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Posted on: January, 2021
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 4 January 2021 confirming a new national lockdown a new version of the Apprenticeship Programme response to COVID-19 has been published.  The new guidance can found on the apprenticeship programme response page.   It confirms that: Training providers, employers and EPAOs must ensure that training and assessment...
Posted on: January, 2021
The team are working hard to get all the available grant funds open for application as quickly as possible.  There are now in excess of 8 different funds that we will be administering, and these are all listed, along with links to application forms where available, on our dedicated web page. There...
Posted on: December, 2020
Placements for young people through the Governments ‘Kickstart’ scheme are starting to be approved in Exeter and open for applications.   The scheme is designed to support young people aged 16-24, who are claiming Universal Credit, to gain some valuable paid work experience. The placements last for 6 months and Government are...
Posted on: December, 2020
Please see below the statement from Joanne Caine, Vice Chair, Exeter Chamber, following the latest Government announcement. “As Devon remains in Tier 2 we call for urgent additional support for businesses operating under severe limitations. This is hitting particularly hard in the hospitality sector at a time of the year that...
Posted on: December, 2020
With the busy festive season approaching, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is calling on the South West’s one million Self Assessment customers not to miss the 31 January deadline. The 2019-20 tax return can be finalised at any time up to the deadline but HMRC is encouraging customers to complete it...
Posted on: December, 2020
We’re now at one week to go until the first deadline - employers must submit any November claims no later than 14 ‌‌December. CJRS claims must now be submitted within 14 calendar days after the month they relate to, unless this falls on a weekend in which case the deadline is...
Posted on: December, 2020
We are working to support safe shopping in high streets and neighbourhoods. To make sure we respond to the needs of East Devon’s business community in shopping areas, we are asking local businesses to complete a short survey Tell us your views on how to provide safe and welcoming public spaces...
Posted on: December, 2020
InExeter supports over 600 businesses across all sizes and sectors of business Major regional destination for shopping, leisure, and food & drink Hospitality, leisure and retail businesses make up more than 58% of city centre businesses InExeter has joined the national campaign to BOUNCE BACK BETTER calling on the Government to do more...
Posted on: November, 2020
Public concerns raised over insufficient social distancing space on Queen Street Devon County Council now exploring emergency road layouts on Queen Street Formal consultation on proposed options taking place from 26th Nov to 10th Dec Devon County Council have today opened an online public consultation that is due to run from the 26th...
Posted on: November, 2020
Following Government’s announcement of national restrictions, 5 Nov – 2 Dec.  Local authorities will administer a new Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG)which is available to businesses that provide direct in-person services from their premises and have been required to close from 5th November until 2nd December. The amount of grant funding...
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