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Latest News - December 2020

EU Exit: Carrying out international road haulage from 1 January 2021

Steps which goods vehicle operators need to take to carry out international road haulage after the transition period

EU Exit: Driving for a living in the EU from 1 January 2021

Check what you need to do to stay on the road when driving for a living after 1 January 2021

EU Exit: Food standards and composition from 1 January 2021

Legal standards for the composition of food products from 1 January 2021

Where to get help or advice on issues relating to the end of the transition period

A range of guidance has been published to assist businesses to prepare for changes from the end of the transition period

EU Exit series: Advice clinic with Invest NI

Register for Invest NI's virtual Advice Clinics to help you prepare your business for the end of the transition period

DAERA guidance on moving animals, plants, food and feed from GB to NI from 1 January 2021

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs has published guidance to help businesses understand the new procedures on moving animals, plants, food and feed

Apply to authorised traders list to qualify for three-month grace period before 28 December

Eligible businesses can apply, before 28 December 2020, for a three-month grace period when moving certain goods and products from Great Britain into Northern Ireland

Coronavirus: Pay Job Retention Scheme grants back

Find out how to pay all or some of your grant back if you’ve overclaimed, or if you do not need the grant and want to make a voluntary repayment

Coronavirus: Film and TV Production Restart Scheme

£500 million scheme to help film and TV shows struggling to get insurance for COVID-related risks to get back into production

Coronavirus: Apprenticeship Recovery Package

Financial support for local businesses to help the apprenticeship system respond to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis

Coronavirus: COVID-19 - Apprenticeship guidance for employers

Guidance and temporary measures for employers that the Department for the Economy is making to its apprenticeship programmes during the COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus: Protection from eviction for commercial tenants

Commercial tenants protected from eviction if they are unable to pay rent

Coronavirus: Bus Operator Financial Assistance Scheme

[CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS] £5m scheme will target private coach and bus operators who have faced significant adverse impact as a result of the pandemic

Coronavirus: COVID-19 Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme - HMRC webinar

Free webinar to support small and medium-sized employers with additional SSP costs due to COVID-19

Coronavirus: Steps to take before calculating your claim using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Find out what steps you need to take before you calculate how much you can claim for furloughed and flexibly furloughed employees

Coronavirus: Apply for the Bounce Back Loan scheme

This scheme enables smaller businesses to access finance more quickly during the coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus: Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Claim for some of your employee's wages if you have put them on furlough or flexible furlough because of coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus: Apply for the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme

The Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) provides financial support to larger businesses affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus: Apply for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme - for small and medium-sized businesses

This scheme helps small and medium-sized businesses affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) to access finance of up to £5 million

EU Exit: Hops and hops products marketing standards from 1 January 2021

Marketing standards for hops producers, manufacturers, retailers and distributors from 1 January 2021

EU Exit: Egg marketing standards from 1 January 2021

Marketing standards for egg producers, manufacturers, retailers and distributors from 1 January 2021

EU Exit: Horizon 2020 funding after EU exit

How UK businesses and researchers can continue to access Horizon 2020 funding after 31 January 2020