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Eat Out to Help Out figures from HMRC

#EatOutToHelpOut HMRC has published figures today for the first week of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme.  HMRC Information Note – 11 August 2020 Eat Out to Help Out – Up to midnight on 9 August: Total number of registered individual restaurant premises 83,000 Total number of claims made by businesses 14,000 Total number of individual […]

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Early warning from Saffery Champness that HMRC is to extend reach of MTD for VAT to all VAT registered businesses

HMRC has recently updated its Making Tax Digital (MTD) guidance to reflect that, from 1 April 2022, all businesses registered for VAT in the UK will need to comply with MTD and file their VAT returns through functionally compatible software that links to HMRC’s API platform. Currently, only those businesses whose taxable turnover exceeds £85,000 […]

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Update on the Job Retention Bonus Scheme

Further guidance was issued recently by the Government on the Job Retention Bonus scheme that will enable employers to claim £1,000 per qualifying employee. Further information is to be published in September but the details provided so far give details of which employees qualify, and state that employers can make the claim from February 2021. The scheme […]

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Are you going to be part of The Great Dorset Tea Party this August in aid of Lewis- Manning Hospice Care?

We might all be stuck indoors, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a tea party! Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is urging you, your businesses or organisation to take part in The Great Dorset Tea Party this August, a fun sociable event that will help to raise much needed funds to provide extraordinary hospice care to […]

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Brand new Lewis-Manning Hospice Care charity shop opens in Christchurch!

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care’s latest charity shop opened its doors for the first time in Christchurch on 28th July.  The shop is located at 42 – 44 High Street in the town. The store will initially be open from 10-3pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and accepting donations on Wednesdays. The retail team has put in place […]

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Transforming Cities Fund BCP Council – Julian McLaughlin, Dir. Growth & Infrastructure

£79 million has been awarded to BCP & Dorset Council for Transforming Cities Fund. See presentation below. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION

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Global Brand Communications’ work recognised and shared by HM Government

Bournemouth based Global Brand Communications have had their work with Hall & Woodhouse recognised by HM Government. The office of the Prime Minister used the Hall & Woodhouse project as an example of communications excellence. The award-winning Dorset creative agency works closely with brewery Hall & Woodhouse and was tasked with helping the business to […]

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Are you always looking for proactive opportunities to enhance your business?

Have you ever considered Bournemouth Chamber of Trade & Commerce (BCTC) being a spokesperson for your business? Did you know that our aim is to help local businesses to grow and thrive? Being a longstanding organisation with over 100 years of experience, BCTC have the ear of BCP Council and many other key stakeholder organisations […]

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New ticketing system from AFC Bournemouth

AFC Bournemouth has introduced a new ticketing platform. The new ticketing website will use the existing AFC Bournemouth ticketing URL (tickets.afcb.co.uk) and has been built with supporter feedback in mind. In order to assist supporters with the new website, the Ticketing Team have put together some tutorial videos and included key information below. Friends and […]

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