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Latest News - February 2021

Coronavirus: Support for Innovate UK award recipients

Detail on how businesses can access the scheme providing continuity grants, loans for existing award holders and additional advisory support

Digital Assistance Scheme workshops

Traders invited to participate in workshops to help design, develop and test systems developed by the Digital Assistance Scheme

Get involved in the UN Climate Change Conference UK 2021

Opportunities for involvement with COP26 events and activities in Glasgow this November

Coronavirus: Bed and Breakfast, Guest House and Guest Accommodation Support Scheme

[Closed to applications] Economy Minister launches £4 million scheme to support tourist accommodation businesses impacted by reduced income due to COVID-19

Coronavirus: Skills Focus Programme fully funded until March 2022 to help local employers

Skills Focus Programme will be fully funded until 31 March 2022 to help local employers upskill their staff in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

New guide to allergen labelling changes

Access quick guidance to find out how new labelling laws will affect your business and what you need to do to be ready

Women in Innovation: webinar series

Innovate UK's Women in Innovation programme works to empower more women to achieve their potential and to inspire entrepreneurial growth

Pitchfest: investment readiness offering for UK SMEs

Pitchfest supports innovative and ambitious UK SMEs to get investment ready and develop their investor pitch in order to raise finance

Farming Innovation Pathways competition

New funding opportunity aimed at boosting investment in the agricultural sector

£16 million funding for large-scale plastic packaging projects

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has opened a new £16 million funding competition, Demonstrator Projects Round 2

Driving the Electric Revolution: Supply Chains for Net Zero - competition briefing

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is organising a briefing event to tell businesses more about the upcoming Driving the Electric Revolution: Supply Chains for Net Zero competition

Fully funded microcredential courses

Free places available on Open University microcredential courses to build professional skills

More help for Self Assessment taxpayers

Self Assessment taxpayers will not be charged the 5% late payment penalty if pay their tax or set up a payment plan by 1 April 2021

Contractors views sought on new procurement service for historical building maintenance

Survey for the development of a new procurement service for historical building maintenance.

Self Assessment deadline reminder

HM Revenue and Customs is reminding Self Assessment customers to complete and pay their 2019-20 tax return

UFO (Small Flying Objects) call for proposals

Funding for collaborative projects to develop innovative products/services by integrating new technology in the Small Flying Object area

New documentation requirements for traders moving permitted chilled meats from GB to NI

If you are moving permitted chilled meats from Great Britain to Northern Ireland, Prohibited and Restricted (P&R) Export Health Certificates will be required from and including 22 February 2021

Virtual Rail Trade Mission to Australia

Meet virtually with key players within the Australian rail sector

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council re-opens the Small Business Grants Programme

Through this programme, successful applicants can apply for grants between £500 and £2000

NCSC Digital Loft events

Join the NCSC's events to find out about them, cyber security for your business, ransomware, cyber threats, cyber insurance and more

COVID-19 Productive Investment Capital Grant

Invest NI has introduced a new response scheme to help companies recover from the business challenges caused by COVID-19.

Road safety around cyclists online course for businesses

Driving Road Safety Forward is a free online course for employers in Northern Ireland on safe driving techniques around people cycling