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Useful links for Exporters

Useful links for Exporters

Posted on 14th January 2021

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 How to Export Goods online tool. The tool provides product-specific information about duties, Rules of Origin and customs... read more

MSDC Grants as at early Jan 2021

MSDC Grants as at early Jan 2021

Posted on 7th January 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 working from a home office and home storage (business... read more

Fundraising boost for Sussex Charities

Fundraising boost for Sussex Charities

Posted on 7th January 2021

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 in Worthing, Brighton, Gatwick and Chichester, is particularly welcome at this time. Among the... read more

MSDC Site Allocations

MSDC Site Allocations

Posted on 7th January 2021

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 hold public hearings and we anticipate these will be held in Winter-Spring 2021.... read more

Important Updates for Hauliers travelling O/S the UK

Important Updates for Hauliers travelling O/S the UK

Posted on 7th January 2021

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 dates by month, for 3 and 12-month exemptions. It is not a legal requirement to carry this letter, but it might help if you... read more

Brexit Transition Materials for Small Businesses

Brexit Transition Materials for Small Businesses

Posted on 7th January 2021

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 came into force on 1 January 2021 which require immediate action. Your business needs to act now to comply with these new rules. If you do not... read more

Advice for Hauliers travelling to France

Advice for Hauliers travelling to France

Posted on 7th January 2021

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 negative COVID test, that has been conducted within the 72-hour period before their departure. This is mandated by the... read more

Exporters General Licences Updated

Exporters General Licences Updated

Posted on 7th January 2021

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 Notice to Exporters, please click here. Kind Regards Export Control Joint Unit ... read more

LFFN Q&A Recording & Slides

LFFN Q&A Recording & Slides

Posted on 18th December 2020

The Q&A session with Chris Founds, Programme Manager of the BH Local Full Fibre Network was held on Tuesday this week and a recording of the meeting is available via the link. https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/play/FeQVq-1G4az_4wXSmP9SgW6iaj4vGnZOLkaeq7iDpaIcsntytVnEStZzIoPm9tiek7WsyUUx9obcM47r.RGc1aMvNY7o2doWv?continueMode=true Use passcode: 8TV%3SSU Click here to see Chris’ slides >>> SLIDES  (Use the PDF rotate symbol if necessary). While... read more

FAQs – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extension

FAQs – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extension

Posted on 17th December 2020

Dear All, Please find attached a list of frequently asked questions on the extension of the: CLICK HERE >>> Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme If you have any queries please let us know and we will get back to you as soon as possible. As we hope you are already aware, Harry Sherrard and the team at Sherrards regularly publish blogs on our website – www.sherrardslaw.com To view our latest blog by Harry on the final furlong of the Brexit negotiations... read more

BHBPA Board & Steering Committee Roles

BHBPA Board & Steering Committee Roles

Posted on 17th December 2020

Following the approval of the new constitution at the BHBPA EGM in November we have drafted the Job Descriptions for the Board roles. Click here to read more. Members are encouraged to consider whether they, or a member of their teams, would be interested in contributing to the Association by taking on one of these roles. None are too onerous other than the Chief Exec role which is definitely more so. Do feel free to approach either Martyn Carr martyn@bhbpa.co.uk... read more

PVL WIN COMMUNITY INVESTMENT BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

PVL WIN COMMUNITY INVESTMENT BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Posted on 17th December 2020

PVL UK Ltd is delighted to announce they won “Community Investment Business of the Year” award at the prestigious Gatwick Diamond Business Awards 2020. It was a fantastic night for TeamPVL winning the Community Investment Business of the Year 2020 award. Sponsored by Gatwick Airport Ltd, the Community Investment award celebrates the commitment of the business to delivering outstanding Community Investment during 2019 and will be able to... read more

Year End Update from C2C

Year End Update from C2C

Posted on 17th December 2020

Malcolm Brabon, Head of Services at Coast to Capital writes to share the latest update on the support that Coast to Capital and the Growth Hub Team are providing to businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the UK transition from the EU. New and improved  The updated website design is now even easier for businesses to access a number support services for the sector and location that businesses may operate in. https://www.c2cbusiness.org.uk/ Special... read more

MSDC Services over Xmas 2020

MSDC Services over Xmas 2020

Posted on 17th December 2020

I wanted to let you know that this year after an exceptionally challenging year for us all the Council offices at Mid Sussex DC will close from lunchtime on Thursday 24th December 2020 and reopen at 8:45am on Monday 4th January 2021. We will have a number of services available online during this time.  These are: Benefits Service If you have contacted us as you would like to know how to make a claim for Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Support... read more

Protection for International designs

Protection for International designs

Posted on 17th December 2020

International designs designating the EU will continue to have protection in the UK under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement. From 1 January 2021, the UK Intellectual Property Office will create a re-registered UK design for every international design (EU), that is protected at the end of the transition period. Where an international design designating the EU has been applied for, but is not yet protected or where the publication has been deferred,... read more

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