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One year on from the coronavirus pandemic

One year on from the coronavirus pandemic

In conversation with: Ammar Mirza CBE, Chair of the Business Growth Board at the North East LEP; and Colin Bell, Business Growth Director at the North East LEP. To access free, impartial, one-to-one support and advice for your business, please visit www.northeastgrowthhub.co.uk and book an appointment to speak to our Growth Hub Connect team. Backing…
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Absence of physical meetings leads to digital innovation

Absence of physical meetings leads to digital innovation

The Big Picture People work with large organisations to help them communicate complicated messages to their employees in innovative ways. It helps senior professionals in some of the world’s most respected organisation create, curate, design, refine and share their big pictures with their people. The Big Picture People create toolkits that visualise a company’s strategy…
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How the Budget impacts businesses in the North East

How the Budget impacts businesses in the North East

Read more at gov.uk Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme The government’s furlough scheme has been extended until the end of September 2021. Businesses can claim 80% of an employee’s usual salary for hours not worked, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month. Employers will be expected to pay 10% towards the hours their staff do…
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Free digital diagnostic available for limited number of small/micro businesses

Free digital diagnostic available for limited number of small/micro businesses

COVID-19 has pushed businesses to embrace technology, transforming companies and the way we do business.  We’re delighted to be piloting a new digital diagnostic, positioned specifically to support small and micro businesses (3-10 employees), helping them adopt new technologies.  We have a limited number of places available. The diagnostic is free and will help businesses…
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Six key actions for businesses to take

Six key actions for businesses to take

As the UK has now left the EU, Business Minister Paul Scully has set out six key actions businesses must take to ensure they avoid potential disruption to their operations. Business Minister Paul Scully said: “The UK is finally out of the EU single market and customs union, and business is changing. “Many businesses have…
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Business survey to assess impact of Brexit and COVID-19

Business survey to assess impact of Brexit and COVID-19

The beginning of 2021 has been a challenging start to the year for many businesses. England entered another national lockdown at the end of December, and the UK’s exit from the EU on 31 December brought new rules and regulations impacting all businesses that operate in the European Union. Because of this we have launched…
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The transition period has ended and new rules are here.

The transition period has ended and new rules are here.

The transition period has ended and the UK has left the EU customs union and single market and now enjoys a zero tariffs, zero quotas relationship with the EU as an independent trading nation. Act now to keep your business moving Following the signing of the UK – EU Free Trade Agreement, there are new rules…
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New UK-EU trade agreement

New UK-EU trade agreement

The Prime Minister gave a statement on the outcome of negotiations with the European Union on Thursday 24 December 2020 – read the statement here. In his statement he announced that the United Kingdom and the European Union have agreed a Trade and Cooperation Agreement governing future trade relations from 1 January 2021, that will see…
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