East Devon District Council (“EDDC”) have recently launched a new grant fund aimed specifically at businesses and organisations operating in their council area. They have called it their “Innovation & Resilience Fund”, and a grant of up to £50,000 per business or organisation is available, with a minimum application of just £2,500.

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Carers from a company in South Devon have been revving up for their latest appointments after hitting the roads of the county in a fleet of brand-new corporate cars.

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Staff shortages are causing a crisis in the hospitality sector. While consumer demand is there, restaurants, hotels, pubs and cafes are struggling to recover from the pandemic because they are unable to recruit and retain enough staff.

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Five new research collaborations between industry and academia have been awarded a share of £100,000 to fund innovative new projects across science, engineering and health.

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Following risk management procedures not only ensures parish and town councils fulfil key statutory requirements. It helps the authority to deliver better public services.

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Starting a business can be exciting and daunting in equal measure. With the ongoing pandemic and the increase in lone working there has been a surge in entrepreneurs ‘going it alone’.   

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Before The Prime Minister had to enter self-isolation at Chequers the other week, another promise was made to reform the Social Care system and (perhaps most importantly) we would be told how we as a nation, are going to fund it. This promise was, however, pushed back to the end of the summer recess but the government needs to finally show us its hand, to give us all some much-needed clarity.

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We have always recommended that our clients take out tax investigation insurance and it is now more important than ever.

Insurance is not the most thrilling of subjects and is probably regarded by many as a necessary evil of the modern world. 

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We recognise that a lot has changed in the past 18 months and we are keen to reconnect with our clients so we can offer the best possible service. 

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A fifth grant covering May 2021 to September 2021 will be open for claims from late July 2021. If you are eligible based on your tax returns, HMRC have advised that they will contact potential claimants from mid-July 2021 to give you a date that you can make your claim from.

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