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  • 45% of Firms Facing Difficulties Trading with EU Under Post-Brexit Trade Agreement
    24th December 2021

    45% of firms in a new survey reported difficultiesadapting to changes in rules for buying or selling goods brought about by the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), while 15% reported that this was easy   Nearly 1 in 4 (23%) said they faced difficultiesof

  • Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) Reveals Busiest Year In 2021
    23rd December 2021

    Take part in Run 31 in January to raise vital funds for the life-saving charity Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) saw unprecedented demand for its life-saving service in 2021, with call outs already over 2,900 incidents, 1,860 by

  • Brexit 12 months on – further changes come into force on 1st Jan 2022
    22nd December 2021

    Although Brexit happened a year ago, some of the changes were transitional and provided simplifications which are now coming to an end. We recommend that you take some time to check if these changes will affect the way you have

  • Impact of ‘Plan B’ on SMEs could derail fragile UK recovery, warns Azets expert
    22nd December 2021

    The impact of ‘Plan B’ and the re-introduction of stricter measures to protect against the Omicron Covid-19 variant could derail the UK’s fragile economic recovery and have a devastating and disproportionate effect on SMEs, a leading restructuring and insolvency (R&I)

  • Arts Minister visits Brooklands Museum following Cultural Recovery Fund grant.
    17th December 2021

    Brooklands Museum was honoured to be visited by Arts Minister Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay, to highlight the UK Government’s unprecedented £2 billion Culture Recovery Fund. Awarded a grant of £432,000, the fund has enabled Brooklands Museum to continue to

  • BoE Raises Interest Rate
    17th December 2021

    16th December 2021… Commenting on today’s interest rate decision by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The Bank of England’s decision to raise interest rates was

  • Positivity paves the way to an electric future for fleets
    17th December 2021

    Fifth Operational Fleet Insight Report launched by the AA and Rivus Fleet Solutions 67% of fleet operators expect to be using EVs within the next 5 year, compared to 26% using currently 32% of fleet operators report that COVID-19 has

  • Responding to the PM’s press conference- BCC
    16th December 2021

    Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith, CBE, President of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “The need for the Chief Medical Officer to advise the public to ‘de-prioritise social contacts’ at tonight’s press conference will almost certainly have an enormous impact for businesses, particularly in the hospitality sector. Despite

  • Half of OMBs in the South of England plan to raise prices – with supply chain disruption the main driver
    15th December 2021

    Moore UK’s Owner Managed Business (OMB) survey shows that 50% of OMBs in the South of England, plan to increase their prices to the end customer over the next six months, with 63% stating supply chain issues as the main

  • Wellbeing Trends 2022
    15th December 2021

    With 2021 coming to an end, we reflect on another year of global change, and look towards 2022 with hope that the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic is behind us. Another year of uncertainty lead to new queries and concerns

  • The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde at the Yvonne Arnaud
    15th December 2021

    Blackeyed Theatre, in association with South Hill Park, bring their thrilling adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s dark psychological fantasy, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hydeto the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre from 1 to 5 February. Doctor Henry Jekyll

  • Tourism South East – Latest Covid Government Guidance for Venues, Events and Accommodation Providers
    15th December 2021

    The Government has published the guidance for venues and events which require mandatory Covid checks from Wednesday 15th December. Here are some of the main points in the very detailed guidance. Where Checks Are Required? The checks will be mandatory at: