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  • Winter Economy Plan written in white on purple background

    Winter Economy Plan

    The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has outlined the Winter Economy Plan which includes a new Job Support Scheme and flexibility for businesses paying back loans.

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    Re-Opening of Wet Pubs

    From today, 23 September, wet pubs are permitted to re-open to the public provided they follow new regulations put in place to support their safe operation.

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    Apprenticeship Recovery Package

    The Department for the Economy has announced an apprenticeship recovery package, to support employers and apprentices in the economic recovery from COVID-19.

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    Final Call for Applications for SEA FLAG Funding

    South East Area Fisheries Local Action Group (SEA FLAG) is continuing to provide financial support to the fishing communities of Ardglass, Kilkeel and Portavogie and surrounding areas. 

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    Business Adaptation and Improvement Grant Scheme

    Ards and North Down Borough Council has been awarded funding by the Department for Communities and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs for the implementation of a Business Adaptation & Improvement Grant Scheme which is now open.

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    Cyber Health Check

    The Northern Ireland Cyber Security Centre is working in collaboration with the local councils across Northern Ireland to provide help and guidance that will enable businesses across Northern Ireland to be safer,  better protected and more resilient against cyber-attacks.

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    Rural Micro Business Growth Scheme

    Rural Affairs Minster Edwin Poots MLA has launched a £1.7 million stimulus fund to help rural and micro businesses expand, innovate and sustain rural communities.

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    Stay Local, Eat Local AND Shop Safe

    Ards and North Down Borough Council in collaboration with the town chambers of commerce for Bangor, Comber, Donaghadee, Holywood and Newtownards has launched their new Support Local campaign.

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    Register your Business for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

    The Eat Out to Help Out scheme was announced by the Government to encourage people to get back to eating out. You can now register your business to participate in this scheme.

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    Plan for Jobs

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, presented his ‘Plan for Jobs’ to Parliament on Wednesday 8 July 2020 to outline how the government will boost job creation in the UK.