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Companies urged to file accounts early and online to avoid delays

Companies urged to file accounts early and online to avoid delays

Businesses due to file accounts with Companies House by the end of September are being urged to use online services where possible and allow plenty of time before the deadline. September is always a busy time with many companies due to file accounts with Companies House before the end of the month. Companies House is…
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In conversation with Toby Bridges, Executive Chair, The NBT Group and Business Growth Board member at the North East LEP, about the importance of digital adoption in driving operational efficiency

In conversation with Toby Bridges, Executive Chair, The NBT Group and Business Growth Board member at the North East LEP, about the importance of digital adoption in driving operational efficiency

How has the pace of digital adoption in the manufacturing sector impacted the work you do? I chair The NBT Group, a supply chain management company that works closely with manufacturing businesses across the region and beyond. We’ve been working with our clients on automation for at least the last five years. We’ve created and…
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How and when to use the NHS COVID-19 Pass

How and when to use the NHS COVID-19 Pass

The NHS COVID Pass lets members of the public share their coronavirus vaccination records or COVID-19 test status in a safe and secure way. From Monday 19 July, some businesses may require visitors/customers aged 18 and over to demonstrate their COVID-19 status as a condition of entry to a venue or event. Children under 18…
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ZeroLight – the business revolutionising global car sales

ZeroLight – the business revolutionising global car sales

‘Global North East: Driving growth in North East trade and exports’ is a new report published by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership – in partnership with the Department for International Trade (DIT) and North East England Chamber of Commerce – that outlines how the region can build its competitiveness, drive higher productivity, and create more and better jobs by…
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New government-backed business support programme aims to increase digital technology adoption in North East manufacturing sector

New government-backed business support programme aims to increase digital technology adoption in North East manufacturing sector

A new business support programme aimed at helping manufacturing SMEs in the North East increase digital technology adoption, innovation and skills has launched in the region. Made Smarter Adoption North East connects manufacturing businesses to digital tools that can transform the way they work. The programme, which is backed by government, aims to drive growth…
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Osbit gets to grips with global export markets

Osbit gets to grips with global export markets

‘Global North East: Driving growth in North East trade and exports’ is a new report published by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership – in partnership with the Department for International Trade (DIT) and North East England Chamber of Commerce – that outlines how the region can build its competitiveness, drive higher productivity, and create more and better jobs by…
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Step 4 in government’s roadmap out of lockdown

Step 4 in government’s roadmap out of lockdown

England has moved to Step 4 in the government’s roadmap out of lockdown (as of Monday 19 July), which sees the majority of COVID-19 guidance and legal restrictions removed. What do the changes mean for North East businesses? All remaining closed businesses and venues, such as nightclubs, will be able to reopen All capacity limits…
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Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

As of 01 July 2021, the level of grant paid to employers through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for hours not worked reduced. This means employers who have furloughed staff are now required to contribute towards the cost of furloughed employees’ wages. From 01 July 2021, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will pay 70% (up…
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University’s mark of excellence to provide more support for startups, students and businesses across the North East

University’s mark of excellence to provide more support for startups, students and businesses across the North East

Northumbria University’s re-accreditation with the prestigious Small Business Charter Award means more startups, students and businesses across the North East can now benefit from expert support, advice and guidance to grow their business. Having first secured the accreditation in 2015, Northumbria University remains the only university in the North East to hold the Small Business…
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COVID-19 Vaccine – Employer Toolkit

COVID-19 Vaccine – Employer Toolkit

Public Health England has developed a new COVID-19 Vaccine Employer Toolkit for businesses, so employers run an internal awareness campaign to help ensure employees get access to reliable and accurate information about the COVID-19 vaccine. The toolkit includes: An employer briefing sheet Posters Vaccine fact sheet Q&A videos Videos Key messages and editorial copy Social…
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