A round up of business news including; information on new support services, grant funding, success stories, advice and information and dates for your diary.

Farmers to receive basic payments until 2024

15 January 2018

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed that basic payments will continue to be paid to farmers until March 2024 as part of a five-year transition period to help farmers adjust to Brexit. However, direct payments to larger farmers will be capped after the UK leaves the EU in order to make the system fairer. Defra

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The Herald Business Awards 2018 – Entries now open

15 January 2018

The Herald Business Awards 2018 Organisations can be entered for awards across various categories including: Small Business of the year, Best Tech Business, Exporter of the year, Social Enterprise award and more. The closing date is Sunday 4th February. CLICK HERE for more information.

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What Happened Next? Business support Customer picks up eBay National Business Award

15 January 2018

Plymouth Games Manufacturer Wins Ebay Award After Receiving Funded Business Support. The Growth Hub team was delighted to hear from Hannah Daragon, MD of Hannah’s Games, who makes and sells card games for parties. Starting her business creating hen party games, her business has expanded to include a game for almost any party genre, with a

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HMRC | Self Assessment made easy

12 January 2018

Want to complete your 2016-17 tax return and don’t know where to start? Let HMRC help with a range of digital products to make it easier for you. You can choose from a selection of live or recorded webinars, online guides and short YouTube videos to support you in completing the return. Live webinars –

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New Green Business Fund Guides

11 January 2018

Accelerating the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy The Carbon Trust help organisations contribute to and benefit from a more sustainable future through carbon reduction, resource efficiency strategies and commercialising low carbon technologies. DOWNLOAD THEIR LATEST GUIDES NOW: Lighting – Our lighting guide provides energy efficient lighting advice for your organisation, including guidance on energy-saving

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Mendip Business Awards 2018

09 January 2018

Mendip Business Awards 2018 The 2018 Mendip Business Awards open to entries on Monday 8th January at 12 noon and closes Friday 23rd March at 12 noon. The Mendip Business Awards are open to all businesses, social enterprises, CIC’S and professional organisation of any age with at least one premise within the Mendip District Council area

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North Devon Business Enterprise and Innovation Centre – Business Survey

09 January 2018

North Devon Business Enterprise and Innovation Centre You may have heard of proposals to develop a Business Enterprise and Innovation Centre for northern Devon at Roundswell Business Park in Barnstaple. These proposals include providing modern flexible managed workspace along with business support to help encourage and develop businesses with growth and innovation potential. As part

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Global Business Accelerator visit to Israel focusing for the cyber tech industry

03 January 2018

Global Business Accelerator visit to Israel focusing on the battery tech industry Innovate UK’s Global Business Accelerator Programme, delivered by Enterprise Europe Network, is organising a technology visit to Israel for businesses in the battery tech industry. Under its Fuel Choices and Smart Mobility Initiative, Israel has established itself as a global centre of excellence

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Small Business Commissioner launched to help small businesses resolve payment disputes

01 January 2018

The Government has today (20 December 2017) launched the complaint handling service of  the  Small  Business  Commissioner  to  ensure  fair  payment  practices  for  small businesses.  This  follows  the  appointment  of  Paul  Uppal  to  the  role  of  Small  Business Commissioner. Regulations made by Small Business Minister Margot James, mean the Commissioner can now handle complaints from

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Short But Sweet – The Growth Hub’s Year In Review

20 December 2017

2017 has zoomed by for the Growth Hub team. It has been a busy year. Over 3,200 businesses have engaged with the Growth Hub and awareness of the service continues to grow. Working closely with a broad partnership of delivery organisations, we have introduced over 700 of those businesses to schemes to meet their needs.

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