New Later Life Care Service Support for Families Launched in Sussex

MHA Carpenter Box Financial Advisers have teamed up with Legal & General to provide individuals and families across Sussex with help and guidance covering later life care, which has become more challenging as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The L&G Later Life Care service provides help on finding a suitable care home, looks at […]

Burgess Hill Place & Connectivity Programme Update

The first package of main works to deliver town-wide walking and cycling improvements is progressing well with over 1.2km of works completed or near completion and a further 1km under active construction. By the end of 2021, it is anticipated that around 10km of safe, direct and attractive walking and cycling routes will have been […]

Useful links for Exporters

Thanks to our colleagues at HPC for sharing a list of links that they have found helpful as they have grappled with the challenges of importing and exporting post the end of the transition period. Check ‘How to Export Goods’ (CHEG) online tool – Businesses that export goods out of the UK should visit the Check […]

MSDC Grants as at early Jan 2021

Additional Restriction Discretionary Grant  – Available for All Businesses operating from home or from a rateable or non-rateable property, where income has been significantly reduced due to the current pandemic can obtain assistance with ongoing business expenditure. Business expenditure can include rent, insurances, business loans, utilities and vehicle cost. We will include an allowance for […]

Fundraising boost for Sussex Charities

Charities across Sussex have received a boost to their income, thanks to the work of a local charitable foundation founded by chartered accountants MHA Carpenter Box. Many charities and voluntary organisations have faced fundraising challenges in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, so the support provided by the Sussex-based firm, which has offices […]

MSDC Site Allocations

Mid Sussex District Council has formally submitted its Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD) and accompanying documents to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. The Site Allocations DPD will now be subject to an independent public examination by a planning inspector. As part of this examination process the Planning Inspector will […]

Important Updates for Hauliers travelling O/S the UK

From HM Government Annual test exemptions for vehicles and trailers with test exemptions travelling out of the UK As some vehicles and trailers continue to operate under 3 or 12-month exemptions, we have published a letter which can be carried as evidence of annual test expiry date extensions. The letter shows all the new test […]

Brexit Transition Materials for Small Businesses

From HM Government: The transition period has ended and new rules are here. Act now to keep your business moving. The transition period has ended and the UK has left the EU customs union and single market. Following the signing of the UK – EU Free Trade Agreement, there are new rules for businesses which […]

Advice for Hauliers travelling to France

The UK Government is strongly urging HGV drivers travelling to or via France to ensure they have a negative COVID test before heading to ports. Also, those using Kent ports are now also legally required to have a Kent Access Permit. HGVs leaving England for France can only cross the Channel with evidence of an authorised […]

Exporters General Licences Updated

The HM Government publication ‘Notice to exporters 2020/21: open general licences updated’ has now been published. It includes a list of open general licences that will change in legislation due to the end of the transition period.    Link: Notice to exporters 2020/21: open general licences updated.   To see a list of our previous […]