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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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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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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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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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The five key ways to improve your wellbeing

The five key ways to improve your wellbeing Whether you feel worried, tense, sad, stressed, overwhelmed, angry, afraid or anxious, there are five simple and practical…

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FREE CV Workshop

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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When is a good time to start your own business?

Starting your own business is a big decision to make, with so many considerations to account for. One of the most common questions people ask is…

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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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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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Dimension Training Solutions – Health & Hygiene Pathway

We are proud to work alongside Dimension Training Solutions to provide some incredible training sessions which are all fully funded. Please take a look at the…

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Dimension Training Solutions – Business Support Pathway

We are proud to work alongside Dimension Training Solutions to provide some incredible training sessions which are all fully funded. Please take a look at the…

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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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The Wellness Exchange: Start and grow a wellness business

The Wellness Exchange by Enterprise Nation If you’re looking to start or grow a wellness business, this online event is for you! Meet retail buyers to…

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Lunch and Learn: Looking after your wellbeing as you grow your business

Enterprise Nation is hosting a daily Lunch and Learn webinar to give you a boost and offer advice from experts. About this event Lunch and Learn…

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Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) Tool

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

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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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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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Bids invited for new £9.5m FE professional development grants

Applications for a £9.5 million government pilot to bolster teacher training in the further education sector have opened today. The Department for Education has announced a…

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Lifetime Skills Guarantee courses at Telford College

Lifetime Skills Guarantee courses at Telford College, these programmes are designed to deliver free, fully-funded training to adults who do not currently have an advanced technical…

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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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Completing P11D forms

If you use form P11D to report expenses and benefits for your employees, we can help you. Join the following live webinar during which you can…

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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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What’s in a name? For a business… everything!

What you name your business can have a huge effect on how it’s received by potential customers and investors. It forms an important part of your…

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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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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’ Ladder for Shropshire has been busy promoting and showcasing Apprenticeships during National…

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New tax year: Key changes and initiatives for 2021/22

Accountants are calling the 2021/22 tax year, which begins on 6 April 2021, one of the busiest ever from a tax point of view. And that’s…

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

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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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£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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Friday Hub – Shropshire Business, Zoom Room – 12 March 2021 @ 9.15am

“Don’t sell the steak, sell the sizzle”. But what’s your sizzle? Friday Hub 9.15 – 10.15am – over 60 local Shropshire businesses all in one place! In…

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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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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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Small business funding: How to choose the right type for you

Whether you intend to start, have recently started, or are actively growing your business, there are funding options to help you realise your ambitions.  The right…

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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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UCS Support to Grow Your Business – Environmental, Digital, Upskilling – 18 March 9.30 – 11.00a.m.

UCS Support to Grow Your Business – Environmental, Digital, Upskilling Thursday 18 March 9.30 – 11.00a.m. – Online event More than just an educational establishment, University…

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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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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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SIRC Research Showcase event will disseminate the cutting edge research currently being carried out – 25 February 2021 – 10 – 11.30a.m.

Come and join us for the online Science in Industry Research Centre (SIRC) Showcase on the 25th February 2021. The Science in Industry Research Centre (SIRC)…

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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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Ask the expert panel session with Helen, Kirsty and Hollie – 3rd March @ 9.30am

Join our business experts Hollie Whittles, Helen Culshaw and Kirsty Smallman for a panel discussion on top tips for super-charging your business and a recap of…

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Powerful ways to write award winning press releases with Kirsty Smallman – 24th Feb @ 9.30am

This workshop is a 60-minute intro into how to get the media coverage you deserve for your business and why the media needs you – now…

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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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New year, new legislation: What businesses need to know in 2021

Even if it wasn’t for required Brexit changes and the challenges presented by coronavirus, 2021 presents a challenging year from a business administration perspective. Those in…

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News Round Up!

