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Mixed views on Chancellor's 'kickstart' scheme

Mixed views on Chancellor's 'kickstart' scheme

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

Brewery agrees to new £25m lending deal

Brewery agrees to new £25m lending deal

One of the county's biggest employers has taken advantage of a government scheme to ease the financial pain of the lockdown.

Why business must respond to Black Lives Matter movement

Why business must respond to Black Lives Matter movement

As protests continue, business leaders are being urged to look at their own company values to ensure equality.

Amnesty plan for furlough breaches

Amnesty plan for furlough breaches

Firms who have breached the rules surrounding the furlough scheme are set to get a 30-day amnesty period to repay HMRC.

Uni to host recovery webinars

Uni to host recovery webinars

The University of Kent is to host a series of free webinars to help firms recover after the lockdown.

Helpline counts the cost of Covid on county's economy

Helpline counts the cost of Covid on county's economy

More than 9,000 firms have been helped by a free business support service since it launched at the end of March.

Major one-day conference to be held via Zoom

Major one-day conference to be held via Zoom

Tickets are available now for a one-day conference to help boost Kent firms - all taking place online.

Website highlights Covid-19 secure small businesses

Website highlights Covid-19 secure small businesses

Firms in the county are being invited to register on a free site highlighting the steps taken to be safe as lockdown measures are eased.

Business chiefs call for support as UK economy shrinks 20.4%

Business chiefs call for support as UK economy shrinks 20.4%

The release of April's GDP figures have brought into 'sharp relief' the economic impact of the health crisis.

Chamber board complete with latest appointment

Chamber board complete with latest appointment

One of the county's chambers of commerce has recruited an HR expert to its board as it prepares for life after the lockdown.

Tunnel traffic's dramatic drop due to lockdown

Tunnel traffic's dramatic drop due to lockdown

Figures for the first five months on the year reveal Eurotunnel traffic has dropped dramatically as a result of travel restrictions.

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Firms urged to review fire safety

Firms urged to review fire safety

As workplaces reopen as lockdown measures are eased, employers are being urged to review their fire safety.

Free webinar to discuss how county will bounce back

Free webinar to discuss how county will bounce back

Business leaders are invited to discuss life after lockdown and the county's economic outlook on a special one-hour webinar.

Skills session vows to return after pandemic

Skills session vows to return after pandemic

A free workshop aimed at bridging the skills gap says the pandemic has prevented it hitting a key milestone this month.

Time running out for grant funding package

Time running out for grant funding package

Council urges small firms not to miss out on the chance of applying for grants of up to £10,000 to ease the financial pain of the pandemic.

Firms urged to claim for sick pay funding

Firms urged to claim for sick pay funding

The government website for SMEs to claim back money under the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme is now live.

How a contract clause could prevent cash-flow crisis

How a contract clause could prevent cash-flow crisis

Law firm advises businesses to consider adding a clause in order to reclaim goods if not fully paid for.

Rural economy boosted by funding pay-outs

Rural economy boosted by funding pay-outs

A number of rural firms have received payments in a bid to help boost the county's rural economy, despite the pandemic.

How workplaces will change after lockdown

How workplaces will change after lockdown

The county's big employers are working out just how to get staff back into the workplace when lockdown measures are eased.

Authorities warn: 'Don't miss out on vital cash grants'

Authorities warn: 'Don't miss out on vital cash grants'

Many small firms are still unaware there is funding - which does not have to be paid back - available to help them through the crisis.

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