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Clare Gallie Chief Executive of Lewis-Manning Hospice Care

£40k grant to support health care coalition

A group of health care providers across Dorset are working together on a new project focusing on sharing end of life experiences thanks to a one-off grant of £40,000 made by Dorset Clinical Commissioners.

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Warren Munson, Founder, Inspire

Webinar to provide advice for R&D and innovation businesses

At the start of 'lockdown', Poole-based Inspire Professional Services launched a programme of free, interactive webinars to support the local business community during the Coronavirus pandemic. The series of webinars, held weekly via Zoom, have covered topics related to the government's measures to help businesses, including the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and have been attended by over 250 business leaders so far.

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IPSE research: Over-60s and new mothers among groups most likely to miss out on government self-employed support

Over-60s and new mothers among groups most likely to miss out on government self-employed support

Over-60s, 50-59-year-olds and new mothers are three of the groups most likely to miss out on government self-employed support because they went into freelancing too recently, according to new research by IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed).

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Garry Lee - Chair R3 Southern  Thames Valley Committee

Trade body experts offer business and personal finance advice

Coronavirus advice for businesses from R3 Southern & Thames Valley Committee R3, the insolvency and restructuring trade association, has released advice for businesses in the South and Thames Valley which may be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes a number of action points and advice from Garry Lee, chair of R3's Southern & Thames Valley Committee.

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Stuart Rogers a corporate tax partner at accountancy and business advisory PKF Francis Clark

Funding for innovative responses to coronavirus pandemic

Innovative businesses in Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire are being encouraged to apply for grants to fast-track technological solutions to disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. But they will need to act fast, as the deadline for applications to the funding competition, run by Innovate UK, is this Friday (April 17)

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Nicola Bailey - FSB highlights gaps in coronavirus income support measures for self-employed

FSB highlights gaps in coronavirus income support measures for self-employed

Responding to concerns about those not included in the UK Government's Self-Employed Income Support Scheme, Dorset Development Manager for the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Nicola Bailey said: "While the Government's Self-Employed Income Support Scheme will help 3.8 million people, and is therefore welcome, there remain groups who are completely out of scope and feel left behind.

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FSB welcomes government support package for self-employed

Responding to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak's pledge of financial support for the self-employed impacted by the coronavirus crisis, Dorset Development Manager for the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Nicola Bailey said: "This bold support package from the government will give much-needed help to vast numbers of self-employed workers, guaranteeing 80 per cent of income to those affected, with earnings of up to £50,000.

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Dorset Business Angels launch virtual investor pitches

Dorset Business Angels (DBA) April pitch event has been relaunched as a virtual pitch platform which will enable 5 businesses the opportunity to continue to seek investment from the business angels.

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Small firms applaud £330 billion loan pledge as Chancellor promises to do "everything necessary" to help businesses

Following on from the announcement of a range of measures to support small firms impacted by current coronavirus-linked disruption in last week's Budget, the Chancellor has pledged:

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Chris Downing Director Inspire

Getting it done!

This afternoon the newly-appointed Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, took to the stand to deliver the 2020 Budget. Less than a month into the job, at the centre of a global health crisis, the plans for Brexit not exactly firmed up and pressure from number 10, Mr Sunak had his work cut out. Chris Downing, Director at South Coast accountancy firm, Inspire, sets out his response to the budget and advice for businesses.

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Budget blow for access to finance

The Budget has confirmed plans to grant HMRC 'preferential status' in insolvencies from December 2020, says insolvency and restructuring trade body R3. Business groups, including R3, have described this policy as a threat to business lending and business rescue.

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Imogen Lea, from Clarke Willmott LLP.

Buy-to-let landlords face 'seismic' tax change

People selling buy-to-let properties or other property owners could clock up financial penalties due to 'seismic' changes to the capital gains tax (CGT) payment rules, says tax specialist Imogen Lea, from Clarke Willmott LLP.

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