A round up of business news including; information on new support services, grant funding, success stories, advice and information and dates for your diary.
09 September 2019
Small grants for charitable projects and activities that support local communities in areas where Hendy Group car dealerships operate. Charities and community organisations in Devon could be eligible for a small grant from the Hendy Foundation which has been set up this year to support local communities in the areas where Hendy Group car dealershipsRead more
Changes to VAT rules on Construction services from 1 October 2019.
03 September 2019
The VAT rules on construction services are changing from 1 October 2019 for contractors and sub-contractors. A VAT reverse charge is being introduced, which means that VAT will need to be handled and paid in a different way. The new rules mean that the contractor (customer) will have to pay the VAT due instead ofRead more
Business Secretary launches £10 million Brexit readiness fund for business organisations
02 September 2019
Business Secretary launches £10 million Brexit readiness fund for business organisations – GOV.UK Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom today unveiled a £10 million grant scheme for business organisations and trade associations to support businesses in preparing for Brexit ahead of 31 October 2019. Published 29 August 2019 From: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy andRead more
South West Creative Technology | Invitation call
28 August 2019
The South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN) is a £6.5 million project to expand the use of creative technologies across the south west of England. The network is offering three one-year funded programmes around the themes of Immersion, Automation and Data.The South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN) is a £6.5 million project to expand theRead more
HMRC Allocates EORI Numbers to All Possible Traders.
21 August 2019
As many traders as possible will be automatically allocated an EORI (Economic Operator Registration & Identification) number to enable them to trade smoothly one the UK leaves the EU on 31 October. Every business will need an EORI number to move goods into or out of the EU after Brexit. HMRC is sending letters toRead more
Cycle September – The Global Bike Challenge is Coming!
21 August 2019
Join Love to Ride Devon for Cycle September and compete against other workplaces in Devon, the UK and even the rest of the world to see which one can get the most people cycling! Ride anywhere, anytime during September and encourage others to do the same to earn points. The more points you earn, theRead more
Industry Strategy Challenge Fund | Manufacturing Made Smarter.
13 August 2019
Grants to support innovation and deployment of Industrial Digital Technologies across industry sectors through cross-sector collaboration and learning. Application deadline is 28th August 2019. With funding from the Industry Strategy challenge Fund, the Manufacturing Made Smarter programme will invest up to £30 million in projects that use industrial digital technologies (IDTs) to transform the productivityRead more
South West Creative Technology Network | Automation Prototype Call.
13 August 2019
Invitation to Apply South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN) are looking to award a range of grants of between £10k and £40k to invest in prototypes that use creative technologies to deliver original processes, experiences, products, services or platforms within the field of automation. They want to fund ideas that are brave and distinctive, thatRead more
Gov | £2.5m Countryside Stewardship on environmental projects
12 August 2019
A fourth national round of the popular Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund is today (5 August) opening for applications. Groups of farmers and landowners will be able to bid for a share of the £2.5 million fund until 4 October. It is expected to support approximately 40 new facilitation groups to deliver large-scale environment improvement inRead more
University of Kent | Free Cyber Security Healthcheck
12 August 2019
Charities are being offered free cyber security assessments amid concerns that half of all small organisations are falling victim to cyber crime every year. Researchers from De Montfort University in Leicester are offering the free hour-long cyber health check, which will review charities’ existing cyber security policies and provide advice on how they could beRead more
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