News - Government issues

Please find below the latest statement from Chamber Board Director Julie Hawker, following the Government announcement regarding the Job Support Scheme.  “The next six months will be critical for all business sectors with a very challenging combination of Covid related restrictions and Brexit. Indeed, latest stats from ONS show that the economy...
Julie Hawker is joint chief executive of Cosmic, an ethical IT business based in Honiton. Julie has been a board director of Exeter Chamber since 2017 and holds a number of other high level positions across the region including being a board member of South West Business Council and a...
Launching today, Exeter Chamber's new communications series, The Director's Take, will see a different Chamber board director providing regular updates and insight on leading news stories for business each month.  This month, Julie Hawker, Chamber board director and joint chief executive of leading digital social enterprise, Cosmic will give us her...
Posted on: July, 2020
Parents in the South West are being urged to claim Child Benefit, even if they have not yet been able to register the birth of their new-borns, to ensure they don’t miss out. Between April and July 2019, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) received 49,637 more new Child Benefit claims compared...
Posted on: July, 2020
Restaurants and other establishments serving food for on premises consumption can now sign up to a new government initiative aimed at protecting jobs in the hospitality industry and encouraging people to safely return to dining out.   The Eat Out to Help Out registration page went live this morning on GOV.UK, allowing...
Posted on: May, 2020
A new online service will launch on May 26 for small and medium sized employers to recover Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) payments they have made to their employees, the Government has announced today. The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme was announced at Budget as part of a package of support...
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...
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