News - March, 2020

Posted on: March, 2020
COVID-19, Apprenticeships and Accountancy Learning’s response Unlike a traditional College set up, our training is designed for working with students from a distance. We are therefore able to continue to provide tutor support “as normal” over this period of uncertainty and social distancing. The Key Points: During these difficult times, it is...
Posted on: March, 2020
Section: Member news
DESPITE the recent postponement of the Devon County Show, the show must go on when it comes to achieving the world record for the Longest Knitted Bunting’ says organiser, Deborah Custance Baker. In a world that seems entirely dominated by bad news, we remain extremely hopeful that we will be in...
Posted on: March, 2020
Section: Member news
Five organisations have come together to launch a free and essential business support series for Devon SMEs. It builds on the Technology for Success programme which launched in Devon last year and has seen companies across the South West connect and help each around technology and their business, with regular meetings...
Posted on: March, 2020
Commenting on the much-anticipated support package announced by The Chancellor for self-employed workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Mark Simic, partner at Simpkins Edwards LLP, said:   “For many, Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s package for the self-employed - whose income has been negatively impacted by COVID-19 - will have come as a huge relief....
Posted on: March, 2020
As the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to spread it’s understandable that businesses are concerned throughout the UK and the World. It’s also not surprising that businesses are now preparing for any potential impact on their operations. This includes the potential for business interruption, due to the presence of the virus...
Posted on: March, 2020
At these unprecedented times, Stagecoach South West are working hard to maintain services across the region to keep their communities connected and ensure key workers can travel. From Monday 30 March the bus operator will be reducing their frequency in line with customer demand and changing travel patterns. For most routes...
Posted on: March, 2020
Exeter-based PR and Marketing agency Astley Media has created a free online communications resource pack for SMEs in the region struggling with the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.   The resource pack, which can be accessed via the Astley Media website, provides support and guidance for businesses across many areas including: Maintaining internal communications Hosting virtual...
Posted on: March, 2020
All employers will be making plans to deal with the escalating threat caused by the Coronavirus (Covid-19). As a result, Wollens are making available a free homeworking policy template to protect the huge numbers of businesses and their employees who are, or will shortly be, working from home.   It addresses a number of...
Posted on: March, 2020
Stagecoach South West is offering free travel for community volunteer groups delivering vital supplies across the county. At this troubling time the bus operator wants to reward those community heroes who are helping people isolated at home and unable to travel. The offer for organised volunteer groups will help keep the...
Posted on: March, 2020
Businesses in retail, hospitality and leisure hit by the Coronavirus outbreak will now benefit from extended Business Rates reliefs and cash grants. Vickery Holman Property Consultants have offered their advice to any business who may be uncertain whether they qualify. ‘Our team of Business Rates consultants are waiving their fees for...
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