Welcome to the latest edition of our South and Vale Business Support newsletter!

Thank you to those who took the time to complete our Business Recovery Survey!

We've had some invaluable feedback from over 200 businesses that we are now analysing. Once this data is ready to be shared, we will publish the report on our website and notify those who opted to be informed.
Government launches ‘Time is running out’ campaign

The government is launching the latest phase of its public information campaign with the strapline “Time is running out”.

The UK is leaving the EU’s Single Market and Customs Union at the end of the year and there are some definite actions businesses need to take now.

Business leaders are urged not to get caught out by new rules at the end of the transition period.

HMRC are also writing to 200,000 traders who trade with the EU to set out the new customs and tax rules coming into place and how to deal with them.

Find out more on our website.
OxLEP’s Peer Networks programme is now live!

OxLEP’s Peer Networks programme targets SME leaders that want to grow and develop their organisation for future success.

The programme is bringing together diverse cohorts of business leaders so you can discuss your business challenges with your peers. Delivered through a series of high impact group sessions, you will gain and reflect on valuable feedback from your peers and identify practical solutions to overcome your business challenges.

You will then choose which coach, mentor or business advisor to work with to further explore solutions to your challenge.

Click here to explore the new programme.
Develop your skills for free with The Skills Toolkit

The government's Skills Toolkit gives people access to free, high-quality digital and numeracy courses to help build up their skills, progress in work and boost job prospects. These are the skills which are highly valued by employers and sought after in a wide range of jobs.

With more people now working and studying from home, the platform offers a great opportunity to learn new skills. It also offers furloughed employees an opportunity to keep up their skills development while at home.

Discover what's on offer here.

Find out more by reading the Business and Innovation Strategy Action Plans 
on our SVBS website.

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