KCC welcomes £20m business fund

Kent County Council has welcomed news of a £20 million fund to support businesses trading with the EU. Announced today (Thursday) the government said the SME Brexit Support Fund will help small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) adjust to new customs, rules of origin, and VAT rules when trading with the EU. KCC Cabinet Member…

New multi-million fund unveiled to help most in need

A further £10million of emergency funding is being rolled out to continue helping Kent’s most vulnerable households and businesses hardest hit by the pandemic, Kent County Council has announced. The Helping Hands Scheme includes a raft of support – ranging from assisting just-managing families with heating bills and helping struggling firms stay afloat, to tackling…

Moving Forward for Kent campaign is launched

An exciting new campaign has been launched to help get the Kent economy back on its feet again and support businesses and residents in Kent. Moving Forward for Kent, which is being rolled out by Kent County Council and supported by organisations including Visit Kent, Produced in Kent and Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, is…

Licence for outside tables and chairs extended

Businesses that are due to renew their licence for outside tables and chairs will have their licence extended until the end of August by Kent Highways. This goodwill gesture comes as the government switches the responsibility for street furniture licensing from Kent County Council to district and borough councils. Those who need to renew in…

Coronavirus Business Support

Businesses will be given an additional three months to file accounts with Companies House to help companies avoid penalties as they deal with the impact of COVID-19. See here for more information. Kent County Council, in collaboration with all the local authorities in Kent, will launch a dedicated business support line for coronavirus-related issues, delivered…

Kent Property Market Report 2019 launched

Kent’s accessibility, combined with its relative affordability, is driving demand from a range of business occupiers who are now seeing it as a viable alternative to other parts of the South East, according to the 2019 Kent Property Market Report. The growing strength of demand is placing the county firmly on the radar for investors…

KEiBA 2018 Winners Announced

The winners of the county’s most prestigious business awards were unveiled last night (21st June) during a gala event in Detling. The Kent Excellence in Business Awards (KEiBAs) were staged at the Maidstone Exhibition Hall following a record 369 entries across its 16 categories. Organised by Kent County Council and the KM Media Group, publishers…

KCC business scheme recognised at national awards

A KCC scheme to help businesses invest in technology to help battle climate change has been recognised at an awards ceremony. The Low Carbon Across the South East (LoCASE) Project was selected as runner-up by the President of the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) Awards. The three-year LoCASE project has,…