News - Coronavirus COVID-19

Posted on: January, 2021
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 4 January 2021 confirming a new national lockdown a new version of the Apprenticeship Programme response to COVID-19 has been published.  The new guidance can found on the apprenticeship programme response page.   It confirms that: Training providers, employers and EPAOs must ensure that training and assessment...
Posted on: January, 2021
The team are working hard to get all the available grant funds open for application as quickly as possible.  There are now in excess of 8 different funds that we will be administering, and these are all listed, along with links to application forms where available, on our dedicated web page. There...
Posted on: January, 2021
Hundreds of Exeter families facing a bleak Christmas have benefited from two recent initiatives to help them feed their children this December. CITY Community Trust has been supporting families through the Exeter Festive Appeal. In addition to this, it has provided hot meals and free sports activities to young people attending...
Posted on: January, 2021
We understand that tighter restrictions are necessary to ensure that NHS can cope with the rise in numbers Businesses urgently need more support, while this lockdown is in place The impact to retail, leisure, hospitality and tourism has already been devastating, with reports of 165% increase in restaurant job losses last year...
Posted on: December, 2020
“Exeter Chamber understands the need to take tough measures against this rapidly spreading new strain of Coronavirus to protect the NHS and our communities, but this must not be at the expense of further damage to our economy.   “With hospitality businesses already reporting an 80% reduction in takings over the Christmas...
Posted on: December, 2020
Placements for young people through the Governments ‘Kickstart’ scheme are starting to be approved in Exeter and open for applications.   The scheme is designed to support young people aged 16-24, who are claiming Universal Credit, to gain some valuable paid work experience. The placements last for 6 months and Government are...
Posted on: December, 2020
Please see below the statement from Joanne Caine, Vice Chair, Exeter Chamber, following the latest Government announcement. “As Devon remains in Tier 2 we call for urgent additional support for businesses operating under severe limitations. This is hitting particularly hard in the hospitality sector at a time of the year that...
Posted on: December, 2020
We’re now at one week to go until the first deadline - employers must submit any November claims no later than 14 ‌‌December. CJRS claims must now be submitted within 14 calendar days after the month they relate to, unless this falls on a weekend in which case the deadline is...
Posted on: December, 2020
Businesses across the South West worked more closely together in 2020 despite the economic challenges of the pandemic. A survey of over 100 companies by Collaborate South West found that over two thirds increased levels of collaboration with other organisations, with 80% believing collaboration to be extremely or very important to...
Posted on: December, 2020
InExeter supports over 600 businesses across all sizes and sectors of business Major regional destination for shopping, leisure, and food & drink Hospitality, leisure and retail businesses make up more than 58% of city centre businesses InExeter has joined the national campaign to BOUNCE BACK BETTER calling on the Government to do more...
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