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Tax Self Assessment Made Easy

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The deadline for filing your tax return is 31 January 2018 – file early to avoid the rush.

Do you Want to complete your 2016-17 tax return and don’t know where to start? Let HMRC help with a range of digital products to make it easier for you.

You can choose from a selection of live or recorded webinars, online guides and short YouTube videos to support you in completing the return.

Live webinars – no special equipment is needed, simply select the links provided …

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Growing the Humber Business Grant scheme

An overview of the programme by Karen Oliver-Spry Investment Programme Manager at the Humber LEP.

What is the purpose of the programme?

Growing the Humber is a business investment scheme which aims to stimulate business growth, Investment and job creation around the Humber.

The £8m Local Growth Fund programme builds on the previous £30m Regional Growth Fund and £4m Local Growth Fund programmes to offer grants of between £5,000 and £500,000 to help businesses invest in equipment, machinery and other capital purchases that will …

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A positive year for the Humber

A message from Kishor Tailor Chief Executive of the Humber LEP

We can certainly look back on 2017 with a sense of achievement. Despite the uncertainties over Brexit, the Humber economy has continued to perform well, as we end the year with highest levels of employment since 1975 and the lowest level of unemployment. Still, there remains a challenge with our productivity which continues to perform well below national and regional averages.

There is no doubt that the issue of Brexit has …

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Manufacturers look to people and existing equipment before automation to solve UK’s ‘productivity puzzle’

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Small to medium sized manufacturers are looking for productivity gains from their workforce and existing equipment ahead of investment in automation, according to the latest National Manufacturing Barometer.

The quarterly survey, which is conducted by SWMAS (part of Exelin Group) in partnership with Economic Growth Solutions (EGS), asked over 280 manufacturing industry leaders how they plan to increase their business’ productivity.

Just 43% of respondents said they are planning to invest in new equipment and only 40% are planning to recruit to …

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Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund Reaches Key Milestones

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The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), supported by the European Regional Development Fund, has achieved a number of significant milestones over the last three months, owing to the strong momentum generated across the region. Having been a part of its development from the beginning, it has been exciting to see NPIF being effectively utilised to make a real difference to businesses in the North.

The achievements we’ve witnessed so far are testament to the entrepreneurial spirit found in the North. Our …

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How Skills Support For The Workforce Can Help Your Business And Employees Grow

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The Skills Support for the Workforce and Skills Support for Redundancy programmes are designed to deliver responsive workplace learning courses across the Humber region to meet individual, employer and regional economic needs.

By up-skilling the workforce, the Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) and Skills Support for Redundancy (SSR) programmes aim to reduce the risk of long-term unemployment and enhance employee skills and career prospects.

Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW)

The SSW programme provides fully funding workplace training to SME’s to meet …

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Innovation loans to demonstrate infrastructure systems

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Up to £10 million is available in loans to UK SMEs in a pilot programme offered by Innovate UK.

Small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) working on late-stage infrastructure systems projects can apply for a share of £10 million in a pilot loans competition – the first opportunity to access Innovate UK’s new alternative financial support scheme.

This loans competition aims to help businesses overcome barriers to scaling up innovation in infrastructure systems. It will do this by enabling them to demonstrate their …

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Construction firm set to build its business with £100k NPIF funding

L-r: Ian Atkinson, Investment Manager at Mercia Fund Managers, Director of Westlinks Joiners and Locksmiths Brian Gilliland and Jon Brunton, Humber LEP Growth Hub Business Advisor

L-r: Ian Atkinson, Investment Manager at Mercia Fund Managers, Director of Westlinks Joiners and Locksmiths Brian Gilliland and Jon Brunton, Humber LEP Growth Hub Business Advisor

A Hull company which provides construction services to the social housing sector has secured £100,000 funding for expansion from NPIF – Mercia Debt Finance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).

Westlinks Joiners and Locksmiths Ltd undertake major renovation, maintenance and adaptation work for a wide variety of commercial and public sector clients, housing associations …

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Business & IP Centre Hull – Business Prize Offer

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Business &IP Centre Hull are looking for entrepreneurs with innovative and creative business ideas which have the potential to make a big impact in their field. This is your chance to win cash and support to help get off the ground or expand your business.

Most Innovative Community Enterprise (all ages) – Funded by JRLT

Open to entrants of all ages who:
Have just started a community enterprise or have been operating within the last 12 months
Are a resident of Hull

We are looking …

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