Business and Other Briefings

YF: A £6.9m finance scheme has been approved by Yorkshire Forward to help regional companies up their export activity in the face of challenging economic conditions.  The funding for the latest Targeted Export Support Scheme (TESS), which will be delivered by UK Trade and Investment, will focus on supporting companies operating in key industry sectors in the region to start, or expand, their international trade activities.

The new TESS scheme will offer grant support to help companies with everything from identifying & visiting potential markets to modifying their websites for international customers.  It will also fund a targeted marketing campaign aimed at making companies across the region more aware of the opportunities for business growth that exporting offers.
Press release ~ Yorkshire Forward ~ Targeted Export Support Scheme (TESS) ~ UK Trade and Investment
 
Revenue & Customs Brief 30/08
This Revenue and Customs Brief article announces the launch of a consultation on ideas to simplify the VAT partial exemption rules to reduce compliance costs for businesses.
 
Revenue & Customs Brief 29/08
This Brief gives details of an article: Learn how your clients can avoid penalties.
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