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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 [...]

17 12, 2019

Welwyn Hatfield Business Matters Small Business Grant Scheme 2020

2019-12-18T15:50:02+00:00December 17th, 2019|

What is the Business Matters Small Business Grant Scheme? Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council are committed to encouraging the strength and vitality of it's local economy. The 'Business Matters' grant allows small businesses to apply up to £1,000. It is intended to make a positive contribution towards business growth in the borough, promoting local entrepreneurship, business innovation and employment growth. What [...]

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 [...]

31 07, 2019

FREE IT Support for Small Businesses

2019-10-03T10:40:23+01:00July 31st, 2019|

  Welwyn Hatfield IT Support For a limited time only, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire, David Lloyd is providing micro-businesses with the opportunity to secure a FREE consultation with an accredited IT security provider in Hertfordshire. Small and medium businesses in Hertfordshire are falling victim to cybercrime which is costing them a huge amount of money every year.  [...]