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Archive: May 2016

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    HMRC Online Webinars

    HMRC are offering free live and pre-recorded webinars over a range of different areas. The live webinars take place on particular days and times and last around 1 hour this includes and 30 minutes question and answer session at the end.

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    Business Start-Up Grant Scheme

    Mansfield District Council has recently approved an ‘Economic Stimulus Fund’ which will provide grants for individuals looking to start a business within the district. The grant is available for individuals who take the legal form of a sole trader, partnership, limited company or social enterprise/CIC (Community Interest Company).

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    Shop Front Improvement Grants

    The shop front improvement grant funds up to £5,000 to small independent retailers already occupying a premises. This grant allows the retailer to make alterations or repairs to their shop front in order to enhance its appearance.

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    Vacant Shop Grants

    The vacant shop grant is open to independent retailers who would like to move into a retail property based within Mansfield that has been vacant for at least 3 months.

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    Applying for Marriage Allowance

    Marriage allowance allows you to transfer 10% of your personal allowance (£1,100) to your husband/wife/civil partner. This can reduce their tax by up to £220 in the tax year. (6 April – 5 April the next year)

    To benefit as a couple, you will need to earn less than your partner and have an income of £11,000 or less. If you were eligible for the Marriage Allowance from 2015 to 2016 tax year, you can backdate your claim to 6 April 2015.

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    Tough Mudder Charity Run

    It was t-shirts and trainers for The Van Yard last weekend as staff, customers, friends and our very own Martin Swain came together for the company’s “doing our bit” campaign. Ashgate hospice care will be in receipt of over £1,000 after The Van Yard’s first fundraising event, although our team of tough mudders were in receipt of a few aches and pains. The challenge took place at Grantham and is a mix between a cross country run and an army assault course with added thick mud.

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    Living and Minimum Wage

    From 1 October 2016 the minimum wage rates will increase. This will be the last time the rates increase in October as all future increases will take effect from 1 April annually.

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    Mansfield 2020 Awards

    Friday the 29 April saw Mansfield 2020 hold its 10th year of the annual business awards and ball. Over 280 leading local business people gathered together to recognise the achievements of the local business community. Stopfords client Lindhurst Engineering Limited won the Business Innovation of the Year Award. What a fantastic achievement!

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