Dashboard to drive recovery – new economic data goes live

With a range of economic indicators to support and drive Kent & Medway’s recovery from COVID-19, a new Economic Recovery Dashboard has gone live today to provide an invaluable source of information for business, public and voluntary agencies. Freely available through the Kent.gov.uk/research website, dashboard data can be interrogated by geographical area using simple drop-down…

£1.6 million awarded for active travel schemes

Kent County Council has welcomed news that government has awarded £1.6 million to help make active travel easier. The Department for Transport cash is specifically to invest in walking and cycling initiatives across the county. Among those schemes now to be put in place within the next eight weeks by Kent Highways are: improvements to…

Cross-Channel meeting to boost tourism in wake of Covid-19

A cross-Channel meeting to support tourism between Kent and its nearest European neighbours hopes the continued easing of lockdown will boost the sector, which is worth nearly £4 billion pounds a year to the Kent economy. As the potential for tourism slowly begins in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, and continued uncertainty around long-haul…

Extra buses to run over Bank Holiday weekend

To help key workers get to and from Kent Hospitals, Kent County Council has arranged for some of its funded bus services to continue over the Bank Holiday weekend. Services over the Bank Holiday period would usually operate to Sunday timetables but KCC realises that during the Covid-19 pandemic, this could leave some gaps 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…

How KCC is responding to coronavirus

We appreciate many residents will have questions and we will try and answer as many of those as possible, please read our your questions answered page. For the very latest information on our services, be sure to check our service updates page. For us in Kent, as across the country, and indeed across the world, we now…