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1/12/2020
What You Need To Know To Bring Goods Into The UKThumbnail for article : What You Need To Know To Bring Goods Into The UK
If you're a UK business thinking about bringing goods from overseas into the UK to sell or use in your business, this video is here to help you understand more about the decisions and processes for importing into the UK.  For more information have a look at the guidance available on gov.uk.  
1/12/2020
New Guidance Published To Support Commercial Fishers, Merchants And Exporters From 1 January 2021
The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is supporting businesses to prepare from 1 January 2021.   See updated guidance today 1 December 2020.  
1/12/2020
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 1st December 2020
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (December, 1st) sold 13 prime cattle.   Prime bullocks (6) averaged 209.7p (-27.8p) and sold to 214.0p per kg and £1,368.95 gross.  
1/12/2020
Don't Say "i'm Paying Cash!" At Car Dealerships - Auto Expert: The Homework Guy, Kevin HunterThumbnail for article : Don't Say
The Homework Guy helps you understand how you get tricked into buying a car TODAY when you only planned on LOOKING.  Here's where you find the best automotive news and vehicle shopping assistance on the web! Kevin Hunter, author of "13 Car Buying Mistakes" "Is Dealer GAP INSURANCE a Rip-off?" and many others, publishes another great video to help car buyers.  
1/12/2020
House of cards on the high street as Debenhams shuts its doors
Arcadia concessions closing final straw.   High street space will be impossible to fill High street has huge structural problems.  
1/12/2020
Uk Transition Business Webinar: Retail SectorThumbnail for article : Uk Transition Business Webinar: Retail Sector
This webinar, hosted by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, provides information on the actions you should take to prepare your business for new rules from January 2021.  This webinar is aimed at those who run or own retail business and their suppliers, excluding food and pharmaceuticals.  
1/12/2020
Over 8000 EU Citizens in Highland have applied for settled status
Highland's Community Planning Partnership has welcomed figures releases by the Home Office on the number of EU citizens in Highland who have applied for EU settled status.   Chair of the Highland Community Planning Partnership Board Cllr Alasdair Christie said: "We welcome each and every EU citizen who has already applied for EU settled status and encourage those who are yet to apply to do so before the deadline.  
30/11/2020
If you're a married woman who hit state pension age before April 2016 and your state pension is less than 60% of your husband's basic state pension, check now
Several pension web sites are highlighting this latest issue regarding underpayments of state pension for married women.   It is well worth checking.  
30/11/2020
Timetable Change For Customers On Scotland's Railway Hits Highland
ScotRail will deliver a revised timetable for customers from Sunday, 13 December as it continues to provide a critical service during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Announcing the changes, the train operator confirmed that around 81 per cent of the normal timetable will operate, with some services being removed following a significant reduction in passenger demand.  
30/11/2020
New date for Highland Council By-electionThumbnail for article : New date for Highland Council By-election
The Highland Council has confirmed that a new date has been set for the Ward 12 - Aird and Loch Ness By-Election The original date of poll was Thursday 5 November but given the current public health advice applying in Scotland, the Returning Officer made the decision to postpone the by-election.   Under normal circumstances a by-election must be held within three months of the vacancy arising, however under the provisions of Section 70 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 the filling of the vacancy can be postponed where it is reasonable and appropriate to do so and a date should be fixed for the poll to be held as soon as it reasonably practicable.  
30/11/2020
Last Chance To Have Your Say On Who Gets Priority For Social Rented Housing
Highland Housing Register Allocation Policy - Public Consultation There is still time to tell the Highland Housing Register landlords what you think about changes to the way that their houses are let and who gets priority.   The consultation has been extended to Monday 7 December The landlords contacted everyone who is on the Highland Housing Register re-housing list.  
30/11/2020
Second Phase Of Flu Vaccine
Adults over 60 invited for vaccine.   People aged 60-64 will be invited to receive the seasonal flu vaccine from 1 December as part of the largest flu immunisation program ever delivered in Scotland.  
30/11/2020
Covid-19: Hospitality And Retail Businesses Face Tidal Wave Of Evictions In New Year
Commercial rent arrears are estimated to have grown by £1.5bn every quarter this year following a ban on evictions imposed to cushion the blow of the pandemic for high street traders.   With that set to expire in January, business owners have told Sky News that landlords who refuse to negotiate new leases despite a collapse in tenants' revenues will force otherwise viable companies out of business.  
30/11/2020
More People Can Claim Self-isolation Support Grant
Help extended to parents of children self-isolating.   The £500 Self-Isolation Support Grant is being extended to include parents on low incomes whose children are asked to self-isolate, Social Security Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville announced today.  
30/11/2020
Increased funding commitment for affordable homes
Housing providers and the construction sector can plan more affordable homes thanks to an additional £200 million funding commitment announced today by Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell.   Ahead of the Scottish Budget in January, the interim funding available for the Affordable Housing Supply Programme in 2021-22 has been increased from £300 million to £500 million.  
30/11/2020
Harnessing digital for economic recovery
Accelerating digital adoption by small and medium-sized firms.   More funding is being made available to help businesses take advantage of digital technologies to improve their productivity, increase their resilience and create new market opportunities.  
30/11/2020
Non-domestic Rates Relief Statistics Scotland 2020
Scotland's Chief Statistician has published statistics on the reliefs and exemptions from non-domestic rates that were in place at 1 July 2020.   These figures were produced by independent statistical staff free from any political influence, in accordance with professional standards set out in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.  
30/11/2020
Path To Sustainable Farming For England
Environment Secretary, George Eustice unveils plans for the agricultural transition period at an Oxford Farming Conference bitesize session today.   Read the speech.  
30/11/2020
£2.4 Billion Munitions Deal Secures Thousands Of Uk JobsThumbnail for article : £2.4 Billion Munitions Deal Secures Thousands Of Uk Jobs
A new £2.4 billion contract to equip UK Armed Forces with essential fire power will sustain 4,000 jobs around the UK over 15 years, Defence Minister Jeremy Quin today announced.   The Next Generation Munitions Solution (NGMS) will see BAE Systems manufacture 39 different munitions for the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and Strategic Command to use on the front line, including small arms ammunition, mortars, medium-calibre gun rounds and large-calibre artillery and tank shells.  
30/11/2020
Cma Reports On The State Of Competition In The UkThumbnail for article : Cma Reports On The State Of Competition In The Uk
The Competition and Markets Authority has issued a first-of-its-kind analysis examining how well competition is working across the UK economy.   Commissioned by the Chancellor and the Business Secretary, the report looks at the state of competition in the UK economy.