Community News round up Welcome to the Community Services bulletin. This week: Donate your old laptop to help local children. Carers Winter Wellbeing Guide Spot light…

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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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Five strategies for female entrepreneurs to overcome barriers

Did you know that women are grossly underrepresented as business owners, with three times as many businesses owned by men? And did you also know that women are…

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Look both ways: A new approach to new-year goal setting

It’s that time of year when many of us start thinking about what we want to achieve in the year ahead. Some of us set goals,…

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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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Online Events – Enterprise Nation

Access a wide range of online events to get daily business advice Friday – Female founder Friday with Natalie Sherman   Naturally Social founder Natalie Sherman…

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Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage: Second Round

Part of the rescue package announced by DCMS to safeguard cultural and heritage organisations across England from the economic impact of COVID-19. This guidance was last…

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New COVID grants to support businesses

Businesses that have been required to close due to national restrictions imposed by government as of 5 January 2021 may be eligible for a one-off grant…

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Better Digital Meetings

Better Digital Meetings with Emma Alston -A series of not to be missed events to help you make the best impression possible in every conversation and…

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A guide to government grants for businesses during third England lockdown

With England in a third national lockdown due to coronavirus from 5 January, here’s a guide to the grants available for closed and other affected businesses….

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Six small business trends to act on in 2021

From the recalibration of remote working to the power of pivoting, 2020 – the year when everything changed – has sparked a series of trends that’ll…

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HMRC – Further guidance on business support schemes, including recent government announcements

Further information on the support schemes available to help you through the COVID-19 pandemic: Job Support Scheme Expansion of Job Support Scheme Job Retention Bonus Coronavirus…

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Intellectual property news Update

Detailed guide: Requests for opinions: 2020 31-07-2020 08:56 AM BST   Information about opinions requests we have received this year. Promotional material: IPO events calendar 30-07-2020…

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HMRC – Applications open for customs grant scheme

The next phase of the customs grant scheme is now open for applications. It sees a record £50 million investment as part of the measures to…

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HMRC – Find out more about the Job Retention Bonus Scheme

Today the Chancellor announced the introduction of the Job Retention Bonus. This is a one-off payment of £1,000 to employers that have used the Coronavirus Job…

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Intellectual property news Update

Corporate report: Intellectual Property Office Corporate Plan 2020 to 2021 09-07-2020 12:00 PM BST This plan outlines our main activity and targets for 2020 to 2021…

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ACAS support for businesses during Coronavirus

Acas are Britain’s workplace expert. We help organisations to improve performance and working life. Acas gives employers and employees free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules…

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HMRC – Tax Agent Toolkits: annual refresh 2020

HMRC have 19 agent toolkits available for you to download and use. They have been designed to address the most common errors seen from previous years….

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Telford College Free opportunities to keep your business moving

Shropshire Chamber of Commerce Patron member, Telford College is fully committed to offering you free opportunities to help keep your business moving. The College is very much open…

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Need help with your form P11D ?

HMRC is committed to supporting employers throughout these difficult times – including help with payroll tasks and completing the annual expenses and benefits form P11D. We…

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HMRC – COVID-19 Online support WEBINARS

The government is committed to doing whatever it takes to support businesses and individuals through the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The following updated webinars have information, guidance and…

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Fully Funded Level 2 Courses Available

Delivered through The Skills Network The Skills Network are currently working with organisations across the country to provide our fully funded level 2 courses, giving people…

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Shropshire Chamber Champion Awards 2020

Shropshire Chamber of Commerce are recognising the incredible work going on across the county during the Covid-19 pandemic with the Chamber Champion Awards this summer. Do…

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Amazon Small Business Accelerator

Enterprise Nation in Partnership with Amazon have put together a Small Business Accelerator programme. This provides free, online educational resources for anyone who wants to start…

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Guidance on returning to workplaces – Marches Growth Hub

Are you looking at plans to return to work or re-open the office? Access the latest Government guidance and Risk Assessment tool to help you implement…

