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EU Exit: Local Business Survey

Posted on Monday, March 11th, 2019

Businesses in the Dover district are the lifeblood of our local economy and the UK leaving the EU presents a significant change – offering both challenges and opportunities for local businesses. As businesses up and down the country prepare for EU Exit, Dover District Council (DDC) has launched a new local business survey to help…

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The UK greatly values its relationships with partners across the globe and is seeking to preserve and strengthen these as we leave the European Union. These relationships are governed in a number of ways: through formal and informal cooperation and collaboration; dialogues; Memoranda of Understanding; regulatory arrangements; and in some cases through international agreements and…

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BCC research highlights need to delay Making Tax Digital

Posted on Thursday, March 7th, 2019

With just weeks to go before its planned introduction, new research suggests nearly one in five businesses above the VAT threshold still know little or nothing about Making Tax Digital, according to the British Chambers of Commerce. Responding to the findings, and amid the significant cost pressures placed on business by the ongoing Brexit uncertainty,…

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Nina Hossain to host Kent Press & Broadcast Awards

Posted on Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Award-winning ITV journalist Nina Hossain will be hosting this year’s Kent Press & Broadcast Awards (KPBA) ceremony. A journalist for more than 20 years, Ms Hossain is taking a break from her duties at ITV to host the KPBA ceremony at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury on Friday 12 July. Entries are now open…

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British Chambers of Commerce Annual Conference 2019

Posted on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

Join a high-level audience of business decision-makers, policy makers and the Chamber network on Thursday 28th March at the QEII Centre in London, for the British Chambers of Commerce Annual Conference. The programme for the 2019 Annual Conference focuses on the topics most relevant to UK business. The conference provides insight into these issues through…

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BCC comments on Prime Minister’s statement

Posted on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

Commenting on the Prime Minister’s statement to the House of Commons on the next steps in the Brexit process, Claire Walker, Co-Executive Director of Policy and Campaigns at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “While this a giant political leap for the Prime Minister, this is only a small step towards the clarity and…

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Kent companies trading with the EU have received some good news with an HMRC announcement that a simplified import and export system will be implemented in the event of a No Deal Brexit. The Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP) aim to reduce paperwork in terms of documentation required at the ports and are intended to make…

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HR GO Extends UK Reach As Two Southern Recruiters Join Group

Posted on Monday, February 25th, 2019

HR GO plc has expanded its UK regional coverage by agreeing deals with two East Sussex recruitment businesses. Sussex Recruitment Limited and Gel Resourcing Limited, both based in Eastbourne, are the latest additions to the fast-growing recruitment and business services group. Sussex Recruitment is a well-established independent recruitment consultancy that has provided employment solutions across…

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Commenting on the latest update to existing trade agreements if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The lack of progress revealed today is an incredibly disappointing, though not unexpected admission. This is unfortunately yet another example where politicians have overpromised and underdelivered –…

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The National Careers Service is appealing to over 50s and businesses to take advantage of its free advice and guidance service. This follows recently published figures from the Department for Work and Pensions, which estimate that individuals aged 50+ will make up almost one third of the working age population by 2020. As the UK…

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