News - Government issues

Posted on: March, 2020
  The Government announced an extensive package of support on Friday 20 March for employers coping with the commercial difficulties arising from Covid-19. This has been welcomed by employers, many of whom we have been speaking to, who have been extremely concerned about how to pay wages when revenues have dried...
Posted on: March, 2020
Businesses across the south west, who are facing changes to their working environments due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be able to access free advice and support on remote and home working with the launch of a new helpline. Cosmic, a Devon-based social enterprise specialising in all things digital – including...
Posted on: February, 2020
    International Trade Matters will be delivering export clinics on behalf of the Heart of the South West LEP, offering support for businesses in Devon and Somerset to help them understand the impact of leaving the EU on exporting and importing. The clinics are suitable for companies that are engaged in...
Posted on: October, 2019
What: Brexit Readiness Training – Exeter Themes: Employment / Data / Funding/ Selling to the Public Sector / Intellectual Property / Import & Export / Transport Where: To be confirmed When: Tuesday 29th October Who: 300 event attendees    Exeter Chamber and InExeter have been approved to deliver Brexit Readiness Training in Exeter.  To achieve this we need experts to deliver...
Posted on: May, 2019
Government announces support for up to 20,000 new homes in the Exeter area A new garden community of up to 20,000 much-needed new homes will be built across Exeter and the surrounding area, the Minister of State for Housing has announced today (16 May 2019). As part of the deal for the...
Posted on: January, 2019
If you employ an EU citizen or a non-EU family member of an EU citizen, they may be eligible to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme if they want to stay in the UK beyond 31 December 2020. The EU Settlement Scheme will allow them and their family to continue to live,...
Posted on: November, 2018
A round up of key #Budget2018 points for business - Hammond says he will halve the contribution to the apprenticeship levy for smaller firms from 10% to 5% in a £695m package to support apprenticeships. The minimum qualifying period for entrepreneurs relief will extend from 12 months to 2 years. From April the...
Top 40 advisory firm, Bishop Fleming, says West country companies are continuing to miss out on millions of pounds of research and development (R&D) tax credits, compared to companies in other parts of the UK who are receiving proportionally more in government funds for being innovative. The R&D tax specialist, which...
Posted on: March, 2017
Adrian Hemmings, partner at Simpkins Edwards LLP, commented:   “The Chancellor’s budget marked a significant departure from that of Mr Hammond’s predecessor.  The silence from the opposition bench alone spoke volumes. In many ways it marked a new beginning focussed more on taxing individuals rather than making cuts in spending.   “Designed to address...
Posted on: March, 2017
Growth Hub - RDPE Grants now open to applicants Briefing event for potential RDPE Grant applicants   Rural Development Programme for England Growth Programme Briefing - Grants for rural businesses and economic projects Friday, 24th March, 10.00 - 1.00pm Cullompton Community Centre New grant funds have recently been released for rural businesses in Devon and Somerset. Businesses with...
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