information The Leader and Cabinet Members’ Young Person Grant 2022 provides up to £500 to young people who need financial support for education, training or…

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National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates

The hourly rate for the minimum wage depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice. This page is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg). You must be…

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Sustainability focused start-ups: How about a £10k cash grant?

Entrepreneurship is hard, but entrepreneurship in sustainability is even harder. If you’re an early-stage start-up building a physical product with environmental impact in mind, apply for…

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Telford and Wrekin businesses backed by new wave of revive and thrive grants

Telford & Wrekin Council is demonstrating its continued investment into the borough’s high streets after unveiling a new wave of revive and thrive fund grants. The…

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Jon Gidney on working with SYST

I’m pleased to be working with SYST to deliver activities for young people, through their partnership programme with Telford & Wrekin Council. Lewis (pictured) has a…

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Marketing Administration Assistant

KICKSTART OPPORTUNITY Marketing Administration Assistant National Minimum Wage Monday – Friday (5 hours per day) The Marketing Administration Assistant (MAA) will contribute to the company’s business…

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Office Administrator

Job Matching vacancy Office Administrator       Location of work Telford Hours of work   Rate of pay     Details and duties In this…

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Re-Engagement with Youth!

The Shropshire Youth Support Trust (SYST) is excited to announce its partnership with Telford Council to deliver a Youth Engagement project aimed solely at getting disengaged…

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Activities with SYST!

Aged 16-18? Born between 01.09.03 – 31.08.05? Want to talk to us about some exciting activities that you can do? Then get in touch with us…

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Marches Growth Hub Events

Unlocking finance for your business start-up Thursday 10 February I 10 – 11am FREE to all businesses and entrepreneurs based in the Marches LEP geographical area….

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SYST Announces partnership with CAIR 4 YOUTH

Our Project The project CAIR 4 YOUTH aims to support professionals in the youth sector in acquiring and developing skills in working with issues of Coding,…

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International Photography Exhibition 163

Over 8,000 images were submitted to the International Photography Exhibition 163, and an impressive selection of images were shortlisted and reviewed as prints by our guest…

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Cover Design Awards 2022

Win a six-month mentorship with a designer in the Penguin Design Studios, as well as a design kit package worth £1,000. Do you want a career…

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Jackson’s Painting Prize – Submissions open now

£5 Entry fee Enter up to 5 artworks Open to artists all over the world All ages and abilities 2-dimensional fine art works in any painting…

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Sound Generator – Applications Open

What is Sound Generator? Sound Generator is Sound UK’s research and development (R&D) programme to develop artists and the work they present. Each year, Sound Generator enables six…

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SYST Sign the Care Leavers Covenant

SYST has signed the Care Leavers Covenant! Below is a full transcript from Chief Executive Richard Nuttall, COmmunity Enterprise Co-Ordinator Sarah Evans and Care Leaver and…

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Volunteers wanted at Shropshire’s new community online radio station

Shropshire’s new online community radio station has issued an urgent appeal for volunteers to help drive its growth in 2022. INTune Radio says it wants to…

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Platinum Jubilee Information

Funding from Telford & Wrekin Council The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration Fund To mark this historic occasion Telford & Wrekin Council is launching The Queen’s Platinum…

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Grant funding opportunities

Still time to apply to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration Fund Telford & Wrekin Council is supporting communities to celebrate by launching The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration…

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Talking Points webinars

Declaring your grants on your Company Tax Return (CT600) This webinar provides an overview of how to report coronavirus support payments and grants on your company…

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Government support for businesses affected by Omicron

The government has announced additional economic support to help businesses most affected by the Omicron variant of coronavirus: • businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors…

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Management Insights – The Power of Purpose

An opportunity to hear from best selling author John O’Brien MBE and find out how the university can support your business. About this event University Centre…

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£15,000 grant scheme set to launch in bid to help community assets

£15,000 grant scheme set to launch in bid to help community assets A grant scheme is set to be launched by Shropshire Council in a bid…

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Securing bids and grants to grow your business – 25/11/21 @ 9.30

