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Low Carbon Kent Green Business Conference

Posted on Monday, September 1st, 2014

Aimed specifically at small and medium sized businesses, the Green Business Conference is an ideal opportunity for SMEs across Kent and Medway (as well as further afield) to learn about ideas and developments around the green and low carbon economy and how they can benefit from or engage with it. The focus of this year’s…

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Find out how at a FREE and INFORMAL seminar at: Hever Castle Golf Club, Hever Road, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7NP on the 23 September 2014 9.30 – 12 noon, Free parking Our expert team is there to help with FREE advice to suit your business needs The event will include: What you need for your…

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Retailers Call For Review Of Business Rates System

Posted on Monday, September 1st, 2014

Over £2 billion that has been set aside to cover appeals against business rates remains unspent, according to campaigners and retailers who have called for an urgent review of the business rates system. The Valuation Office Agency (VOA), which is responsible for valuing business premises in England, has reserved 3.6% of the total rates bill…

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UK Beauty Market Thriving

Posted on Monday, September 1st, 2014

The UK beauty industry is experiencing a period of growth, with 20% more firms in the market and 24% higher combined turnover than four years ago, according to Barclays Business. Barclays data indicated that 62% of beauty firms are sole traders and 6% of business owners are under 25. The data also reveals that London,…

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The introduction of a new permitted development right proposed by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) could result in more high street shops providing ‘click and collect’ services, according to High Streets Minister Penny Mordaunt. The new right would allow retailers to install click and collect facilities such as covered collection points and…

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Access to finance for small and medium-sized firms will improve when the proposed Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill becomes law, following a Government consultation that ran during March and April 2014. The proposed Bill requires banks and building societies to forward details of any small firms that have had an application for finance rejected…

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New Measures To Support Home-based Business

Posted on Monday, September 1st, 2014

Business Minister Matthew Hancock has announced various measures that will make it easier to start a home-based business. These include changes to the law so that landlords can agree to a home-based business without undermining the residential nature of a tenancy agreement; the introduction of a new model tenancy agreement; and updated guidance making it…

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Ebbsfleet Development Corporation

Posted on Monday, September 1st, 2014

In March 2014, as part of the Budget, the Government announced ambitious plans to create a new garden city for the 21st Century at Ebbsfleet, capable of providing up to 15,000 new homes based predominantly on existing brownfield land. As part of this Government has proposed an Ebbsfleet Development Corporation to act as the driver…

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BTEC Sports Qualification

Posted on Monday, September 1st, 2014

Gain an accredited BTEC qualification studying with Charlton Athletic Community Trust! Our courses are suited to those aged 16+ Why Study With Us? Support improving English and Maths Learn in a unique practical focused environment Meet guest speakers from professional sporting backgrounds Visit sports arenas Progression routes into the sports industry Work based learning Mentoring…

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Make it happen! – Connecting Your Community

Posted on Monday, September 1st, 2014

Route-to-employment provider, Target Your Potential, is coming to Tunbridge Wells with a new innovative and interactively engaging event this autumn to help link recruiting employers to talented new employees. Get your business involved and achieve incredible outcomes: Interacting with people who have a genuine interest in your industry Exposure within an environment that has an…

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