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SMALL and medium-sized businesses have until 31 December to apply for an ECC Business Adaptation Grant. With the Business Adaptation Grant scheme due to end on 31 December 2021, Essex County Council is urging any small and medium-sized businesses that have yet to bid for…

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THE property price premium paid by new-build homebuyers has increased by 10.8% in the last year, with new homes now commanding 40.2% more than existing properties across the British property market, according to market analysis from Unlatch. The research from the new-build sales optimisation platform…

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THE government failed to put adequate measures in place to prevent fraudsters stealing billions through its Bounce Back Loan scheme to businesses, the National Audit Office (NAO) has said reports the BBC. Counter-fraud activity was “implemented too slowly”, which resulted in “high levels of estimated…

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THE best value used cars can now be found in Harlow according to AA Cars. AA Cars’ regional analysis of used cars on sale in 90 UK towns and cities pinpoints where buyers can still find the best value. Harlow tops the list, as although…

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SOON after Robert Halfon was elected the MP for Harlow in 2010 he campaigned for Harlow to be granted Enterprise Zone status. In 2011, the then Chancellor George Osborne granted Harlow the flagship status meaning that local businesses in the zone could benefit from lower…

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EACH year funeral directors Daniel Robinson and Sons present long service awards to their team members for 5, 10, 15, 20 and even sometimes 25 years of service. Today they are celebrating their five year awardees,, Left to right: Rob Robinson (Chairman) presenting to Adrian…

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THE annual Check-in @ Stansted Business expo brought to you by the Stansted Airport Chamber of Commerce is set to make a return on Wednesday 1st December 2021 between 9 am and 3.30 pm at a new venue, 1st Floor, Endeavour House, Coopers End Road, Stansted CM24 1SJ.  FREE to…

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THE Open promotion for £100 off prepaid funeral plans ends soon, if you would like to find out more about taking out a plan, and saving £100, please contact them before the end November.

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UK Power Networks has added a unique six-digit number and a QR code to almost half a million electricity poles in the East of England as an extra safety precaution. The new labels will direct people on how to report hazards or damaged overhead power…

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OVER 240 businesses, speakers and partners attended Essex County Council’s first ever High Street Business Summit, to discuss the future proofing of high streets and town centres. Organised by Essex County Council, with support from district and borough partners, the High Street Business Summit, which…

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LIVERPOOL-headquartered Covid-19 testing firm DAM Health has revealed plans to create more than 350 jobs in 2022. The company already employs close to 1,000 people across all of its divisions in the UK and internationally across technical, customer service and office-based staff. A significant part…

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EAST of England shopworkers speak out about violence, threats and abuse – Usdaw urges retail staff not to suffer in silence. To highlight the annual Respect for Shopworkers week, taking place from 15 – 21 November, retail trade union Usdaw has today launched shocking statistics…

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THE CHRISTMAS lights and a special memory tree in Old Harlow have been switched on. The event was organised by Daniel Robinson and Sons. A spokesperson said: “Thank you to everyone who came along to see the Christmas lights turned on and sing Carols around…

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A POPULAR Harlow postmaster has won a lifetime achievement at the Pride of Essex awards for his community work. For more than twenty years Piyush Achara has run the Newsagent and Post Office in Bush Fair. It has become a focal point for the community…

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AS HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) prepares to issue emails and SMS to Self Assessment customers, the department is reminding them to be on their guard after nearly 800,000 tax-related scams were reported in the last year. Fraudsters use Self Assessment to try and steal…

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ICELAND promises a turkey in time for Christmas Day to every Brit, by launching its Turkey Insurance. To guarantee their festive feast with a turkey this Christmas, shoppers simply need choose their preferred turkey via the reservation form and select their online delivery slot by Monday 22nd…