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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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Stack stood down after counter-terror operation

Stack stood down after counter-terror operation

16 September 2020

Operation Stack has been stood down more than 12 hours after it was instigated following a nation-wide counter-terror operation.

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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.

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.

'Axing local councils would save billions'

'Axing local councils would save billions'

28 August 2020

Kent councillors have reacted to a report that scrapping the county's local councils could lead o huge savings.

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Care provider creates 1,500 jobs

Care provider creates 1,500 jobs

28 August 2020

A company which provides carers to look after the vulnerable in their own home is recruiting after a surge of interest since 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.

Campaign to revive £4bn tourism sector

Campaign to revive £4bn tourism sector

27 August 2020

A new marketing campaign is urging people to get out and about to explore Kent once again after the financially damaging lockdown.

Private hospital continues NHS support

Private hospital continues NHS support

26 August 2020

A range of treatments are being offered to NHS patients at a private facility.

Call for 50%-off meal scheme to be extended

Call for 50%-off meal scheme to be extended

26 August 2020

A leading business organisation says the government should extend the Eat Out to Help Out scheme through September.

Holiday park jobs up for grabs

Holiday park jobs up for grabs

20 August 2020

A boom in staycations has seen one major holiday firm advertise 500 jobs across its popular parks.

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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.

Last chance to grab a grant

Last chance to grab a grant

31 July 2020

Applications open today in the last round of grants to help firms struggling through the pandemic.

Council stands by £1m bus station facelift

Council stands by £1m bus station facelift

30 July 2020

A council has defended its decision to pay for upgrades to a rundown bus station despite not actually owning.

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Leisure centre makeover plans approved

Leisure centre makeover plans approved

28 July 2020

A town centre leisure complex is set for a revamp after councillors approved plans.

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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.

Council confirms leisure centre closure

Council confirms leisure centre closure

17 July 2020

A council vote has confirmed a leisure centre's year-long closure – despite a petition against it.

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Scheme aims to make 'your hobby your job'

Scheme aims to make 'your hobby your job'

16 July 2020

A free online school aims to teach you how to start up your own business - without racking up debts.

New recruits celebrated during parade with a difference

New recruits celebrated during parade with a difference

13 July 2020

A passing out ceremony welcoming new officers to Kent Police has this year taken place with a few socially distanced changes.

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