Securing bids and grants to grow your business – 25/11/21 @ 9.30 An insight into bidding, speculative proposals and persuasive writing processes to sustain, develop and…

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Recovery Loan scheme extended for 6 months

Recovery Loan scheme extended for 6 months The Recovery Loan Scheme will be extended by 6 months to 30 June 2022, providing valuable support for smaller…

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Funding for farmers to boost productivity

Funding for farmers to boost productivity The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) have launched the new £27 million Farming Investment Fund to help…

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Talking Points

HMRC’s regular Talking Points provide information, guidance and tips to help you to understand tax issues. We have more Talking Points webinars coming up. There are…

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Alex Leighton’s SYST Story

Shropshire Youth Support Trust’s (SYST) mission is to empower young, disadvantaged people into sustainable self-employment or employment. We also use this as a tool to help…

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Shropshire Chamber Events

FREE FOR MEMBERS & NON MEMBERS Businesses from across Shropshire are invited to attend our virtual International Men’s Day event which will offer an array of…

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Historic pub to host digital skills workshop

Are you aged 16-24 and interested in learning new digital media skills in the setting of a stunning historic Shropshire pub? Free places are now available…

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High Sheriff of Shropshire comments on his recent visit to SYST

Shropshire Youth Support Trust(SYST) does superb work in helping young people, from largely disadvantaged backgrounds, into employment. I met with Chief Executive Richard Nuttall, Chairman Robert…

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November and December Events – Marches Growth Hub

Please see below a full list of events that we have planned for November and December.       Date Name & Details Venue To Book and…

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Telford Growth & Recovery Fund – Social Enterprise

Telford & Wrekin Council launched the Telford Growth & Recovery Programme last month with applications closing on 8th October – Newsroom – £1m Telford Growth and…

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Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

Festival of Female Entrepreneurs Oct 22, 10:00AM to Oct 22, 5:00PM BST DescriptionSponsorsSchedule Festival of Female Entrepreneurs 2021 marks 10 years of the festival and we are so excited to…

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We’re recruiting!

Telford & Wrekin Council Community Services are recruiting for an apprentice to join their team. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to provide support to…

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Lucy Allan MP Visits SYST

We were delighted that MP, Lucy Allan visited us to learn more about our charity and the level of support we offer. Lucy was very keen…

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Training courses now available!

Fully funded by the ESF this training will be delivered through our partner’s Dimensions Training Solutions. In order to be eligible for these courses, you will…

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FREE CV Writing Session – Do you know someone who is unemployed that would benefit?

Do you know anyone who is unemployed that would benefit from a FREE session* from the team at The CV Workshop to create an awesome CV…

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Service cuts may expose rural youth to county lines

A lack of funding for rural youth work in England is leaving young people exposed to the dangers of county lines drug-dealing gangs, it is claimed….

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Supporting growth and recovery in Telford

Supporting growth and recovery in Telford Telford & Wrekin Council is offering new growth and recovery grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 to eligible SME Telford…

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£1m Telford Growth and Recovery Programme launched this week.

Telford & Wrekin Council is gearing up to boost local businesses with a fresh round of coronavirus recovery grants worth up to £10,000. There will be…

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Appeal To Local Businesses

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wagamama launches partnership with UK Youth to assist young people

wagamama has today launched a partnership with UK Youth, a leading charity with a vision that all young people are equipped to thrive and empowered to…

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Let’s get back to business

Dear customer, Are you re-opening your business, or planning to do so shortly? If you’re bringing back your employees’ part time, you can claim furlough flexibly for…

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Time to Make it Happen! A webinar series that will empower you to set goals, grow in confidence, audit your business, understand and connect with your customer on a next level and streamline to success. Starts 7 September. Book your place now!

Time to Make it Happen! A webinar series that will empower you to set goals, grow in confidence, audit your business, understand and connect with your…

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Protecting your Business from Cyber Criminals! Cyber Security & Cyber Essentials Webinar Series starting 8 September. Book your free place now!

