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Latest News - September 2020

Coronavirus: Working safely in different business settings

Guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic

Brexit: Recruiting people from outside the UK from 1 January 2021

From 1 January 2021 employers will need to have a sponsor licence to hire most workers from outside the UK

Brexit: Export composite food products to the EU from 1 January 2021

What counts as a composite food product, and the rules you'll need to follow to export these products from 1 January 2021

Proof of Concept grant for innovative port technology

Techstart and Belfast Harbour have launched a new competition to give one local tech startup a £75,000 grant to develop new tech solutions

Webinar: Preparing your data for EU Exit

On 1 October 2020, Invest Northern Ireland will be hosting a webinar on 'Preparing your data for EU Exit'

Consultation: Technical amendments to food and feed law in NI

The FSA in Northern Ireland is consulting on proposed technical amendments to domestic legislation relating to food and feed law

Winter Economy Plan announced

UK government launches plan to protect jobs and support businesses over the coming months

Brexit: Tool to check your readiness for EU exit

Complete the resilience tool and prepare for the UK’s exit from the EU

Pop-up shops programme for Mid and East Antrim retailers

This programme provides participants with the skills to get started in retail and the opportunity to sell their products

COVID-19 Business Recovery Revitalisation Grant for Fermanagh and Omagh

This scheme aims to support the economic recovery and revitalisation of local businesses in the district

Coronavirus: Working safely in tourism and hospitality

Guidance published to help businesses in the tourism and hospitality sectors to reopen and work safely

Way to Scale Academy – open for applications

Drive transformation of your business growth strategy to deliver ambitious revenue objectives

Autumn leadership programmes at Queen’s University Belfast

Businesses can now apply for the William J Clinton Leadership Institute’s Autumn schedule of leadership programmes

Propel Pre-Accelerator opens for applications

The call for applications to the Propel Pre-Accelerator 2021 Programme is now open until Friday 6 November 2020

Horizon 2020: European Green Deal Call

EU Green Deal Call opens with €1 billion investment to boost the green and digital transition

Survey: SMEs asked to input to NCSC research

NCSC is conducting research to understand what they can do to help organisations find cyber security products and services

SBRI: Next generation home vision testing

Organisations can apply for a share of £100,000 inclusive of VAT, to develop remotely deployed vision testing

Industrial Energy Transformation Fund Phase 1 launched

IETF Phase 1 grant funding will make £30 million available for feasibility and engineering studies and for industrial energy efficiency deployment projects

EU Exit: Support to prepare for the end of transition

Businesses encouraged to access EU Exit support from Invest Northern Ireland and InterTradeIreland

EU Exit: Plant variety rights and marketing plant reproductive material from 1 January 2021

Guidance for businesses applying for plant variety rights and market plant reproductive material, seeds and other propagating material from 1 January 2021

Brexit: New points-based immigration system from January 2021

Employers should be aware of the new points-based immigration system that may impact on the recruitment of migrant workers

Brexit: Making phone calls and sending texts to the EU/EEA countries

How leaving the EU affects the cost of making phone calls and sending texts from the UK to EU and European Economic Area (EEA) countries