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

HM revenue and customs

Self Assessment deadline countdown begins

22 October 2021

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding Self Assessment customers that on Sunday 24 October, they have one week left to submit paper tax returns and 100 days to go for online tax returns. The Self Assessment tax return deadlines for 2020/21 tax year are 31 October 2021 for paper returns and 31 January 2022

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East Devon Innovation and Resilience Fund

13 October 2021

The Innovation and Resilience Fund offers East Devon businesses the opportunity to apply for funding to deliver a project. You may be able to apply for up to £50,000 per individual business or organisation, or up to £150,000 per collaborative bid (multiple businesses and organisations).

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HM revenue and customs

Time to get ready for Self Assessment

13 October 2021

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding Self Assessment customers to check that they have the correct information in order to complete their tax return. The deadline for 2020/21 tax returns is 31 October 2021 for those completed on paper forms and 31 January 2022 for online returns. While the end of January is more

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Inspire Business awards – Celebrating ambitious businesses across the South West

04 October 2021

The Inspire Business Awards aims to showcase the fantastic, ambitious businesses based across the South West of England. The last 18 months have been tough in one way or another for most businesses and business leaders, and yet many have displayed amazing fortitude, innovation and resilience to emerge from the Pandemic period in good shape to continue to serve

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HM revenue and customs

Working Tax Credit customers must report changes to working hours

29 September 2021

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging Working Tax Credit (WTC) customers to check if they need to update their working hours if these have reduced as a result of coronavirus. During the pandemic, WTC customers have not needed to tell HMRC about temporary short-term reductions in their working hours as a result of coronavirus – for

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SWIG Finance

South West Start Ups Reach Major Milestone

21 September 2021

The British Business Bank’s Start Up Loans programme has announced that it has delivered £66m to new and early- stage businesses in the South West region since 2012. 40% of the lending – some £26.4m – has been provided to over 2,500 new businesses through local delivery partner SWIG Finance, a growing CDFI (Community Development Finance Institution)

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Heroes of Net Zero – chance to win a £4,500 business support package

20 September 2021

Heroes of Net Zero – chance to win a £4,500 business support package plus an invite to COP26 in Glasgow Are you a Hero of Net Zero? As part of the UK Government’s Together for our Planet campaign, we want to celebrate the small businesses taking the most innovative action to go green and cut

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SWIG Finance

Franchise Funding Opens New Doors

13 September 2021

Devon-based entrepreneurs Rachael and Damo Cross have received a £30,000 funding boost to purchase an existing Garolla Roller Shutter Doors franchise. Through the government-backed Start Up Loans scheme, local delivery partner SWIG Finance approved a £15k loan for each business owner. When they became aware of the franchise opportunity covering the Exeter area, they jumped at the

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Barclays Black Founder Accelerator is seeking participants

10 September 2021

Barclays Eagle Labs have partnered with Foundervine for the second Barclays Black Founder Accelerator, a programme especially designed to champion diversity in entrepreneurship and showcase Black Founder-led businesses. Barclays are looking for 40 Black Founder-led businesses to be part of a 12-week immersive accelerator programme that helps them to grow and scale. This virtual programme

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Are you a UK-based cyber security company looking for investment?

08 September 2021

The UK at Slush 2021: 1-2 December 2021, Helsinki Are you a UK-based cyber security company looking for investment? Join the UK delegation to Slush! This is a unique opportunity to look for investment, expose your company to a global tech ecosystem, promote your brand, network with top-tier investors and other stakeholders, and look out for

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