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Government announces Business Grant Fund Schemes to close on 28th August 2020

The Government has announced that all of the business grant fund schemes on offer are closing shortly and that payments must be made by 28th August 2020.  If for any reason eligible businesses who have not already made an application, then now is the time to apply as time is running out. Torbay Council is…

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Small Business Grants

Torbay council are working hard to support all businesses affected by the  pandemic and have not  for a variety of reasons been able to take advantage of the loans or grants to date. However, it is important to note that the following  are still open to applicants: Small Business grants The grants of £10,000 or…

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Blue Fin Tuna

Bluefin Tuna – An exciting new opportunity for Torbay

Giant Atlantic Bluefin Tuna have been gracing the waters off Torbay each autumn for several years now. The Angling Trust has been working with local fishing charter vessel captains to persuade the Government to adopt a scientifically useful CatcH And Release Tagging (‘CHART’) program for the fish this year.

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The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is changing to flexibly support jobs as people return to work. Businesses will have the flexibility to bring furloughed employees back part time from July 1st – a month ahead of schedule. The last date for new furloughs is the 10th June 2020

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New grants launched for Torbay businesses

Torbay Council is pleased to announce a new raft of grants available to small businesses across Torbay. Discretionary grants are the latest set of financial measures from the Government aimed at businesses not eligible under the Small Business Grant Fund or the Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Fund (though a wide range of small businesses will…

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Bounce Back loans

 Loans available to Small to Medium businesses A loan between £2,000 and £50,000.  The Government will guarantee 100% of the loan with no fees, interest of repayments to be paid for the first 12 months.  Loan terms will be up to 6 years. Where can you access these loans? The scheme will be delivered through…

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The Council may have some money for you!

So far they have paid out £22M to small businesses in the  Bay £14million remains unclaimed !  Are you one of the 800 businesses that are eligible? Council  will be writing to those businesses that are eligible but for more info click on https://www.torbay.gov.uk/news/pr8004/  The money is from the Government. Myth no 1 : There…

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Update on Grants payable to small businesses

A £10k grant is available from the Government through Torbay Council, https://www.torbay.gov.uk/…/business-ra…/coronavirus-grants/ which can be claimed for all small businesses receiving small business rates relief, and for all those businesses involved in retail and hospitality with a rateable value below £14,999. A £25k grant is available from the Government through the link above for all…

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COVID-19 Tracker

This app has just been launched today with researchers at Guy’s & St Thomas’ & King’s college to help slow the spread of #COVID19 and identify at risk cases sooner by self-reporting your symptoms daily – even if you feel well  🙏🏼. Download the App Please share the app with everyone you know on WhatsApp…

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