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Social Enterprise Awards 2024

Northern Ireland Social Enterprise, in partnership with Go Succeed, is hosting its annual Awards to celebrate the achievements and contributions of social enterprises across the region.

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Latest HMRC Tax Webinars

Listed below are a number of live HMRC webinars that will give the self-employed an understanding of key taxes that affect them and also help employers with payroll. The webinars are free and last around an hour.

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UK Joins European Supercomputing Initiative

On Monday 13 May 2024, the UK became a member of the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC) initiative

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Archibald Launches Back in Business Rate Support Scheme

Finance Minister Dr Caoimhe Archibald today relaunched a rate support scheme aimed at attracting businesses into town centres and onto the high street.

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Deadline To Submit 2024 Single Applications Approaching

Agriculture Minister Andrew Muir is urging Farm Businesses who have not yet submitted their 2024 Single applications to take action before midnight on 15 May.

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Five Reasons to File Your 2023-24 Tax Return Early

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is encouraging their customers to complete their Self Assessment tax return as soon as they can. This will help you avoid any rush in January, you’ll know what you owe HMRC and you can budget to make the payment by 31 January 2025.

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Funding For Communication Network Innovations

Innovate UK is inviting UK-registered micro and small businesses to apply for a share of £500,000 to develop affordable and innovative communication network solutions.

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DAERA Provides Clarification on the Transition to the New Farm Sustainability Payment

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs has provided clarification on how the department intends to take forward the transition of Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) entitlements into Farm Sustainability Payment (FSP) entitlements as part of the launch of the Farm Sustainability Transition Payment (FSTP) in 2025.

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Latest HMRC Tax Webinars

Listed are a number of live HMRC webinars that will give the self-employed an understanding of key taxes that affect them and also help employers with payroll. The webinars are free and last around an hour.

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Grant Support For Energy Efficient Equipment

Invest Northern Ireland’s Energy Efficiency Capital Grant (EECG) will help local businesses reduce energy costs and build resilience through efficiency. It will offer grant support to buy and install energy efficient equipment that reduces energy and carbon emissions.

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2024 Basic Payment Scheme Entitlement Transfer Window Closing Soon

Farmers are being reminded that any Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) Entitlement Transfers for this year must be completed by midnight Thursday 2 May 2024.

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Travel Support for UK Businesses to Attend European Events

Innovate UK is offering travel support for businesses to attend consortia-building events in Europe

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How To Make Your Small Business More Accessible With Alt Text

So many small businesses sadly don’t use alt text on their images, whether that’s on social media, their website or selling platforms like Etsy, and I wanted to find out why and how we can overcome some of these obstacles. 

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All-Island Female Entrepreneurs Conference 2024

This year Women in Business’s All Island Entrepreneurs Conference will focus on the theme of Grit and Growth.

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Minister Muir Announces Milestone in Meeting Climate Change Act Obligations

DAERA Minister Andrew Muir has said new regulations introducing climate change reporting duties on public bodies such as Councils will have a crucial part to play in delivering and supporting climate action in Northern Ireland.

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Innovation Vouchers: April 2024 Call

Innovation Vouchers allow you to access the skills and expertise of public sector knowledge providers, such as universities and colleges, in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. 

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Businesses Encouraged to Participate in Reval2026

Finance Minister Dr Caoimhe Archibald MLA has urged businesses to participate in a rates revaluation exercise to help inform future bills.

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Craft Makers Encouraged to Apply For £15,000 Bursary

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is welcoming applications for the 2024 Rosy James Memorial Trust Award

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DAERA Digital Catapult Partnership Will Aid Local Businesses’ Net Zero Ambitions – Muir

In November 2023, DAERA announced its partnership with Digital Catapult Northern Ireland on a new innovation programme to provide local businesses with the opportunity to access the UK’s world class technology community to tackle challenges they face in the drive towards Net Zero.

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NI Regional Food Programme Opens For Applications

The 2024/25 Northern Ireland Regional Food Programme, run by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), is currently accepting applications.

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