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How to dispose of your business waste, including face coverings and PPE

Provide extra bins for your staff and customers to throw away their waste face coverings and PPE used for social distancing, and any other additional waste, such as takeaway packaging and disposable tableware. Make sure that staff and customers do not put face coverings and PPE in a recycling bin as they cannot be recycled […] Read more

Re-opening of further businesses and venues in England

Sport and recreation: From Saturday 11 July outdoor swimming pools and outdoor water parks are permitted in law to reopen. From Saturday 25 July it is proposed that sports facilities and venues, such as indoor gyms, fitness and dance studios, indoor swimming pools and indoor water parks will be permitted to open. All recreation and […] Read more

Summer Economic Update: A Plan for Jobs 2020

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, presented his ‘Plan for Jobs’ to Parliament on Wednesday 8 July 2020, to outline how the government will boost job creation in the UK. The plan includes: A Job Retention Bonus that will be introduced to help firms keep furloughed workers. UK Employers will receive a one-off bonus […] Read more

£85 million secured in the South East for projects that will energise the economy and prompt recovery

The South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) has secured £85 million from the new Getting Building Fund announced by Government, which sought ‘shovel-ready’ schemes that would provide much-needed jobs, growth and the groundwork for further investment at this critical time. Government’s new £900 million Getting Building Fund has been set up to invest in local infrastructure projects […] Read more

Safer working guidance and the re-opening of businesses and venues from 4 July

All businesses and venues in England can reopen from 4 July, except for those detailed here or those impacted by the Leicestershire coronavirus lockdown.  New and updated guidance for re-opening safely is available for a number of sectors: Food and drink: From 4 July food and drink businesses in England can reopen.  Guidance for people […] Read more

Generosity Bank

Generosity Bank is an online self-service platform that enables small businesses to connect with local professionals in their area who are willing to use their professional work-place skills to help out on a short term and one-off voluntary basis. All you have to do is register on the site, then create a Placement post with […] Read more

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s speech on the economy, Dudley, 30 June 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made a speech on the economy in Dudley, announcing a “New Deal” which puts jobs and infrastructure at the centre of the government’s economic growth strategy. The Prime Minister announced the bringing forward of £5bn of capital investment projects, supporting jobs and the economic recovery. In the Autumn the government […] Read more

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