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National Careers Service – LMI News Bulletin

Posted on Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Welcome to the first National Careers Service Labour Market Information (LMI) Bulletin aimed at the South East of England (East Sussex, Essex and Kent & Medway) Introduction The National Careers Service (NCS) provides FREE information, advice and guidance to help make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice…

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Treasury Seeking Views for 2015 Budget

Posted on Friday, January 23rd, 2015

HM Treasury is seeking views and suggestions about what should be included in the Chancellor’s 2015 Budget. The Treasury is seeking original and innovative ideas for inclusion, as part of its drive to make policy-making more open and transparent. Submissions must be sent to the Treasury for consideration by 13th February, in preparation for the…

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SDC Economic Development Strategy Consultation

Posted on Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Shepway District Council has commenced a six week public consultation on the Draft Shepway Economic Development Strategy. We would very much welcome your views and responses to this. The document and accompanying evidence base (Draft Shepway in Contextreport) can be downloaded via the link below and responses can be submitted online. If you would prefer…

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Business Opportunities in High Growth Market

Posted on Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Join the British Chambers of Commerce for a series of webinars on high growth markets and identify export opportunities for your business. By joining this FREE series of webinars you will: Learn about the opportunities in high growth markets Find out about the export support you can access Be better equipped to break down barriers…

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Councils Reminded about Rate Relief for Childcare

Posted on Friday, January 23rd, 2015

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has written to local authorities in England encouraging them to offer business rate relief to childcare providers. The letter, which follows a request from Childcare Minister Sam Gyimah, urges finance officers to ‘consider using their powers to provide relief to childcare providers where there is a clear…

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Concerns Over Proposed Apprenticeship Funding

Posted on Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Three quarters of respondents to a Department for Business (BIS) consultation believe that giving employers direct control of apprenticeship funding could have an adverse effect. The consultation proposed two alternative methods for directing apprenticeship payments to employers. One involves an adjustment of PAYE payments and the other is an automatic top up method. However, neither…

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Changes to Self-Employed NICs Announced

Posted on Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Further details of changes to National Insurance contributions (NICs) for the self-employed have been released by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has reported. The changes, which were announced in the 2014 Budget, will result in self-employed taxpayers paying Class 2 NICs via self-assessment from April 2016. HMRC will also…

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Best Innovation/Technology Used In A Landscape Scheme

Posted on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Plasticom Ltd has been involved in supplying the mouldes for The Frosts Verticle Module, this is the next generation in living wall technology. The three-in-one panel design allows the module to be cut to suit different installation requirements without compromising quality and reducing the carbon footprint of the products used. The FVM is manufactured in…

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British Business Mexico

Posted on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

The team at the British Business Centre Mexico would like to wish you a great and very successful 2015, the year of the UK in Mexico and of Mexico in the UK. Numerous missions, together with cultural and commercial events, will take place in both countries throughout the year. We look forward to being able…

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China Business Opportunities

Posted on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

How we are helping UK companies do business in China CBBC and UKTI are dedicated to identifying the latest Business Opportunities for British companies across various sectors. To see more click here