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Gravesham in Bloom – Urban Knitting Group

Posted on Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Calling all creative people to join a knitting group that is keen to turn Gravesham into a colourful space during the summer months and help us compete for gold in the South East in Bloom competition. The group will meet every Monday starting on Monday 7 April at 12 noon until 2.00pm. This will be…

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Business confidence, profitability, investment and employment plans are all on the up, according to members of the Wealden Business Group (WBG). But as the recession begins to diminish, a mood of caution remains. These are the headline findings from a new research initiative – the Wealden Business Barometer – which will regularly survey members’ views…

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New Trusties Wanted

Posted on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Experts Sought to join board of National Stillbirth Charity Less than 2 years after it was registered with the Charity Commission, the national stillbirth bereavement charity Abigail’s Footsteps is looking to strengthen its board with the appointment of up to three additional trustees. The charity has seen unprecedented growth recently with almost 50,000 online viewings…

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Let’s Start Building Better Digital Futures

Posted on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Youth Web Builders…. Are you an SME or a Charity? Do you need a website or want to improve your existing website to grow your business? Web Builders is an exciting new digital programme from the Digital Youth Academy which will give young people the digital skills to build your business or charity a website….

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BCC UK Monthly Economic Review April 2014

Posted on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Download the BCC’s UK Monthly Economic Review for April This briefing provides an easy-to-use commentary on the key economic indicators for UK businesses. The report also provides a comparison between the economic data compiled by external organisations such as the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the BCC’s own Quarterly Economic Survey and economic forecast. This…

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2K Allowance

Posted on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Employers won’t have to pay any employer National Insurance contributions at all if they usually pay less than £2,000 a year. Up to 1.25 million businesses and charities will benefit from Employment Allowance and around 450,000 businesses and charities won’t have to pay any employer National Insurance contributions at all. Nearly all Employers that pay…

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Kent Reimagined!

Posted on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

What will the world of work and business look like in 2020? How does your business remain relevant? How will you be using the web, or more importantly how will your customers and competitors be using the web? How can you best get your business ahead? Kent County Council in partnership with Microsoft, is running…

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UK Export Week 7th April

Posted on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Organised by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) in conjunction with partners and business organisations, Export Week aims to encourage companies to take up the export challenge and highlight the wealth of support and knowledge available to help them grow. Book a free 1:1 with a trade adviser here  Or see what other events are taking…

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£10-£15K Interest Free Loan For Medway Businesses

Posted on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

The Partners For Growth interest free loan scheme is available to growing businesses with less than 50 employees and have at least two years of successful trading. Business Advisors are provided free of charge to assist with the preparation of a business plan and the loan application. To discuss your proposal please contact Economic Development on 01634…

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Investigations Into IR35 Quadruple In Twelve Months

Posted on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) carried out four times as many IR35 investigations in 2012/13 than in 2011/12, according to research by Bloomsbury Professional. The research also revealed that HMRC revenue from IR35 investigations increased from £200,000 to £1.1 million over the same period. Commenting on the findings, Martin Casmir, Managing Director of Bloomsbury Professional…

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