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Latest News - March 2021

New limits for unfair dismissal and redundancy payments from 6 April 2021

Payments and awards made to workers in employment rights cases are to rise from 6 April 2021

Automatic filing extensions granted by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act due to come to an end

The automatic extensions granted by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act come to an end for filing deadlines after 5 April 2021

Call for ideas that utilise space technology

The European Space Agency is offering funding and support to businesses from any sector who intend to use space technology to develop new commercial services

Coronavirus: Travel Agents Coronavirus Financial Assistance Scheme 2021

[Closed to applications] Financial support grant for eligible travel agents who were operating between 5 March 2020 - 12 March 2021 and intend to continue operating

Coronavirus: Wet Pubs Business Support Scheme

[Scheme closed] The Wet Pubs Business Support Scheme provides support to wet pubs, whose premises were required to close or cease trading during the period from 4 July to 22 September 2020

Eureka Investment Readiness Programme: International mission - Canada

Eureka is offering businesses a chance to be part of Collision conference, North America's fastest-growing tech conference on 20-22 April

Intra-company Transfers: call for evidence

The Migration Advisory Committee has launched a call for evidence to seek stakeholders' views on the Intra-company Transfer (ICT) immigration route

EU Exit series: Advice clinic with Invest NI

This advice clinic is designed to help you talk through your EU Exit queries with specialist advisors across a wide range of areas

Non-domestic water and sewerage charges to rise from April 2021

Non-domestic water and sewerage charges will rise by 0.9% in line with inflation from 1 April 2021

Derry-Strabane Enterprise Week 2021

A week long programme of free events to guide local entrepreneurs through the COVID-19 recovery phase

Industrial Energy Transformation Fund Technology Marketplace

Virtual Technology Marketplace opening as part of the £40 million IETF competition

Prepare to comply with the Children's Code from September 2021

ICO calls on UK businesses to prepare for new Children's Code which comes into force in September 2021

COVID-19 Micro-business E-commerce Grant

[Closed to applications] Financial support to help retail micro-businesses in Northern Ireland looking to grow their business online

Practical export skills workshops

Series of interactive one-day workshops to equip businesses with the skills to sell outside Northern Ireland

Coronavirus: Further financial support for aquaculture sector

Northern Ireland's aquaculture sector is to receive a further financial support package of up to £325,000 due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic

Self Assessment: set up a payment plan by 1 April 2021

You have until 1 April 2021 to pay any outstanding tax liabilities in full or set up an online payment plan to avoid a late payment penalty

Horizon Europe Marine & Maritime brokerage event

Opportunity for businesses to join a virtual international partnering event on Horizon Europe's Marine calls

Women in Tech virtual conference 2021

Women in Business NI's fourth Women in Tech conference will take place on 26 March 2021

Invent 2021 opens for applications

Apply for an opportunity to gain recognition and cash prizes for your invention

Chemical webinars - know your responsibilities in GB and EU markets

Forthcoming webinars on Classification, Labelling and Packaging, Prior Informed Consent and the Biocidal Product Regulation

Webinar: Navigating EU Exit for small Belfast based businesses

Post Brexit advice for small Belfast businesses from Belfast City Council and Innovation Factory

Virtual Business Summit 2021 for Lisburn and Castlereagh businesses

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s Business Summit will be held virtually for the first time