Epsom Business Breakfast are meeting this Thursday 22nd Oct from 8:30am via Zoom You can do a 60 second intro about you and your business, and one of the members will give a 10 minute talk about their business. Cost is FREE Click Link For More Details 👇
Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces a new Job Support Scheme, starting in November. It replaces the 'furlough scheme' and means the government will pay part of workers' wages who have lost hours.
The cut in VAT to 5% for the hospitality and tourism sector will be extended until 31 March.
Firms that took government loans during the crisis will have longer to pay them back and companies that deferred their VAT bill will no longer have to pay a lump sum in March
HMRC letters to VAT-registered businesses in Great Britain trading with the EU and/or the rest of the world, highlighting actions they need to take to continue trading with the EU from 1 January 2021.
A new £2.1 million grant scheme, ‘Business Recovery Grants’, has been launched by Coast to Capital LEP to provide businesses in West Sussex, Brighton & Hove, East Surrey, Croydon, or Lewes District with funding of between £10,000 and £170,000 (for projects of £20,000 to £340,000). The programme will provide up to 50% of an expansion project for organisations that can demonstrate a clear link to COVID-19 recovery and growth. In addition, they are looking for businesses to set out plans for job creation and job retention to improve the unemployment rate in the local area.
Applicants from all sectors are eligible to apply for this funding, but they are prioritising applicants from the following sectors: Hospitality, Travel &Tourism, Sports & Leisure, Entertainment & Arts, Food & Drink, Retail & Wholesale, Aviation & Supply Chain, Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing, Horticulture & Viticulture & Health & Life Sciences.
They expect demand for this scheme to be high. Although it is not first-come-first-served, time will be a factor, as there is only a finite amount of funding available – so it would be advantageous for you to submit your completed Expression of Interest as soon as possible. To find out more about the application criteria and how to apply, visit coast2capital.org.uk/business-recovery-grants.
Now Online! Wednesday 8th July 2020
Kingston Chamber of Commerce Kingston Business Expo has grown year on year and is now recognised as the largest business networking opportunity in south west London. Unfortunately the 2020 expo can no longer take place as a face to face event but rather than simply postponing the event Its now online. They are committed to continuing to provide an opportunity for the local business community to networking, engage and learn For More Details or to Sign Up Click Link Below 👇
The prime minister has announced a series of measures easing the lockdown in England. Click Link To Read More 👇
Coronavirus lockdown: All you need to know about new measures www.bbc.co.uk/news/explainers-52530518
We have has partnered with Business Mentor Simon Palmer to bring you a series of Webinars to help your business. In our first webinar Simon will walk through the areas you need to consider to get your business ready for the recovery. For More Details and to book your Free spot Click Link Below 👇
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