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Useful Information for Businesses: W/C 15th March

Daily update from GOV.​UK.

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

UK’s top female entrepreneurs backed by government to fire up economy through innovation

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Forty of the UK’s leading women innovators are to scale up their innovations to help the UK recover from COVID-19 and tackle global challenges.

First published.

Package holidays: complying with regulations – guidance for businesses

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Guidance for businesses to help them comply with the The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018.

Change made:
Guidance updated in light of the UK having left the European Union.

Scottish women entrepreneurs win national award for innovation

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Three of Scotland’s leading female entrepreneurs have received UK Government backing to scale up their innovations.

First published.

Check if your business is eligible for the coronavirus Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment

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The Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment (CBLP) supports businesses that have been required to close due to the national lockdown that began 5 January 2021.

Change made:
Grant scheme closing date and details of new subsidy allowance confirmed.

Check if you’re eligible for the coronavirus Local Restrictions Support Grant (for closed businesses)

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The Local Restrictions Support Grants (LRSG (Closed) and LRSG (Closed) Addendum: Tier 4) support businesses that have been required to close due to temporary local restrictions.

Change made:
Grant scheme closing date and details of new subsidy allowance confirmed.

Check if your nightclub, dance hall or adult entertainment business is eligible for a coronavirus grant due to national restrictions

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The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG (Sector)) supports businesses that have been closed due to the national restrictions.

Change made:
Grant scheme closing date and details of new subsidy allowance confirmed.

Check if you’re eligible for the coronavirus Additional Restrictions Grant

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The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) supports businesses that are not covered by other grant schemes or where additional funding is needed.

Change made:
Details of new subsidy allowance confirmed.

Check if your business is eligible for a coronavirus grant due to national lockdowns (for closed businesses)

Page summary:
The Local Restrictions Support Grants (LRSG (Closed) Addendum) support businesses that have been required to close due to national lockdowns.

Change made:
Grant scheme closing date and details of new subsidy allowance confirmed.

Check if you’re eligible for the Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs

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The Christmas Support Payment (CSP) supports wet-led pubs that have been severely impacted over the Christmas period due to temporary local restrictions.

Change made:
Scheme closed to applications as of 28 February 2021.

Over £90 million government funding to power green technologies

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The government has launched 3 new innovation challenges across key areas of the green energy sector including energy storage technology, floating offshore wind and biomass production.

First published.

Electrical appliances to be cheaper to run and last longer with new standards

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New tighter rules for how much energy white goods like washing machines and fridges use will help save British consumers £75 a year on their energy bills.

First published.

Using personal data in your business or other organisation

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What action you need to take regarding data protection and data flows with the EU/EEA.

Change made:
Page update.

Government to modernise product safety laws to ensure they’re fit for 21st century

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Call for evidence opened with view to updating and modernising UK product safety framework

First published.

£150 million government investment to save the world’s rainforests

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New government funding to protect tropical rainforests, regions and communities across Africa, Asia and Latin America.

First published.

£90 million boost to fire up aerospace manufacturing

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Investment in five projects could secure 1400 jobs across the UK

Change made:
Added in details of the projects

Department for Education

Coronavirus (COVID-19) local restrictions in education and childcare settings

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How settings can prepare for restrictions to help contain community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

First published.

Face coverings in education

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Guidance on the use of face coverings for schools and other education institutions that teach people in years 7 and above in England.

Change made:
Guidance updated to clarify FE sector guidance and the use of reasonable adjustments for disabled pupils and students.

New Action Group to boost mental health education

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Group of ministers, charities and Youth Ambassador Dr. Alex George to focus on improving mental health and wellbeing in school, college and university

First published.

Safeguarding and remote education during coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Understand how to follow safeguarding procedures when planning remote education strategies and teaching remotely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made:
Updated with additional information on keeping children and young people safe online, and advice on live streaming lessons.

Providing school meals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

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Guidance for schools and local authorities on school meals arrangements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made:
Guidance updated to include information on providing school meals from 8 March 2021.

Higher education providers: coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Information on the return of students for the spring term and HE operational guidance.

Change made:
Updated section on ‘Face coverings’ to include providers’ duty to make reasonable adjustments. Both documents have been updated.

Actions for FE colleges and providers during the coronavirus outbreak

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Find out what you’ll need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak to maintain provision.

Change made:
Updated FE operational guidance on face coverings and on Ofsted inspections to bring in line with Ofsted guidance.

Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak

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What all schools will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made:
Updated operational guidance on face coverings and on safety for transport users.

Protective measures for holiday or after-school clubs and other out-of-school settings for children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

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Protective measures for providers of community activities, holiday or after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings offering provision to children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made:
Removed old guidance for before 8 March.

Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

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Guidance for parents and carers of children attending community activities, holiday or after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings.

Change made:
Removed old guidance for before 8 March. Added a new section about asymptomatic testing.

Study in the European Union

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What you need to do if you’re planning to start higher education in the EU.

Change made:
Updated with additional information about healthcare, access to student support and travel advice.

Department for International Trade

Trading with developing nations

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Details on the UK’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences.

Change made:
Guidance added for GSP goods entering the UK from a customs warehouse in an EU member state and GSP goods sent to an EU member state from a customs warehouse in the UK.Additional links added for notices in relation to the trade preference scheme regulations.

UK and Cameroon sign trade agreement

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The United Kingdom has signed an Economic Partnership Agreement with Cameroon.

First published.

UK trade agreements with non-EU countries

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Find out about the trade agreements the UK has concluded that are in effect and the progress of our discussions with other countries.

Change made:
Removed the agreement in principle for Cameroon because the agreement is now signed.

New report shows 6.5 million jobs supported by exports

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New government-led research outlines huge benefits of trade to UK jobs and prosperity. Roles linked to exports are 21% more productive and 7% higher paying,

First published.

EU business: exporting to the UK

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Find out what EU businesses need to do to export to the UK.

Change made:
Updated the ‘Exporting animals and animal products’ section to clarify that import controls for EU countries will be introduced in stages during 2021 and early 2022.

 

 

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