About the New ICT for Growth Business Start-Up Grant

14th October 2019

The grant is available
to all ERDF eligible SMEs (less than 12 months old) to help towards ICT related
business start-up costs, for example getting connected to superfast broadband
services (minimum of 30mbps). £1,000 grants available for projects totalling
£2,000 – £2,500 (for larger projects the general ICT for Growth Grants may be
more appropriate).

Grant Support
available includes:

New or
upgraded connectivity (30mbps+) including purchase of associated IT
equipment e.g. routers, Wi-Fi boosters etc. initial 12 months contract costsICT Back- Up SystemSpecialist Software e.g. Microsoft Office,
Accounting etcPurchase of 1

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Time to Scale Up – Humber Businesses invited to Business Breakfast Summits

14th October 2019

A brand new programme designed to help ambitious businesses take their next steps to scale and grow at pace will be launched in the Humber in October.

The Humber Business Growth Hub’s new Scale-Up Business Development Programme has been designed to support established businesses that are ready to scale up their operations.

This exciting new programme – a specialist strand of the Growth Hub’s Business Growth Scheme – will provide tailored support to business owners, leaders and senior managers, that will include

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SME Leaders Programme – Grants available

9th October 2019

If you have any questions please email Catherine.Capone@raeng.org.uk

Contractor set to more than double turnover with help of £100k NPIF loan

9th October 2019

L-R Dan Haley, CEO at GW Power-Safe, Paul Arthur, Mercia, Mark Wilcockson, British Business Bank, Phil Glover, Humber LEP

A fast-growing Hull contractor is set to double its turnover and create 10 new jobs after securing a £100,000 loan from NPIF – Mercia Debt Finance, which is managed by Mercia and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

It is the second round of NPIF funding for GW Power-Safe, which is led by 31-year-old entrepreneur Dan Haley and which provides mechanical and

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Entrepreneurs win NPIF backing for online lead generation tool

25th September 2019

(L-R) Gareth Alexander, LiveLead, Jason Kay, LiveLead, Diane Cheesebrough, Non Exec LiveLead, Sarah Newbould, British Business Bank, Simon Crabtree, Mercia, Phil Glover, Humber LEP (credit: Shaun Flannery)

A Humber business which has developed an online lead generation system to help SMEs access new business opportunities has secured a £250,000 investment from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia and is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

LiveLead lists tenders of all types from over 500 different portals as

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The APC Technology Developer Accelerator Grant Programme (TDAP)

13th September 2019

The APC Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP) supports micro, small and medium- sized companies* who are developing cutting-edge automotive technology, products and services.
The programme is publicly funded by the Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and targets early stage innovations that are aligned to the Automotive Council’s strategic technologies.
These need to have the potential to ultimately reduce vehicle emissions and create value for the UK.
Since its launch in 2017, TDAP has helped over 30 companies increase

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The department of Computer Science and Technology at the University of Hull is looking for software projects for their Masters level students

9th September 2019

The department of Computer
Science and Technology at the University of Hull is looking for software
projects for their Masters level students and would like to invite you to
submit your proposals for free software development.

As
part of the fourth year of study, our candidates are required to participate in
an in-house (at the University) placement where they work part-time to develop
real software for real clients in small teams. These are self-managing agile
teams but are supervised by a commercial manager and supported by a team

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Changes to VAT rules on construction services from 1 October 2019

3rd September 2019

The VAT rules
on construction services are changing from 1 October 2019 for contractors and
sub-contractors.  A VAT reverse charge is being introduced, which means
that VAT will need to be handled and paid in a different way.  The new
rules mean that the contractor (customer) will have to pay the VAT due instead
of the sub-contractor (supplier).  The changes are being implemented as a
response to missing trader fraud and will prevent losses estimated at around
£100m per year.

HMRC published guidance on 7 June 2019

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Get your business energy smart in time for winter with a free £500 gift and energy saving workshop this September

29th August 2019

Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire, a project led by North East Lincolnshire Council, plan to equip business with the energy efficiency knowledge that could help them to save money on their energy bills this winter. As temperatures start to plummet and heating dials get cranked up, it’s no surprise that energy bills start to drastically increase. Smart Energy will be holding workshops to offer free and easy advice that could help businesses to become more energy efficient. The workshops

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Fishermen in over 12m fleet urged to register now to be ready for EU exit

22nd August 2019

UK Fisheries Administrations (UKFAs) call on fishermen with vessels 12 metres and longer to register with the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Access for UK boats to fish in EU, Norwegian or Faroese waters after the UK leaves the EU will be a matter for negotiation. Should access to fishing be agreed, fishermen in the over 12m fleet will have to ensure their vessel has an IMO number to be licensed to fish outside UK waters when we leave the

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