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May 2020 – Key Messages

10th May 2020 | Bicester Vision, Business, News, Uncategorised

Bicester Vision volunteers continue to support the Salute The NHS initiative. Bicester Vision operations, including Board/Partnership meetings, continue during the crisis. Bicester Vision will be looking to future recovery in the ‘Forward To Work’ Partnership meeting on 4 June via Zoom and open to all Supporters.

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April 2020 – Key Messages

12th April 2020 | Bicester Vision, Business, News

Bicester Vision’s Partnership Manager will provide a specialist COVID-19 literate Business Support/Advice service, signposting businesses to appropriate help available. Bicester Vision Board agrees subscription holiday for all Bicester Vision members until Q3. Bicester Vision’s incorporation as a Community Interest Company is now complete and the organisation commences bidding to bring additional funding to Bicester.

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Support from Business Representative Organisations and Trade Associations

6th April 2020 | Bicester Vision, Business, News

The Government is working closely with Business Representative Organisations and Trade Associations to support the national response to coronavirus, including ensuring messages from Government are heard by all businesses and that business voices are heard by Government. Below is a list of organisations you can speak with to get advice. Many of these websites also…

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Identifying Potential Growth Centres Across Great Britain

1st April 2020 | Business, News, Uncategorised

Ever the optimists in business and employment, Bicester Vision CIC was buoyed to read the latest report on Identifying potential growth centres across Great Britain from the Connected Places Catapult. Oxford and Cambridge were identified as two of the best performing cities and large towns; Oxford being particularly strong in Patents, Trademarks, University Innovation, Business…

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Self-employment Income Support Scheme

27th March 2020 | Bicester Vision, Business, News

The Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will support self-employed individuals (including members of partnerships) whose income has been negatively impacted by COVID-19. The scheme will provide a grant to self-employed individuals or partnerships, worth 80% of their profits up to a cap of £2,500 per month. HMRC will use the average profits from tax returns in 2016-17,…

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Business Support from HM Government

24th March 2020 | Bicester Vision, Business, News

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) HM Government have published some excellent resources for all business owners. Corona Virus Business Support from HM Government Corona Virus Guidance for UK Businesses Trading Internationally from HM Government https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-uk-businesses/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-uk-businesses-trading-internationally Extra protection for businesses with ban on evictions for commercial tenants who miss rent payments https://www.gov.uk/government/news/extra-protection-for-businesses-with-ban-on-evictions-for-commercial-tenants-who-miss-rent-payments COVID-19: guidance on…

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Chancellor Announces Workers’ Support Package

21st March 2020 | Bicester Vision, Business, News

The Chancellor has today outlined an unprecedented package of measures to protect millions of people’s jobs and incomes as part of the national effort in response to coronavirus. This comes as Government instructs entertainment and hospitality premises, like bars and restaurants, to close from tonight to limit spread of coronavirus. A new Coronavirus Job Retention…

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Business Advice From Our Partners

19th March 2020 | Bicester Vision, Business, News

News from OxLEP: Both last week’s budget and yesterday’s business support announcements were very welcome and have highlighted a range of support measures. Naturally the detail is still emerging and will take a while to filter through, they are working with Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government to ensure we have sight of details…

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Business Interruption Loan Scheme

12th March 2020 | Bicester Vision, Business, News

At the Budget 2020 on Wednesday 11 March, the Chancellor announced a ‘Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme’, and that it would become available ‘over the coming weeks’. This has been brought forward, and we now expect the new scheme to become available in week commencing 23 March 2020. Please take a look here if this…

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March 2020 – Key Messages

8th March 2020 | Bicester Vision, Business, News

Skills Workshop – Partners assist in work towards the development of an Oxfordshire Skills Roadmap to 2040. Bicester Vision Chairman– Phil Shadbolt stands down after 3 tremendously successful years as Bicester Vision’s Chairman.  Lt Col Lyndon Robinson takes over the mantle going forward and looks forward to the opportunities Bicester Vision’s incorporation will offer. Bicester…

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