Rural Business Development Grant Scheme

The Rural Business Development Grant Scheme is a capital grants scheme of up to 50% grant rate available to existing micro enterprises based in rural areas in order to support sustainability, recovery and development through DAERA’s ‘Tackling Rural Poverty and …

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Rural Business Development Grant Scheme 2022

  The Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) Scheme is funded through the DAERA (TRPSI) Programme, and will be delivered in partnership with local councils.   What is Available: The grant will cover 50% of capital items purchased, with the maximum …

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Statutory Pay Changes 2022

  Statutory Maternity, Paternity, Shared Parental and Adoption Pay From 3 April 2022, Statutory Maternity Pay, Statutory Paternity Pay, Statutory Shared Parental Pay and Statutory Adoption Pay all increase from £151.97 to £156.66 per week.   Statutory Sick Pay From …

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Research and Development (R&D) Tax Relief

  Research and Development (R&D) Relief is a government incentive to reward companies undertaking R&D. It is a corporation tax relief that may reduce your tax bill or through a tax credit by way of a cash sum paid by …

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Apprenticeships- an option to consider

  National Apprenticeship Week Last week was National Apprenticeship Week, launched for the second year by the department of education in Northern Ireland, and celebrated across the UK. The week aimed to celebrate and promote the fantastic benefits that apprenticeships …

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Help to Grow: Digital scheme

  Help to Grow Digital is a UK-wide scheme to help small and medium-sized businesses adopt digital technologies that are proven to increase productivity.   This Free Scheme Offers: Free, impartial advice and guidance about what digital technology is best suited …

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Do you want to hit six zeros, with zero problems and zero targets?

A client once said to me years ago all businesses have the same struggles it’s just different zeros. They said when they started out they needed the next £1,000, while 5 years later it was £10,000 and then it was …

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The Economic Recovery Innovation Grant

The economy minister, Gordon Lyons announced a new Economic Recovery Innovation Grant (ERIG) on the 10th November 2021. The new grant, developed by Invest NI, has been launched to support local businesses in developing and implementing innovative projects and to …

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Health and Social Care Levy

In order to increase funds for the National Health Service a new tax was announced in September 2021 and has plans to be implemented at the beginning of the next tax year. National Insurance contributions will see an increase of …

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Northern Ireland High Street Voucher Scheme

  Economy Minister, Gordon Lyons Has Said that Northern Ireland’s High Street Voucher Scheme will open on 27th September 2021 for applications.   What is it: Every Adult in Northern Ireland, over the age of 18 will be eligible to …

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