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Business welcomes Chancellor's 'furlough replacement'

Business welcomes Chancellor's 'furlough replacement'

24 September 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a string of support measures to help firms retain staff and survive the challenges posed by the pandemic.

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Decade since offshore turbines started turning

Decade since offshore turbines started turning

23 September 2020

It has been 10 years since Swedish energy company Vattenfall 'opened' it's 100 turbine offshore wind farm - at the time the biggest of its kind.

Top brass confirm departure from medical suppliers

Top brass confirm departure from medical suppliers

22 September 2020

Two men who have spearheaded the growth of a company specialising in medical technology, will step down this month.

Team bids for F1 world glory

Team bids for F1 world glory

21 September 2020

Budding engineers have received expert advice as they bid to win a leading school competition on the world stage.

Firm's supersonic control deal

Firm's supersonic control deal

17 September 2020

A deal has been struck for a local firm to help develop a control system for a private jet capable of speeds of up to 1,000mph.

CEO scoops top IoD award

CEO scoops top IoD award

14 September 2020

The boss of a leading company has been recognised with success at a leading business awards.

Call for more help for small firms

Call for more help for small firms

10 September 2020

A business organisation is calling on the government to provide further support for small firms as they look to get workers back in the office.

Ultra-fast broadband firm expands across border

Ultra-fast broadband firm expands across border

08 September 2020

A firm which specialises in providing fast internet access to rural areas is expanding outside of Kent's borders for the first time.

Self-employed urged to apply for Covid cash grants

Self-employed urged to apply for Covid cash grants

04 September 2020

The government's latest round of support allows the self-employed to access funding to allow them to survive the health crisis.

Warning over virus safety in offices

Warning over virus safety in offices

27 August 2020

Two leading academics say offices need to take extra care to prevent the spread of the virus as staff return after months working from home.

Fruit-ruining stink bug 'could cost us millions'

Fruit-ruining stink bug 'could cost us millions'

25 August 2020

Scientists in the county are studying an invasive pest which could cause millions of pounds worth of damage to crops.

Dashboard charts county's economic recovery after Covid

Dashboard charts county's economic recovery after Covid

17 August 2020

A host of data has been combined to provide an insight into how Kent and Medway's economies are faring after the lockdown.

There's still time to claim Covid-19 business support loans

There's still time to claim Covid-19 business support loans

14 August 2020

A financial expert says firms wanting to take advantage of business support loans should act now before schemes close over the coming months.

Life sciences project gets cash boost

Life sciences project gets cash boost

13 August 2020

A team hoping to create hundreds of new jobs will spend the upcoming months preparing a bid to secure up to £50m of government funding.

Energy firm plots path to growth

Energy firm plots path to growth

27 July 2020

A firm specialising in green energy installations says it expects to keep growing despite the disruption caused by the lockdown.

Bite-sized courses for life after lockdown

Bite-sized courses for life after lockdown

24 July 2020

The county's inward investment agency has unveiled summer courses for business leaders to help them plot a route to success post-lockdown.

Investment agency launches support scheme

Investment agency launches support scheme

13 July 2020

The county's inward investment agency has launched a service to help firms bounce back after the ravages of the lockdown.

Warning over workplace safety as lockdown eases

Warning over workplace safety as lockdown eases

10 July 2020

A legal expert has urged business owners to take all necessary steps to keep staff and visitors safe in the workplace - or risk prosecution.

'I fear jobs will still go in October'

'I fear jobs will still go in October'

09 July 2020

A leading business figure in the county says many firms cannot afford to bring furloughed staff back - despite Rishi Sunak's £1,000 incentive.

Mixed views on Chancellor's 'kickstart' scheme

Mixed views on Chancellor's 'kickstart' scheme

08 July 2020

Business figures in Kent say new measures to get young people into work are well intentioned but may prove a challenge in reality.

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