Proposed Local Government Reorganisation & Business Impact

Some important changes in local government are looming that will have an impact on our local economy and businesses. Currently some services in our district are provided by Harrogate Borough Council (HBC), while others are provided by North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC). The government wishes to abolish this two-tier system and reorganise local government in York…

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme: Second Grant

The second grant under the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme,SEISS, opens for claims on 17 August. People eligible for the first grant and with a business adversely affected on or after 14 July 2020 will be able to make a SEISS claim. The maximum grant available is £6,570. This is the final SEISS grant, and it is not…

£20 million to improve small business leadership and problem-solving skills in the wake of coronavirus

Two new leadership programmes to help small business leaders grow their companies in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic were launched on 3rd August. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis spurs British businesses to adopt new ways of working, the government is investing £20 million to improve small businesses’ management, productivity and problem-solving skills through 2…