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21 09, 2020

Govia Thameslink Railway opens largest electric vehicle charging hub in rail and announces thousands of station improvements

2020-09-21T11:06:42+01:00September 21st, 2020|

On World Electric Vehicle (EV) Day, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) - the UK’s biggest rail franchise – welcomed Secretary of State Grant Shapps to open rail’s largest dedicated EV charging hub at Hatfield station, which features a total of 27 charging points. The installation marks a milestone in a wide-ranging station improvements programme being undertaken by GTR, which encompasses more [...]

9 09, 2020

Big Boost For Local Businesses

2020-09-21T10:54:45+01:00September 9th, 2020|

Six small local businesses have received a cash boost, thanks to the council’s Small Grants Scheme.   In March and April, Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council encouraged small businesses in the borough to apply for a business grant of up to £1,000.   The following businesses celebrated their success with their awards:   Slumbering Hound Pedigrees 'n' Pooches Aries VR Ltd [...]

30 07, 2020

2020 Employer Skills Survey

2020-07-30T10:58:02+01:00July 30th, 2020|

The Hertfordshire LEP, working with Skills Support for the Workforce, is seeking the views of employers in Hertfordshire. We appreciate that this is a difficult time for many organisations. We are keen to understand what funded training provision might benefit your organisation in better times and also what needs may have arisen through the impacts of recent events.   We [...]

16 03, 2020

Business Rate Changes

2020-03-16T11:03:25+00:00March 16th, 2020|

One of the business rate changes announced in the March 2020 budget increased the current retail discount from one third to 100 per cent. This increase in the level of the retail discount will apply in 2020/21 for eligible retail businesses occupying a property with a rateable value les than £51,000. Due to the timing of the budget announcement, 2020/21 [...]

10 03, 2020

Herts Business Support for Brexit/Business Resilience

2020-03-10T10:52:09+00:00March 10th, 2020|

Prepare your business for trading in the EU: Leaving the EU means your business may need to prepare for change. What do changes to trading in the EU mean for your business? Are you ready? Hertfordshire Growth Hub is working with London and South East LEP Growth Hubs to deliver collaborative advice and support to businesses across all areas. For [...]

6 02, 2020

Call for Expression of Interest from non-levy paying businesses

2020-02-06T16:21:33+00:00February 6th, 2020|

The government has recently announced the start of a transition period for non-levy paying small businesses to access the apprenticeship funding through the apprenticeship service that will last from now until March 2020. During this transition employers will be able to reserve funds prior to the commencement of any apprenticeship whether they are new recruits or offered to existing employees [...]

14 01, 2020

Budget Consultation with Business Ratepayers 2020/21

2020-01-14T15:16:41+00:00January 14th, 2020|

Introduction Dear Business Ratepayers, Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council invite you to comment on their budget proposals and priorities for the financial year commencing 1 April 2020. This provides an important opportunity for you to comment on the Councils investment plans and the services provided to businesses. It should be noted that since the start of the Government's austerity programme in [...]

16 09, 2019

Employers’ Apprenticeship Toolkit – A guide for aspirational businesses

2020-01-20T15:57:38+00:00September 16th, 2019|

Links: Test your knowledge of employing apprentices The benefits of apprenticeships to business CEBR Report (2015) The Register of Apprenticeships Training Providers Estimate my employer levy contribution Apprenticeship Levy - Policy Paper 2016  Apprenticeship Levy transfer window What is an Apprenticeship Training Agency?  How to become an approved apprenticeship training provider Video on Hertfordshire's Skills Challenges N.I. Calculator Live apprenticeship [...]

19 08, 2019

Welwyn Hatfield Business Forum Action Plan

2020-01-20T16:08:39+00:00August 19th, 2019|

Last autumn the Welwyn Hatfield Business Forum in partnership with the council, contacted businesses to explain our commitment to supporting the needs of them in the area and to ask them about their business and their needs via a business survey. We agreed to share the findings and to use the information gathered to feedback to the council in order [...]

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