News - Government issues

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
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
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
With the busy festive season approaching, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is calling on the South West’s one million Self Assessment customers not to miss the 31 January deadline. The 2019-20 tax return can be finalised at any time up to the deadline but HMRC is encouraging customers to complete it...
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
The Degree Apprenticeship initiative was set up by the Government in 2015 to address our Country’s skills gaps by offering training, whilst at the same time allowing employees to continue to work full time. Our Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship programme does just that, it unlocks the potential of your existing...
Posted on: December, 2020
The Government has today (Tuesday 1 December) launched a number of immigration routes under the UK’s new points-based immigration system, including the Skilled Worker route. Applicants for the new routes can now start to apply under the points-based system. EEA nationals that arrive in the UK before 31 December 2020 remain eligible for the EU Settlement Scheme. Under the new Skilled...
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...
Posted on: November, 2020
Public concerns raised over insufficient social distancing space on Queen Street Devon County Council now exploring emergency road layouts on Queen Street Formal consultation on proposed options taking place from 26th Nov to 10th Dec Devon County Council have today opened an online public consultation that is due to run from the 26th...
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