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Nearst enables you to stay in contact with your customers via Whatsapp

27 Mar 2020

ActSmart partner NearSt introduce the option to add WhatsApp chat functionality on your NearSt shop page!
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eBay Supports Small Businesses by Waiving Fees

27 Mar 2020

eBay has today pledged to support small business owners by offering a 30day payment holiday for existing sellers and is waiving fees for all new businesses registering to list or sell until... Read more…

Deferral of VAT payments as a result of COVID-19

27 Mar 2020

UK VAT registered business with VAT payments due between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020 have the option to defer the payment until a later date or pay the VAT due as normal
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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance

27 Mar 2020

Check if you could be covered by the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
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Government Announces Three Month Extension for Businesses to File Accounts

26 Mar 2020

The deadline for filing all accounts will be extended by three months for businesses that have been affected by Covid-19
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Help with non-domestic rates in Scotland during coronavirus (COVID-19)

25 Mar 2020

To help owners of non-domestic properties, including businesses, deal with the impact of COVID-19, the Scottish Government has made changes to non-domestic rates (business rates) for 2020-21.... Read more…

COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme Advice for employers

24 Mar 2020

Tthe latest information on how employers can access the Job Retention Scheme (JRS) to continue paying 80% of the salary for employees that would otherwise have been laid off or made... Read more…

The Government's latest COVID-19 resources for retailers

16 Mar 2020

Resources for retailers with regard to the developing situation on COVID-19 including workplace absences, travel advice, office hygiene, the 2020 Budget and sick pay.
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How your independent shop will be affected by the budget

12 Mar 2020

How the Chancellor's Budget will affect independent shops as it sets out the Government's fiscal measures and response to Coronavirus

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Local Bike Shop Day Stories: Rides on Air

11 Mar 2020

Rides on Air has been in Wallingford town centre for almost 100 years. Read about how they will be celebrating Local Bike Shop Day this year!
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E-learning courses for businesses

Posted on in Business News, Cycles News

health and safetyEast Sussex Trading Standards are working with their partners in the Fire Service and Environmental Health and widely through the Business Advice and Support Partnership to supply e-learning for businesses.

East Sussex Trading Standards are excited to announce the introduction of Trading Standards legislation low cost e-learning for businesses.

E-learning courses include:

  • Health and Safety
  • Trading Standards and Consumer Law
  • Business Safety Legislation
  • Introduction to Business Fire Safety

 

Health and Safety

These e-learning courses cover an overview of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH), fire safety procedures, first aid, health and safety in the workplace, manual handling in the workplace, moving loads by lifting and slinging and risk assessment on the site and at work.

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Trading Standards and Consumer Law

Trading standards and consumer law covers consumer contracts - distance sales and how they can affect your business, the Consumer Rights Act 2015, the prevention of underage sales, storing and selling firework safely and legally, trading fairly and consumer contracts - off-premises sales.

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Business Safety Legislation

The Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005 took effect on 1st October 2006.

The legislation is there is simplify the old fire safety legislation, providing a risk-based approach to fire safety enabling a more efficient effective enforcement by the Fire and Rescue Service.

The core of the legislation is the Fire Risk Assessment, an organised appraisal for businesses to identify potential fire hazards.

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Introduction to Business Fire Safety

This is a half day course containing information and guidance there to help businesses manage their fire safety requirements.

This course provides insight into the Fire Safety Order, Fire Risk Assessment and Fire Prevention.

This course is designed for small and medium sized businesses and employers who own or manage a business premise.

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