News - Local Authority News

Posted on: November, 2020
Time is running out for anyone who sold a second home during 2019-20 to declare it on their Self Assessment tax return. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding customers that they have until 31 January 2021 to declare any profit made from selling a UK residential property, which was not...
Posted on: November, 2020
More than 7,000 traders have registered for Trader Support Service, with hundreds of new sign-ups every day Contact centre support is now live, creating 150 jobs in Northern Ireland Businesses urged to sign up to Trader Support Service as Brexit transition period ends next month More than 7,000 businesses have now signed up...
Posted on: November, 2020
A Call for Sites has been launched by Exeter City Council.  The Call for Sites provides individuals and organisations with the opportunity to suggest to the Council sites that they think have the potential to be developed for housing, economic or other uses over the coming decades. The development potential of...
Posted on: November, 2020
Self Assessment customers should be alert to criminals claiming to be from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). As the department issues thousands of SMS messages and emails as part of its annual Self Assessment tax return push, HMRC is warning customers completing their returns to take care to avoid being caught...
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...