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Customs Grant Scheme

The Customs Grant Scheme was set up to help businesses prepare for new customs arrangements from 1 January 2021. This includes supporting businesses who trade with the EU to undertake training to improve their understanding of customs requirements and working with customs intermediaries. It also helps customs intermediaries increase their capacity to complete customs declarations …

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UK Finance warns public to be aware of parcel delivery scams in the run up to Christmas

UK Finance is warning consumers to be vigilant against criminals looking to defraud them by posing as parcel delivery companies, as more people across the country are expected to shop online this Christmas than ever before. . Cybercriminals are sending out phishing emails, claiming that they have been unable to deliver parcels, packages or large …

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Thames Valley Berkshire Smart City Cluster project – showcase event on 17th December

The Smart City Cluster initiative is designed to demonstrate how smart technology can help local authorities deliver better public services. Backed by over £2million of funding from the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership and led by Reading Borough Council, it brings virtual capabilities and cutting-edge solutions to council professionals in Berkshire and their communities. …

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Bracknell Forest Council Survey of Businesses and Organisations who Employ Apprentices

Bracknell Forest Council’s Education, Skills and Growth Overview and Scrutiny Panel, chaired by Cllr Mrs Gill Birch, is seeking views from Businesses and Organisations within Bracknell Forest who employ apprentices. The aim of the review is to increase the number of young people undertaking apprenticeships, to support Bracknell businesses who employ them, and reduce the …

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Plan for Jobs: Chancellor increases financial support for businesses and workers

The government announced it will significantly increase the reach of its winter support schemes to ensure livelihoods and jobs across the UK continue to be protected in the difficult months to come, supporting jobs and helping to contain the virus. . Open businesses which are experiencing considerable difficulty will be given extra help to keep …

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Employer Bulletin: October 2020

HMRC publishes the employer bulletin 6 times a year, giving employers and agents the latest information on topics and issues that may affect them. A bi-monthly magazine for employers and agents giving up-to-date information on payroll topics. For further information please click here.

Job Support Scheme

Last week the Chancellor announced the Job Support Scheme the successor to the current furlough. The Job Support Scheme is designed to protect viable jobs in businesses who are facing lower demand over the winter months due to Covid-19, to help keep their employees attached to the workforce. The scheme will open on 1 November …

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