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Latest News - June 2021

Urban Tourism Experience programme for Derry and Strabane

The purpose of this programme is to help urban based tourism businesses create new high-quality experiences

EU approves adequacy decisions on UK data free flow

UK businesses can continue to receive personal data from the EU and EEA without having to put additional arrangements in place

Call for evidence on eliminating plastic pollution

Views needed to help inform the development of a plan to eliminate plastic pollution in Northern Ireland

Have your say on the new EU VAT One Stop Shop

Participate in user research and take part in beta testing

Coronavirus: NI Domestic Aviation Kickstart Scheme

Financial support scheme for airlines as they rebuild from COVID-19 and to maintain and enhance Northern Ireland's air connectivity with Great Britain

Saudi Smart Cities webinar

Webinar to showcase advanced smart city technologies adopted in largescale projects in the UK and in Saudi Arabia

EU Exit: Claiming an EU filing date on UK trade marks and design cases

30 September 2021 deadline for people filing a UK right and claiming an earlier filing date for EU trade marks and design applications

Business views sought from Belfast City Council

Belfast City Council's Economic Development Department are seeking views from local businesses on how they can improve reach and engagement

Firms must commit to net zero to win major UK government contracts

New measures will require businesses to commit to net zero by 2050 before they can bid for major UK central government contracts

Coronavirus: Support and advice for the self-employed

Help available for self-employed individuals dealing with the ongoing COVID-19 disruption to business activities

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: Other types of employees you can claim for

Find out if you can claim through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for different types of employees

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: Reporting employees' wages to HMRC when you've claimed through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Find out how and when to report employees' wages to HMRC using the PAYE Real Time Information system

Coronavirus: Check which employees you can put on furlough to use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Find out which employees you can put on furlough and claim for through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Employers can get help to review their equality related policies

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland offers employers free and confidential help to review their workplace equality policies

Growth North West initiative: upcoming events

Register for events to get help moving into new export markets

Brand building programme for Newry, Mourne and Down

This programme will help SMEs in Newry, Mourne and Down to enhance their business branding or create a new brand image

European Research and Innovation Days 2021

Join the European Commission's annual flagship research and innovation (R&I) event to debate and shape the future of R&I in Europe and beyond

Halogen light bulbs to be banned from September 2021

Sale of halogen light bulbs ending with fluorescent light bulbs to follow, cutting emissions and saving consumers on their energy bills

Designed for Ageing: pre-competition workshop

UKRI is hosting a workshop on Thursday 1 July 2021 to highlight a new opportunity for UK businesses looking to develop innovations to help people as they age

Consultation: Northern Ireland Peatland Strategy

Views sought to inform the Northern Ireland Peatland Strategy and the accompanying Implementation Plan