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HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has revealed that 2,828 customers filed their Self Assessment tax return on Christmas Day, compared to 2,700 in 2020. For thousands of customers, filing their tax return on 25 December has become part of their Christmas tradition, with 227 choosing…

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LAST year, we interviewed Harlow-based scientist, Adam Taylor about his work in the field of science. That interview took place outside New Ground Cafe in Newhall. Adam has now moved his company into the Harlow Enterprise Zone off London Road. It is great to see…

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HARLOW retail businesses are invited to receive free Digital Marketing Support. Don’t miss the opportunity to receive 12 hours of free support from @SEBusinessBoost. Sessions start in February 2022 Apply here: sebb.enterprisesupportalliance.com https://twitter.com/HarlowBusiness/status/1475768488421646337?s=20

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THE government is showing “nowhere near enough urgency” in finding a solution to steep increases in gas and electricity prices, one energy boss has told the BBC.  Ovo’s boss Stephen Fitzpatrick predicts the rise in wholesale gas prices and its impact on people will be…

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HARLOW Council’s environment boss, Councillor Nicky Purse, is carrying out a town-wide landscape audit by inspecting works being carried out by HTS under its winter programme. The audit is part of the council’s priority to restore pride in Harlow’s estates and neighbourhoods. The ward-by-ward visits…

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BRITS will have to start paying €7 per person and pre-register their details in order to enter the European Union from next year.  Reports had surfaced in various European media in recent weeks that access to all Schengen EU countries would come at a cost…

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THIS Christmas, local house builder David Wilson Homes is supporting Harlow-based Streets2Homes in a bid to tackle homelessness over the festive period. The housebuilder, who is behind the Sawbridge Park development on West Road in Sawbridgeworth, has donated £1000 to the charity from its Christmas…

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THE second of the charities to receive a donation from The Rent Guarantee Company was Streets2Homes. Following a conversation with Kerri, at Streets 2 Homes, Wendy and Richard went out and bought much needed underwear, socks and toiletries for them to distribute to those people…

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YESTERDAY, (21 December 2021), the Government announced £1 billion in support for businesses most impacted by Omicron across the UK.  As we currently understand the support includes targeted grants for hospitality and leisure businesses and funding for Additional Restrictions Grant. Harlow Council’s cabinet member for…

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THREE firms have been fined more than £1 million after their failings led to a workman suffering life-changing injuries when a 12kg bracket struck him on the head. Essex firms, Lorne Stewart PLC, PG Mechanical Services Ltd (PGMS) and Essex Engineering Solutions Ltd (EES), had…

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THE local community in Ridgeways has been provided with a generous selection of paint and equipment for the construction of the yearly Christmas grotto, thanks to a donation from home improvement business Wickes and its store in Harlow.  The donations were provided as part of…

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CHANCELLOR Rishi Sunak has set out a £1bn fund to help businesses hit by the rise in Covid cases, including the leisure and hospitality sector reports the BBC. Hospitality businesses like pubs and restaurants will be able to apply for cash grants of up to…

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ORDER from GoGetters on the 20th-24th December for your chance to receive a present from Santa. They have gifts such as the new PS5, Smart Watches, Laptops & much more exciting goodies! The wonderful GoGetters drivers will be dressed up as Santa, giving away the…

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THIS Christmas, at The Rent Guarantee Company they decided to make donations to four local charities in Harlow, aligned with the work they do supporting local families. They responded recently to a call to action to provide nappies (not newborn) from Bump to Five and…

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IF you’re outside of London/Essex/Kent and you’d like Christmas gifts or quality proper beer for the fridge delivered in time for the big day, you’ve got until 2pm on Tuesday 21st December to place your order here: https://redchurch.beer

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REGULATED rail fares in England will rise by 3.8% from March, in the biggest increase for nine years reports the BBC. These regulated prices make up about half of fares and include season tickets on most commuter routes.  Increases are normally implemented on the first…