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£40m boost for cutting-edge start-ups

£40m boost for cutting-edge start-ups

Innovative businesses and start-ups are set to benefit from a £40 million government investment to drive forward new technological advances. Business Secretary Alok Sharma today (20 May 2020) announced the government is doubling investment in the Fast Start...

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Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) BEIS Webinars

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) BEIS Webinars

The UK Government, in consultation with industry, has produced guidance to help ensure workplaces in England are as safe as possible during the coronavirus pandemic. Join a free webinar, hosted by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, to find out...

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Government’s £250m Future Fund opens for business

Government’s £250m Future Fund opens for business

Government's £250m Future Fund opens for business Hot on the heels of the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak’s, announcement on 20th April, more details of the Government’s Future Fund have been announced. The new fund opens today (20 May) for applications. Demand is likely to...

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HMG Guidance – Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

HMG Guidance – Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) - The UK government, in consultation with industry, has produced ‘COVID-19 secure’ guidance to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible. The new guidance covers 8 workplace settings which are allowed to be open, from...

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Innovation Assets as Leadership Symbols

Innovation Assets as Leadership Symbols

We may be entering the deepest recession for 300 years. There are 6 million people furloughed - across all sectors - and many businesses are in hibernation, clinging on and hoping for clarity of when the lockdown will end, what 'post-lockdown' will really mean and...

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Chancellor extends furlough scheme until October

Chancellor extends furlough scheme until October

The government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain open until the end of October, the Chancellor announced today (Tuesday 12 May 2020). Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will continue until end of Octoberfurloughed workers across UK will continue to receive...

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UK Government’s Covid-19 Guidance

UK Government’s Covid-19 Guidance

Ahead of today's (Monday 11 May) Parliamentary debate the Government has published " OUR PLAN TO REBUILD: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy" This can be downloaded from gov,uk here The guidance also sets out the government's three-step plan. In step one,...

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Business rates revaluation postponed

Business rates revaluation postponed

A revaluation of business rates will no longer take place in 2021 to help reduce uncertainty for firms affected by the impacts of coronavirus, Communities Secretary Rt...

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