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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.  

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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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Volunteers needed to support 7,000 young people at holiday clubs during the summer

Telford and Wrekin residents 16 and over can now volunteer to help 7,000 young people stay healthy and active at holiday clubs during the summer holidays….

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New Grant Scheme Launched for Shropshire’s Summer Holidays Activities and Food Programme

Below is information about new grant funding for providers running holiday activities during the summer, for vulnerable children and young people. This is a fantastic opportunity…

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1-to-1 mentoring for free!

In partnership with Google, business owners can sign up to get 1-to-1 mentoring for free. Mentors from Google can provide advice to help connect businesses with…

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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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HMRC consultation on ‘Raising standards in the tax advice market: professional indemnity insurance and defining tax advice’

Dear customer, Our consultation on ‘Raising standards in the tax advice market‘ was published on 23‌‌‌ ‌March 2021. This is your chance to have your say. We need…

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Pilot People Portal Programme Opportunities

Shropshire Chamber is in a unique position to connect individuals with businesses in Shropshire and we have created this exciting service to help local employers find their next team…

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Latest coronavirus news – cases spike in Shropshire

More collection points to help you home test twice a week Lateral Flow home tesk kit We’ve changed the times and places you can now collect…

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Coronavirus update from Telford and Wrekin Council

View as a webpage / Share Coronavirus update from Telford and Wrekin Council Infection rates in Telford and Wrekin begin to level out The number of…

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How to design a pop-up shop

Most of us were shopping online during the past year, but with the economy in the UK now reopening, it’s time to talk shop! Are you…

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SEISS: What you must do to claim the fourth and fifth Self Employed Income Support Scheme grants

In its 2021 Budget, the government announced not only the amount of the fourth grant for the Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS), but also that…

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COVID-19: Employer support – live webinars

COVID-19 Support Dear customer, Claims under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) are now open for pay periods in April ‌2021. Claims for March are now closed, but…

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Coronavirus update from Telford and Wrekin Council

Coronavirus update from Telford and Wrekin Council 15 April 2021 Infection rates in Telford and Wrekin fluctuate The number of new coronavirus cases in Telford and Wrekin…

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Coronavirus: Visitors to Bridgnorth guaranteed a warm and safe welcome

Bridgnorth is safe, and very much open for business – that’s the message from local traders who welcomed back shoppers this week. As part of the…

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Prime Minister’s statement on the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Prime Minister’s statement on the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Delivered on: 9 April 2021 (Transcript of the speech, exactly…

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Transition Update

Dear customer, If you move goods between the UK and countries in the EU, you need to follow new customs and tax rules. Your business will be…

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Coronavirus update from Telford and Wrekin Council 1 April 2021

Infection rates in Telford and Wrekin begin to level out The number of new confirmed coronavirus cases in Telford and Wrekin continues to remain stable, the…

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Join our youth board

We Want You! We are looking for members to help us listen to the voices of young people by being a voice, providing insight about what…

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Payroll year end checklist: Here’s what your business needs to do

Payroll year end is approaching soon but there’s no reason to panic. If you’ve not put plans in to place to prepare for it, there’s time…

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Marches Growth Hub Telford Business Covid Safe Update

Contact Telford & Wrekin Council for support to make your workplace Covid safe Telford & Wrekin Council are working hard to provide support to employers across…

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Almost two-thirds of people who lost jobs in UK pandemic are under 25

ONS figures come as report says youth unemployment could reach 1m without concerted action Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Of all 16-24-year-olds…

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Chris Goulden comments on an unequal crisis

Chris Goulden, Youth Futures Foundation’s Director of Impact and Evidence, commented: “Today’s (23 March 2021) ONS (Office for National Statistics)job stats hammer home that this is an unequal crisis. Young people continue to bear…

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Understanding how your wellbeing strategy can help your business recover after Covid

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Coronavirus update from Telford and Wrekin Council 18 March 2021

Coronavirus update from Telford and Wrekin Council 18 March 2021 Infection rates continue to fall The sharp fall in confirmed coronavirus cases in Telford and Wrekin…

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Nearly half of borough adults vaccinated

Coronavirus update from Telford and Wrekin Council Covid-19 vaccination programme gathers pace in Telford and Wrekin So far, nearly half of Telford and Wrekin’s adult population…

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Talking Points

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 are…

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SYST Survey

https://survey.app.do/syst_survey If you have a moment to spare please take a look at our survey. Let us know what YOU think By answering the survey questions…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Supporting the reopening of outdoor hospitality

Supporting the reopening of outdoor hospitality On 22 February the Prime Minister published a roadmap for easing the lockdown restrictions and set out that in step…

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£40m second round of the Green Recovery Challenge Fund opens for applications

Environmental charities and partners across England to benefit from fund which will create and retain jobs while restoring nature and tackling climate change. Grants of up…

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Speak up and help beat coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are seeking volunteers to take part in a study at the forefront of new and emerging science and technology. Take 5 minutes of your time…

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Transmission in workplaces remain a concern | Coronavirus updates

Transmission in workplaces remain a concern Infection rates in Telford and Wrekin have declined by only 2%, while the regional and national averages are dropping more…

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Plea From a Local Doctor

Plea From a Local Doctor Dr Tyrone Lightbody has asked us to share his words to encourage everyone to get a Covid-19 vaccine as soon as…

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Additional COVID-19 financial support announced – what you need to know

Today, as part of the Budget, the UK Government has announced further support for you and your employees. Extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)…

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UK Government self-employment grant announced

