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Posted on: October, 2020
Exeter Works will offer one stop shop for employment information A new project aiming to keep Exeter’s employee economy moving and to minimise unemployment launches today. Exeter Works, a joint collaboration between Exeter Chamber of Commerce and Exeter City Council, will launch with a website signposting useful resources for individuals...
Posted on: October, 2020
What is the Job Support Scheme and what do employers need to know? We have known for some time that the Coronavirus job retention scheme (CJRS) will come to an end on 31 October 2020. Rishi Sunak has been clear that the scheme would not be extended but he has been...
Posted on: October, 2020
Businesses urged to sign up to new Trader Support Service with fewer than 100 days until end of Transition period The free end-to-end service will support traders by submitting declarations on their behalf Provides advice on steps traders need to take to prepare for upcoming changes to trade, as set out in...
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...
4,200 Help to Save account holders in the South West benefitted from their first bonus payment. On average, they received the largest bonus payment of all UK regions, amounting to £390. Across the UK, more than 47,000 account holders received an average first payment of £375, two years after opening an...
The NHS COVID-19 app is part of the governments large scale coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and contact tracing programme called the NHS Test and Trace service. This app will be used, alongside traditional contact tracing, to notify users if they come into contact with someone who later tests positive for coronavirus. The app...
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...
Over 100 million meals have been claimed for under the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme; Chancellor thanks Brits for eating out to protect 1.8 million jobs in hospitality; On 31 August - the final day of the scheme - bookings were up 216% compared to the same day in 2019...
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...
As schools return in the South West, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding working parents they could save up to £2,000 per child per year to pay towards after-school clubs and other childcare services. Around 100,000 families in region are eligible for Tax-Free Childcare, which can cut thousands of pounds...
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