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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,...
Posted on: July, 2020
Parents in the South West are being urged to claim Child Benefit, even if they have not yet been able to register the birth of their new-borns, to ensure they don’t miss out. Between April and July 2019, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) received 49,637 more new Child Benefit claims compared...
Posted on: July, 2020
Businesses in Exeter are being encouraged to apply for a Discretionary Business Grant. The grants are aimed at businesses who have high on-going fixed property costs. The grants were launched last month but restricted to just four types of business. Because funds are still available, a second tranche means the grants are...
Posted on: July, 2020
Dear business, Devon County Council wants to hear your views on the proposed changes to the road layout in the city centre resulting from the redevelopment of Exeter Bus Station site, a project which is being funded by Exeter City Council. Draft orders, plans and statement of reasons may be viewed at...