Quarterly Economic Survey 2020 Q1 is now live

BHBPA is an affiliate member of the Sussex Chamber of Commerce. This is your chance to drive change in collaboration with the Chamber… The QES carried out by the British Chambers (BCC) is the largest independent business survey in the UK and a significant economic indicator. We are asking all Sussex businesses to complete the survey.  QES […]

HMRC Q&As re adapting post EU transition

Dear customer, Each week we’re listening to the questions that businesses like yours are asking us, and we’re doing all we can to help you to adapt to the changes when trading with the EU. This week we’re answering some commonly asked questions about: Picking up customs duty costs for a recipient When you need an […]

HMRC on financial support schemes

Dear customer, I’m writing to provide you with more information on the financial support schemes available to help you and your clients through the COVID–19 pandemic, including updates on deferring VAT and claiming for furloughed staff through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). VAT deferral new payment scheme – join from the 23‌‌ February January CJRS claims […]

Your Place in the World…& the EU

Date: Friday 5th March Time: 09:15-10:45 Gatwick Diamond Business is delighted to be working with Coast to Capital LEP to understand the challenges & opportunities for business (in West Sussex, Brighton & Hove and East Surrey) as a result of the changed relationship with the EU. Join us at this free webinar to find out more about how […]

Free market insight, funding & mentoring

Successfully starting or growing a business is easier when you have access to experts who can tell you what to sell, how to sell it and what business funding options are open to you. That’s where The Business Hothouse comes in offering an extensive range of support services and webinars – CLICK HERE View the […]

Government extends business grant scheme

Dear Business Associations Please note that the Government announced on Monday 22nd February an extension of the business grant scheme for businesses mandated to close by the Government and who are liable to pay business rates covering the period from the 15th February 2021 to the 31st March 2021. We hope to automatically send payment to all […]

MSDC Business Bulletin – Spring 2021

Welcome to our new look Business Bulletin The effect of the Covid-19 pandemic has been felt by all of us, personally and professionally, bringing with it new ways of living, working, learning and collaborating, some of which undoubtedly will remain with us in the years to come.  The pandemic had a significant impact on the work of the Council, […]

Networking & Advice Training

Dear all, There are additional courses available on the Recover and Rise Programme initiated by West Sussex County Council.  The programme is to help support small businesses across the county who are finding the current climate commercially tough.  In response to demand, West Sussex County Council has commissioned further free workshops in February.   The previous courses have been oversubscribed […]

HMRC Talking Points

HMRC’s regular Talking Points provide information, guidance and tips to help you to understand tax issues.  We have more Talking Points webinars coming up. There are a limited number of spaces, so save your place now. Off-payroll working rules from April 2021: Status Determinations and Disagreements: This webinar explains what Status Determination Statements (SDS) are, the off-payroll […]

Short-term ECMT permits: applications open for journeys in 2021

The Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the UK and EU allows for a UK haulier to undertake unlimited bilateral (point-to-point) journeys to and from the EU, and unlimited transit journeys through the EU to a non-EU country (though a permit may be required for your final destination). It also allows for two additional movements in […]