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Latest News - October 2020

Brexit: Get an EORI number

UK businesses trading with the EU and non-EU countries will need a UK EORI number.

Enterprise Week 2020: Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon webinars

A series of virtual events for Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council businesses

Mentoring programme for Ards and North Down

Bespoke mentoring is being offered to businesses in the Ards & North Down Borough Council area

Skills Intervention - fully funded training at SRC

SRC is offering fully funded training courses aimed at reskilling furloughed employees or employees currently at risk of redundancy

Retaissance Live: virtual conference and Meet the Buyer event

2-day event to facilitate innovation, trade and overcome current challenges faced by retailers and brands across Europe

EU Exit workshop: Customs and Taxation

Join Invest NI's online workshop on customs and taxation to help you prepare for changes in the way goods are moved between NI and GB

Coronavirus: Support package for taxi, private bus and coach sectors

Financial support for the taxi, private bus and coach sectors - whose trade has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic - has been announced

Coronavirus: COVID Social Enterprise Fund

[CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS] Fund to help social enterprises manage cash flow during the coronavirus pandemic

Self Assessment deadline reminder

HM Revenue and Customs is reminding Self Assessment customers to complete their tax return before the deadline of 31 January 2021

EU Exit: Timber traders urged to prepare for change ahead of 1 January 2021

Processes and checks when trading timber after the EU Exit transition period

Coronavirus: Apprenticeship Challenge Fund

[CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS] The Apprenticeship Challenge Fund aims to promote greater collaboration between employers and suppliers

Coronavirus: Covid Restrictions Business Support Scheme announced

Grant support scheme for businesses restricted or significantly affected by Executive restrictions

Website Development Programme for Fermanagh and Omagh businesses

This programme will help develop your online presence and establish a competitive advantage to improve sales

E-commerce webinars for Ards and North Down creative businesses

These free events cover a range of subjects including starting out in e-commerce, packaging and shipping and understanding customers

Minimum wage pay webinar for employers

Free HM Revenue & Customs webinar to help employers avoid mistakes and get National Minimum Wage pay right

New guides on applying for Innovate UK funding

Innovate UK has published two new guides to help businesses and research organisations compete for government-backed innovation funding

Autumn 2020 call for ATI programme: R&D funding for smaller business

BEIS, Innovate UK and Aerospace Technology Institute are investing up to £8 million in civil aerospace technologies research projects

Employer webinars from the Equality Commission

Webinars to help employers understand and meet their obligations on equality in the workplace

Coronavirus: Business Support Grants online form for rental properties and/or properties with a Total NAV of £1,590 or below

[CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS] £10,000 and £25,000 support grant for eligible businesses that occupy rental property and properties with a Total NAV of £1,590 or below to help with the impact of COVID-19

Coronavirus: Construction site management guidance

Construction sites operating during the COVID-19 pandemic need to protect their workforce and minimise the risk of spread of infection

Tax relief for working from home

Employers should make staff that are working from home aware of the tax relief available to them for expenses such as heating and lighting

Coronavirus: Extra funding approved for individual artists

An additional £3 million to be allocated under the existing Individual Emergency Resilience Programme administered by the Arts Council NI