CHANCELLOR Rishi Sunak has set out how employers will have to start sharing the cost of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
THE UK’s newest driverless ferry freight terminal has opened in Essex.
INTU Lakeside has outlined how it will safely support the gradual reopening of non-essential retail stores at the centre in line with Government guidelines.
Local authorities to be banned from investing in commercial property such as offices and shopping centres.
Local authorities are to be banned by the Treasury from investing in commercial property such as offices and shopping centres. THE practice is being reviewed as part of a consultation into the role of the Public Works Loan Board, which some local authorities have used as an easily accessible source of financing for their property […]
A JOINT investigation by the Financial Times and The Bureau Investigates has revealed that Thurrock Council has borrowed over £1 billion.
Government invests £35m to protect critical freight routes Vital freight routes into, out of and around the UK to continue thanks to new Government scheme. Flow of critical goods such as food and medical supplies among those protected for next nine weeks. Government safeguards 16 of the most important routes which were previously at risk […]
A NEW online service will launch on May 26 for small and medium sized employers to recover Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) payments they have made to their employees, the Government has announced today.
THE future of 6,000 workers is in doubt at Bella Italia and Cafe Rouge after its owner confirmed a notice of intent to appoint administrators has been filed at the High Court. The restaurant group, which also operates the Las Iguanas chain, said the move will give the firm 10 days breathing space to consider […]
THOUSANDS of cars are seen waiting to be shipped at one of Britain’s biggest ports reports the Daily Mail.
COUNCILLORS have approved next steps for the Basildon town centre masterplan ahead of a summer public consultation.
NEW government guidance issued today advises councils to consider letting “small and medium-sized [SME] developers” defer their Section 106 and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) obligations.
Applications for Self-Employment Income Support Scheme open early Self-Employment Income Support Scheme opens for applications today; Those eligible will receive government grant worth up to £7,500; Money expected to be in bank accounts by 25 May. The Government’s world-leading scheme to support the self-employed has today opened for claims – weeks ahead of schedule. From […]
GERMAN Doner Kebab in West Thurrock is remaining open during Lockdown for click and collect take-away and delivery.
THE government has set out plans to re-start England’s housing market, which has been in deep freeze since the coronavirus lockdown.
THURROCK CVS has compiled a list of thurrock businesses and suppliers that are currently offering home delivery of their goods.
A RECENT report by Citizens Advice which claimed that as many as 2.6m private renters have missed a rent payment, or expect to do so, owing to coronavirus is potentially a long way wide of the mark and irresponsible, according to the NRLA. The association say that Citizens Advice appears to have extrapolated this figure […]
“Your Business after Furlough. What next?” – a new FREE eBook to support businesses NOW! Many businesses and organisations have furloughed staff. It may be a few staff, the majority or even the entire workforce. The next questions will be: • What happens when furlough comes to an end (at the end of June or […]
55% of East of England doctors unable to offer patients care they need as a result of COVID-19 pandemic
IN the midst of the biggest health crisis in recent history, thousands of doctors say important wider patient care has been neglected in the COVID-19 pandemic and are significantly worried about long-term clinical demands on the NHS.
THURROCK businesses with ongoing fixed property-related costs could benefit from a top-up to local business grant funds scheme, announced today (May 2) by the government.
RODDY’S Fruit and Veg in Stanford-le-Hope are to reopen next week.
A CHARITABLE trust has announced up to £12 million in emergency support to help community businesses through the coronavirus crisis.
TGI FRIDAYS have announced they are reopening some stores for a click-and-collect service, including the restaurant at intu Lakeside.
MUCH-LOVED community radio stations that are at risk of closure can bid
for cash grants to meet their urgent needs during the coronavirus
outbreak, the media minister John Whittingdale has announced.
Morrisons introduce doorstep delivery service available to Thurrock’s vulnerable or elderly unable to shop in-store
MORRISONS have introduced a doorstep delivery service available to the vulnerable and elderly members of the community, unable to go shopping in-store.