A topical insight into the current Cyber threats and risks faced by organisations across all sectors and the security measures that can be taken. Book your…

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Action required – changes to the Job Retention Scheme and the latest on SEISS

Dear customer, I’m writing to you with the latest information about the financial support schemes available to help your clients, as part of the UK Government’s Plan…

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Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

Festival of Female Entrepreneurs 2021 marks ten years of the festival and we are so excited to celebrate with you, in the beautiful city of Bristol!…

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Five reasons loans are declined

Five reasons loans are declined SMEs should be planning their borrowing strategy long before they need money “2021 has seen a lack of lending appetite among…

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Why you should take the time to consider your and your employees’ mental health

Why you should take the time to consider your and your employees’ mental health Why you should prioritise striking an equitable work-life balance There can often…

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5 things start-ups get wrong

5 things start-ups get wrong Richard Murray, Chief Commercial Officer of advisory company Elephants Child, looks at classic errors made by small businesses… and how to…

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SYST – BBC interview

Most recently Shropshire Youth Support Trust’s Chief Executive Richard Nuttall was interviewed again on BBC Radio Shropshire. During this interview Richard discusses what the charity have…

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Youth Employment Group

Youth Employment Group With over 200 member organisations the Youth Employment Group is the UK’s largest coalition of youth employment experts. In response to the crisis, Impetus, Youth…

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Kickstart Scheme – new roles now available

Kickstart Scheme – new roles now available Are you a young person aged 16-24 currently in receipt of universal credit? Kickstart offers paid roles as an…

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Silverpreneurs programme

Are you over 50 and wanting to start up your own business or grow your micro or small business as part of a fun and collaborative…

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Income from property for individual landlords & Basis Periods

Dear customer, HMRC’s regular Talking Points provide information, guidance and tips to help you to understand tax issues. We have more Talking Points webinars coming up. There…

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Are your clients trading with the EU? Register your place on one of HMRC’s webinars.

Dear customer, If your client’s business moves goods between the UK and countries in the EU, they’ll need to follow new customs and tax rules. Their business…

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Extended Loss Carry Back

Dear customer, The Extended Loss Carry Back measure announced in the Spring Budget 2021, enables companies to make claims to carry back losses for a further two…

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Action required – upcoming deadline for furloughing employees and SEISS update

Dear customer, I’m writing to you with the latest information about the financial support schemes available to help your clients, as part of the UK Government’s Plan…

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Leader and Cabinet Members’ Young Person Grant Scheme

It is a monetary award to support children and young people living in the Borough of Telford and Wrekin between the ages of 15 and 25 years old in…

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Workplaces, trivial benefits and homeworking

Times have changed – and for many employees this means that where they work from has also changed. Wherever your employees are based, find out more…

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Walk-in and get your jab| Coronavirus update 23 June 2021

Coronavirus update from Telford and Wrekin Council 23 June 2021 New walk-in Covid-19 Pfizer Vaccination Clinics – no appointment needed Walk-in Covid-19 Pfizer Vaccination Clinics for 18-39 year…

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Payrolling – the benefits

Join the following live webinars for more information about submitting payroll reports and how recording the right information can save you time. You can ask questions…

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Let’s get back to business

Dear customer, Are you re-opening your business, or planning to do so shortly? If you’re bringing back your employees part-time, you can claim furlough flexibly for them…

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Agent Support

Dear customer, HMRC’s work has been at the centre of the government’s response to COVID-19. Whether that’s by administering the support schemes, changing our operational approach or…

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Self-Employment Income Support Scheme fifth grant

A fifth grant covering May 2021 to September 2021 will be open to claims from late July 2021. The grant is taxable and will be paid…

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Telford awarded £22.3m from Towns Fund

Telford has been awarded £22.3m for projects that will transform the town centre, creating jobs, boosting economic growth and ensuring a bright future for residents and…

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COVID-19 support – what’s available and actions you or your clients may need to take

Dear customer, I’m writing to you with the latest information about the financial support schemes available to help your clients, as part of the UK Government’s Plan…

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Home or away – paying and reporting employee expenses

For employees working from home, on the road claiming travel expenses or using company vehicles, join the following live webinars for more information as well as…

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