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An open letter to business from the Prime Minister

An open letter to business from the Prime Minister

The government has today announced that a deal has been agreed for the UK’s departure from the European Union. Following the announcement, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson has written an open letter to business which you can read via this link. You can find information on how to prepare your business for Brexit on the….

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Thames Valley Expo Returns to Reading for its 7th Year

Thames Valley Expo Returns to Reading for its 7th Year

  The Region’s Largest & Longest Running Expo returns to Reading for its 7th Year in October. The Great British Expo’s which runs the Thames Valley Expo have been running now for seven years and has had over 38,000 SMEs attending their events since they launched in Windsor in 2012. Since the first expo in….

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Free Brexit Readiness Support for Businesses in Berkshire

Free Brexit Readiness Support for Businesses in Berkshire

Businesses across Berkshire will be able to receive free expert and specialist advice on preparing for Brexit and beyond. Four Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in the South of England are working together, and with government, to help businesses make important preparations for Brexit. As part of a significant ramping up of the government’s national Brexit….

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Up to £1.2m funding for employee-led innovation via Future Leaders Fellowships Scheme

Up to £1.2m funding for employee-led innovation via Future Leaders Fellowships Scheme

The Future Leaders Fellowships can help fund your most talented innovators The next round of the Future Leaders Fellowships scheme is now open. The scheme aims to help the next generation of tech entrepreneurs, business leaders, innovators and researchers get the support they need to develop their careers. Using this scheme, your business could: attract….

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Government launches ‘Get Ready for Brexit’ campaign

Government launches ‘Get Ready for Brexit’ campaign

The Government has launched a new public information campaign, ‘Get Ready for Brexit’, which will run across television, social media, billboards and other platforms. Government research shows that only 50% of the population think it’s likely the UK will leave the EU on 31 October, 42% of small-to-medium sized businesses are unsure of how they….

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New plans to help businesses that trade with Europe prepare for EU exit

New plans to help businesses that trade with Europe prepare for EU exit

HMRC allocates EORI numbers to all possible traders More than 88,000 VAT registered companies across the UK will be allocated an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number in the next two weeks in order to keep trading with customers and suppliers in the EU after the UK has left. EORI numbers are a unique….

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Free business start-up course for budding entrepreneurs

Free business start-up course for budding entrepreneurs

For those who want to be their own boss, the Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub is running a free business start-up course to help budding entrepreneurs across Berkshire turn their business ideas into reality. Following the success of its second Pre-Accelerator Programme earlier this year, the Berkshire Business Growth Hub is again offering Berkshire….

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Advice on filing accounts at Companies House

Advice on filing accounts at Companies House

  September is one of the busiest months for Companies House. Many companies will have an accounting reference period which ends on the last day of the year. This means the last day to file their accounts is 30 September. Every company must prepare accounts that report on the performance and activities of the company during….

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Berkshire Growth Hub highly rated by local business owners in latest survey

Berkshire Growth Hub highly rated by local business owners in latest survey

Latest survey recognises value of local business support service to Berkshire SMEs The Thames Valley Berkshire Growth Hub is making a positive difference to SMEs across Berkshire according to a latest survey of business owners. The Hub, which delivers free, impartial advice and support to ambitious businesses and entrepreneurs, received high praise for the quality….

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Thames Valley Berkshire LEP publishes 2018-19 Impact Report

Thames Valley Berkshire LEP publishes 2018-19 Impact Report

Thames Valley Berkshire LEP has launched its 2018-19 digital Impact Report, which marks a further milestone in the implementation of the LEP’s Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) and the three Growth Deals that underpin it. The Report reviews a year of progress against strategic targets to benefit the sub region’s long-term prosperity. It provides details of….

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