The UK Government has today announced that the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will continue until September with a fourth and fifth grant. We will contact…

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Unpaid carers to receive their vaccinations

Unpaid carers to receive their vaccinations Telford & Wrekin Council and Telford Carers Centre are continuing to work hard to support the NHS, to ensure all…

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Coronavirus: Further £6 million funding boost to help Shropshire businesses

Shropshire businesses which have been hit by the current third Lockdown will be supported through a new £6 million round of grants. Shropshire Council has today…

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Press release – Prime Minister sets out roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions

PM Boris Johnson has announced the government’s roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions in England. Government publishes four-step roadmap to ease restrictions across England and provide…

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Grants of up to £5k to bring your green ideas to life

Do you need funding for a project that will reduce carbon emissions and support a green recovery in Telford and Wrekin? Grants of up to £5k…

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Government announces £2,000 grants to help small businesses deal with Brexit

A new £20m fund will provides small and medium sized businesses with £2,000 grants to help them deal with changes to trade rules with the EU. SMEs…

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Coronavirus: Shropshire records lowest weekly COVID-19 cases since December 2020

During the 7-day period from 5–11 February 2021 in Shropshire: 492 new cases reported This was a decrease of 150 (23%) cases compared to the previous…

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Community News – Funding

Community News – Funding KFC Foundation Community Grant Empowering young people Grants of between £200 and £2,000 are available for projects which empower disadvantaged young people…

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Apprenticeships – Can you help a young person take a ‘Step on the Ladder’

Apprenticeships – Can you help a young person take a ‘Step on the Ladder’ Apprenticeships – Can you help a young person take a ‘Step on…

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HMRC Latest Talking Points

View in browser Talking Points HMRC’s regular Talking Points provide information, guidance and tips to help you to understand tax issues. We have more Talking Points…

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Developing your Export USP – Free Webinar | 16 February 2021 | 11:00-12:00

Developing your Export USP – Free Webinar | 16 February 2021 | 11:00-12:00 We invite you to join us for the second in a series of…

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International Women’s Day 2021 – Celebrating The Marches Women In Business – 8 March 2021 10a.m. – 12.30p.m.

Here’s a fabulous event for your diaries! It’s 10.00am-12.30pm on Monday 8th March 2021 to celebrate International Women’s Day. All are welcome!  The role of women in business across…

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Allowable expenses to add to your Self Assessment tax return

Got a Self Assessment tax return to fill in but not sure what your business can claim back? Understanding what your allowable expenses are, as HMRC…

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How will Brexit affect businesses? 14 things you need to know

Editor’s note: This article has been updated in light of the UK-EU trade deal that was agreed at the end of 2020 and is now in…

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Business Broadband Grant – Register Now!

Business Broadband Grant Your business could qualify for a grant to access high-speed broadband connectivity. As the Scheme is due to close by the end of…

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Free rapid COVID testing expanded for eligible businesses

Rapid COVID testing, also known as lateral flow testing, has previously been accessible for businesses registered in England that employ 250+ employees who cannot work from…

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Two year project to tackle crime and improve quality of life

Work is under way to identify neighbourhoods of Telford & Wrekin to benefit from a £1.5 million investment to reduce crime and tackle anti-social behaviour, improving…

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Self Assessment: How to submit your 2019/20 tax return late without penalty

  HMRC has announced that, as a one-off measure for the 2019/20 tax year, it’s possible to submit your Self Assessment tax return as late as…

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Discretionary additional restrictions grant

Following the third lockdown announced by Government and commencing on Tuesday 6 January 2021, further discretionary funding was announced to help support businesses not eligible for…

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Telford & Wrekin Council to offer 100 employment opportunities under Kickstart Scheme

Telford & Wrekin Council is to provide 100 work placements for young people in 2021 as part of the Government’s nationwide £2 billion Kickstart scheme. The…

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Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

Dear customer, The deadline for claiming the third SEISS grant is fast approaching. If your clients are eligible, they must make their claim on or before 29‌‌‌ ‌January…

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Coronavirus update from Telford and Wrekin Council 25 January 2021

Working from home, testing and safe workspace: your duty as an employer As a borough employer, we need you to comply with Central Government’s Covid-19 restrictions…

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Covid-19 News

COVID-19 news COVID-19 cases remain at highest levels in Telford and Wrekin The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Telford and Wrekin remain close to the…

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UK Transition Employer Bulletin

Following the UK’s exit from Europe on 31 December 2020 we have published a UK Transition edition of the Employer Bulletin. This contains a roundup of…

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Social care sector to receive £269 million to boost staffing levels and testing

The funding is to protect and support staff and residents in care homes and those receiving help in their own homes. New £120 million fund for…

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Turn your business idea into reality

Every successful business starts with an idea. Ideas can come to anyone, anywhere, at any time. They grab on to you. They niggle at the back…

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How to find last-minute help with your tax return

Everyone who’s self-employed – plus anyone who earns money away from their main job – will need to submit their self-assessment tax return for the 2019/20…

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Allowable expenses to add to your Self Assessment tax return

Got a Self Assessment tax return to fill in but not sure what your business can claim back? Understanding what your allowable expenses are, as HMRC…

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Self-Employment Income Support Scheme claims deadlines

Dear customer, I’m writing to remind you of upcoming claims deadlines for the following schemes: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) I’d also…

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Applications are open again for business grants

Local Restrictions Support Grant Has your business in the retail, hospitality or leisure sector been forced to close due to the new national lockdown? Applicants who…

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