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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.

Founder sells stake after management buy-out

Founder sells stake after management buy-out

One of the county's major building, civil engineering and plant hire firms has seen changes at the top after a management buy-out.

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Parcel giants unite for Covid-19 test scheme

Parcel giants unite for Covid-19 test scheme

A county firm has created a consortium of the biggest parcel firms to get Covid home-testing kits safely back to laboratories.

'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.

Eurotunnel has record number of bookings

Eurotunnel has record number of bookings

Online bookings this weekend for the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle have been busier than ever before as the easing of travel restrictions continues.

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.

Children cross 'dangerous' junction after traffic light crash

Children cross 'dangerous' junction after traffic light crash

A mother was concerned for parents and pupils crossing a four-way junction after the traffic lights stopped working following a crash.

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.

Defence giant resumes apprentice hiring

Defence giant resumes apprentice hiring

A major employer in the county is continuing to hire apprentices - but with virtual interviews.

Another chance to see the world's biggest container ship

Another chance to see the world's biggest container ship

Maritime fans are in for a treat when the world's biggest cargo ship sails down the Thames Estuary. HMM Algeciras can carry 24,000 containers.

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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.

Plans for port and airport to form freeport zone

Plans for port and airport to form freeport zone

A proposal claims thousands of jobs could be created if freeport plans are pursued - but airport campaigners are unlikely to be happy.

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High street gas works to start from Monday

High street gas works to start from Monday

Part of a high street will be blocked off from next week as many shops prepare to reopen for the first time since lockdown.

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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.

Mental strain on business owners of pandemic

Mental strain on business owners of pandemic

A survey has revealed it is not just lost revenues which have hit small business owners in the county during the lockdown.

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