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Latest News - July 2021

Coronavirus: Self-Employment Income Support Scheme - fifth grant

A fifth grant covering May 2021 to September 2021 is open for claims until 30 September 2021

Coronavirus: Retail, Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Top-Up Scheme

The Retail, Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Top-Up Scheme provides financial support of up to £10,000 to businesses that received the £25,000 Retail, Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Grant in 2020

Coronavirus: Small Business Support Grant Top-Up Scheme

The Small Business Support Grant Top-Up Scheme provides financial support of up to £5,000 to businesses that received the £10,000 Small Business Support Grant in 2020

Coronavirus: Tell HMRC and pay back a Self-Employment Income Support Scheme grant

Find out what to do if you need to pay back some or all of a SEISS grant

Coronavirus: Check if you can claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

If you're self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been impacted by COVID-19 find out if you can use this scheme to claim a grant

Coronavirus: Claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

If you're self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) you may be eligible to claim the grant

Tourism Industry Market Access Programme 2021

New initiatives aimed at supporting Northern Ireland tourism industry recovery 

InterTradeIreland Go-2-Tender events

These online events aim to give SMEs the confidence, knowledge and skills to tender successfully for public sector contracts

Women in Business: upcoming online events

These Women in Business events will cover a range of useful topics for female entrepreneurs

Webinar: How to source and identify tenders on the etenders.ni portal

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council is organising a webinar for local businesses looking to expand through tendering

Coronavirus: VAT deferred due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find out about VAT payments deferred between 20 March and 30 June 2020

Can you be a climate leader?

The UK Government has announced the first 'One Step Greener' Climate Ambassadors and launched a nationwide search for climate leaders

Upcoming events for Ards and North Down businesses

Free online events to help businesses increase their online presence and generate engagement

Coronavirus: Safety guidance for close contact services

Guidance and checklist to help those providing close contact services such as hairdressers, barbers, beauty, tattoo, sports and massage therapy to continue to operate safely

Webinar: Fostering hydrogen collaborations in South Korea

Kickstart your Korean success story in hydrogen technologies and meet key individuals from the country’s leading hydrogen hubs

Coronavirus: Tourism NI business support helpline

Tourism NI COVID 19 business support helpline is now open

Call for entries: Social Enterprise Awards 2021

Apply for the opportunity to gain recognition for your social enterprise

Farm Safety Week 2021

Farmers urged to ‘rethink risk’ during Farm Safety Week, 19-23 July 2021

Consultation on the draft Rural Policy Framework

Views sought to inform the Rural Policy Framework for Northern Ireland and the subsequent interventions and programme of support

Upcoming events for Derry and Strabane businesses

These free webinars will look at successfully pitching a business and effective self-management skills

Transform Your Business – support for young entrepreneurs

Business support programme for young entrepreneurs in the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon council area

Consultation: Give your views on the UK’s trade preference scheme

Designing the UK trade preferences scheme for developing nations