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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...
Posted on: August, 2020
The deadline is approaching for businesses to claim their grant if they were eligible under one of the 2 original schemes; Small Business Grant Fund – for businesses with small business rate relief Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Grant Fund (with a rateable value of less than £51k) Businesses will have been contacted...
Posted on: August, 2020
Families who benefit from government funded childcare support were given a boost today as the Government announced that they would not lose out due to COVID-19. Working parents or carers, who are eligible for Tax-Free Childcare or 30 Hours Free Childcare but have temporarily fallen below the minimum income requirement as...
Posted on: August, 2020
3 August 2020 Diners across the UK will see their restaurant bills slashed by as much as 50% from today as the government’s landmark Eat Out to Help Out scheme officially opens for business (Monday 3 August). from today customers will get up to 50% off on bills when visiting participating restaurants,...
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