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Issue 40: Guidance and support for businesses ahead of the end of the UK/EU transition period and support for business leaders through a peer network programme

24 November 2020

There are now under 50 days until the end of the transition period and the current rules on trading with the EU will no longer apply.

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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority mastermind ‘Trojan Bus’ to help police catch bus vandals

20 November 2020

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, led by Mayor James Palmer, worked with Stagecoach and Cambridgeshire police to bring about the arrests of people vandalising buses in Cambridge, by masterminding the idea of a ‘Trojan Bus’, a normal bus running not in service containing plain clothes police offers, able to draw up...

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Issue 39: Would you be interested in receiving tangible support through a peer networks programme?

17 November 2020

The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority is considering launching a pilot of the Peer Networks programme which is funded by Central Government to support businesses across our region.Sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, the Peer Networks programme has a vision to create interactive groups consisting of...

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Issue 38: Government extends furlough scheme to March and increases self-employed support

5 November 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, also known as the furlough scheme, will now run until the end of March with employees receiving 80% of their current salary for hours not worked.The scheme was initially extended until 2 December, but the government is now going further so that support can be...

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Mayor calls for new ‘dial-a-bus’ service, electronic ticketing, and additional bus route in Peterborough

3 November 2020

Mayor James Palmer is seeking approval to trial a new ‘dial-a-bus’ style demand responsive transport service in West Huntingdonshire, along with a new bus route for Peterborough and the roll out of electronic ticketing across the county in a raft of new bus reforms going to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Transport committee on Wednesday 4th November.

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Issue 37: Information on the new national restrictions, including what they mean for business closures and the financial support available

2 November 2020

Businesses across the UK are being provided with additional financial support following the Prime Minister's announcement on further restrictions.The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) - also known as the Furlough scheme - will remain open until December, with employees receiving 80% of their current salary for hours not worked, up to a maximum of £2,500.

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Issue 36: Increased financial support for businesses and workers affected by COVID-19

22 October 2020

The government today announced it will significantly increase the generosity and reach of its winter support scheme to ensure livelihoods and jobs across the UK continue to be protected. Open businesses which are experiencing difficulty will be given extra help to keep staff on, business grants are being expanded to cover...

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Issue 35: Additional financial support for businesses forced to close due to stricter Covid-19 restrictions and check if your business is eligible for the Job Retention Bonus

9 October 2020

The government's Job Support Scheme (JSS) will be expanded to protect jobs and support businesses required to close their doors as a result of coronavirus restrictions.

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Issue 34: What plans to transform the training and skills system mean for your busniness

1 October 2020

94% of employees would stay at a company longer if it invested in their career development!Help boost team productivity and motivation by upskilling your employees with free, high-quality digital, numeracy and soft skills courses.There are now more than 70 courses in digital, numeracy and employability or work-readiness available online and free of charge.All courses on The Skills Toolkit are free and available online, so your teams can learn flexibly from home at a time that suits them.

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Issue 33: The government's plan to protect jobs and support businesses over the coming months

24 September 2020

Central Government have today announced a package of new measures to protect jobs and support businesses.The package includes a new Job Support Scheme, extending the Self Employment Income Support Scheme and 15% VAT cut for the hospitality and tourism sectors and help for businesses in repaying government-backed loans. 

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