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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.

Former print site could create 'more than 3,000 jobs'

Former print site could create 'more than 3,000 jobs'

The new owner of a former newsprint site has pledged to invest £180m into transforming it - with the hope of creating thousands of jobs.

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'V-shaped' recovery hopes after trade plans stalled

'V-shaped' recovery hopes after trade plans stalled

More than half of firms surveyed in a recent poll said Covid-19 had forced them to cancel or delay international trading plans.

'Turning empty shops into restaurants could be way forward'

'Turning empty shops into restaurants could be way forward'

Retail bosses have indicated turning empty shops into restaurants will help revitalise a city centre during the incredibly tough economic climate.

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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.

Sheps orders safety signs ahead of July 4 reopening

Sheps orders safety signs ahead of July 4 reopening

A social enterprise staffed by ex-forces personnel has been hired to produce safety signs for Kent's major pub operator.

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.

Another big retailer on the brink of administration

Another big retailer on the brink of administration

The owner of Go Outdoors says it has started the process of putting the chain into administration.

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Petition supporting our farmers hits 1m mark

Petition supporting our farmers hits 1m mark

A campaign to prevent trade deals including chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef sees more than 1m sign petition.

'Covid chaperone' in big demand

'Covid chaperone' in big demand

A recruitment agency is seeing a heavy demand for people to help enforce social distancing for shops and businesses.

Toast English Wine Week with Kent wine

Toast English Wine Week with Kent wine

English Wine Week starts this weekend and there's never been a better time to buy local, by toasting the event with wines grown and produced in Kent.

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.

Shopping centre could be barricaded off if overrun

Shopping centre could be barricaded off if overrun

The manager of an open-air shopping centre warns blockades could be put up if too many people flock to stores next week.

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Electrical retailer reveals which stores will open

Electrical retailer reveals which stores will open

Shoppers will be able to get tech advice for the first three days as a major retailer returns as lockdown restrictions begin to ease.

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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.

Outdoor seating fees waived for cafés and pubs

Outdoor seating fees waived for cafés and pubs

Fees for outdoor furniture have been temporarily waived by a council, in a bid to support struggling businesses.

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Escalators to get UV units and green steps to stay safe

Escalators to get UV units and green steps to stay safe

A specialist firm has developed two key weapons in the fight to keep shoppers and office workers safe when using escalators.

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