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Shropshire Newsroom update- Advice on opening businesses safely/Toolkit/Funding

Safely Reopening Businesses in our Town Centres 12-06-2020 05:00 PM BST   Shropshire Council is committed to ensuring health and protection is the priority across everything…

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Reopening your business in Shropshire – a toolkit

Shropshire Council have produced a new toolkit for businesses offering advice about reopening as lockdown measures are eased. It’s designed to provide a quick and simple guide…

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HMRC – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme changes – webinars

From 1‌‌ July 2020, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is changing. Employers will be able to bring previously furloughed employees back to work part time and…

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HMRC – Important information for employers

The Employer Bulletin (June 2020, Issue 84) includes all of the latest Covid-19 updates to help you continue to meet your payroll obligations to HMRC and to claim…

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HMRC – Deferral of VAT payments as a result of COVID-19

As part of the government’s support for businesses during COVID-19, HMRC gave businesses the option of deferring their VAT payments if they were unable to pay…

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Telford & Wrekin Coronavirus Business Support Microsite is live!

We’ve put the latest support information and links in one place for you and your business during this challenging time. It’s organised into six simple categories…

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HMRC – COVID-19 Online support

The government is committed to doing whatever it takes to support businesses and individuals through the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and the following updated webinars have the…

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Important updates to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) – new flexibility! Update from Niamh Kelly, The HR Dept Shropshire

It’s hard to believe that the Governments Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to support  employees though Furlough, was only launched on the 20th March…  But with the…

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Coronavirus: Helping Shropshire businesses against scams

Shropshire Council’s regulatory services is looking to help prevent businesses from falling victim to sophisticated scams now and in the future. Most businesses are already under…

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Intellectual property news Update

News story: Alterations to services – trade marks and designs 04-06-2020 06:31 AM BST   Following the unprecedented disruption caused by Coronavirus and the closure of…

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HMRC – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Important Dates

As part of changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), I’ve outlined below important dates that may impact you in the coming weeks. Important dates…

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Shropshire Council – Coronavirus: £4.5m business grant scheme launched

Shropshire Council has today launched its £4.5million ‘Top Up’ grant scheme in support of businesses who have been unable to access COVID-19 related business grants to…

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Marches Growth Hub Guidance to help lead your business out of lock down.

  The Marches Growth Hub has a comprehensive web page listing all the things that you need to know to lead your business out of lock-down,…

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HMRC – The coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme is now live

the coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme is now live on GOV‌.UK. Employers with fewer than 250 employees can now claim for coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay…

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Intellectual property news Update

    Decision: Designs hearing decision O/217/20 21-05-2020 02:08 PM BST   Outcome of request to invalidate, hearing held on 8 April 2020. Notice: Trade marks…

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HMRC – How to claim coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay

We’re writing to let you know that the coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will launch online on 26 May. The scheme will enable employers with…

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Coronavirus: Further support to local businesses with GRANTfinder

Shropshire Council has accepted an offer from GRANTfinder that will give it six months’ free access to a new online funding portal that will make it…

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HMRC – COVID-19 online support

The government is committed to doing whatever it takes to support businesses and individuals through the coronavirus pandemic and the following webinars have the information, guidance and…

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T&W Council launches local small business support scheme on Monday, 25 May

Telford & Wrekin Council is launching the Discretionary Business Grants Fund to continue to support businesses hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The Council has received £1.47m…

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Shropshire Chamber Coronavirus Support Hub

  Shropshire Chamber is here to support you through the months ahead and beyond. Our Coronavirus Support Hub is designed to provide you with access to the…

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HMRC- Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – update for employers and agents

It’s nearly a month since the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) opened and many businesses will be preparing to make another claim in order to receive…

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Roadmap taskforces to plan how closed sectors can reopen safely

Five new ministerial-led taskforces have been set up to develop plans for how and when closed sectors can reopen safely, following publication of the UK’s roadmap to…

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