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Cyber security for farmers

Useful things to know... - Updated: 21-01-2021

Guidance to help farmers improve the security and resilience of their business against cyber threats. The NCSC has worked with the National Farmers Union to support the Agriculture and Farming Sector with this guide especially created for the industry. The increased use of email, online accounting tools, online payment systems as well as automated farming equipment means that its increasingly important for farmers and rural communities to look at their growing exposure to cyber risks and how they can best protect themselves and their b...

Adults to gain new skills on 400 free courses

Useful things to know... - Added: 20-01-2021

Published 9 December 2020 Tens of thousands of adults to benefit from hundreds of free courses next year, including engineering, health, construction and accountancy. Tens of thousands of adults will be able to benefit from almost 400 free courses next year, in the first major development in the Lifetime Skills Guarantee announced by the Prime Minister in September. The fully-funded courses, ranging from engineering to healthcare to conservation, will be available to adults without a full qualification at Level 3 (A-level equival...

West Cheltenham cycling and walking work starts sooner than planned

Useful things to know... - Added: 15-01-2021

Kickstart - New Initiative to Support 16-24 Year Olds into Work

Useful things to know... - Updated: 04-01-2021

The Kickstart Scheme, a ground-breaking initiative to support 16-24 year olds into work, has been launched by the Government. You can find further information on how to sign up for the Scheme here. All employers, irrespective of size and sector can offer any young person, claiming Universal Credit, a six-month work placement that will be paid for by government. The Kickstart Scheme will be delivered by the Department for Work and Pensions and will initially be open until December 2021, with the option of being extended. ‘Kickst...

Let’s Be Clear Campaign

Useful things to know... - Added: 09-12-2020

Let’s Be Clear is a campaign for clear face masks and clearer communication across Gloucestershire. We want it to be easier for people who rely on lip reading and facial expressions to communicate and connect – people who are deaf or hard of hearing, people with a learning disability, a speech difficulty, autism, dementia, or English as a second language are particularly affected. Click on the image below to watch the Let’s Be Clear animation.

Government launches new coronavirus business support finder tool

Useful things to know... - Quick questionnaire to help businesses and self-employed people - Updated: 10-11-2020

A new ‘support finder’ tool will help businesses and self-employed people across the UK to quickly and easily determine what financial support is available to them during the coronavirus pandemic. New online platform helps businesses easily access the financial support they are eligible for during the coronavirus pandemic Simple questionnaire takes business owners under a minute to complete and will signpost them to relevant government financial support To support business, workers and the self-employed during...

Gloucestershire SME Recovery Grants

Useful things to know... - Updated: 21-10-2020

The Gloucestershire Growth Hub, which has been established since 2014, is the leading, fully-funded business support service available to all businesses across Gloucestershire. It has a wide business network across the county and has effectively supported the growth ambitions of more than 6,000 businesses in the county. Since the pandemic, the Gloucestershire Growth Hub has been working hard to provide direct, fully-funded support to businesses who are working through the impacts of Covid-19 and who are now looking towards recovery as the co...


Useful things to know... - Updated: 15-10-2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today (Tuesday 23 June) set out further changes to lockdown measures in England to enable people to see more of their friends and family, help businesses get back on their feet and get people back in their jobs. From Saturday 4th July, the Prime Minister has announced that pubs, restaurants and hairdressers will be able to reopen, providing they adhere to COVID Secure guidelines. From the same date, he has set out that two households will be able to meet up in any setting with social distancing meas...

Working Tax Credits payments were increased from 6 April 2020

Useful things to know... - Updated: 05-10-2020

The government has announced that Working Tax Credits payments were increased from 6 April 2020 - find out what's happening and who this affects. As part of a number of measures to support the country during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the basic element of Working Tax Credit has been increased by £1,045 to £3,040 from 6 April 2020 until 5 April 2021. The amount a claimant or household will benefit from will depend on their circumstances, including their level of household income. But the increase could mean u...

Age UK Gloucestershire - Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Older People

Useful things to know... - Gloucestershire - Updated: 05-10-2020

The current situation with Coronavirus is unprecedented, and presents a range of challenges for all of us, including organisations like Age UK Gloucestershire. The impact for older people both from the virus and from self-isolation is likely to be significant. We expect our resources to be stretched over the coming months as we respond to this challenge, but we are here to help. We are currently working to provide support in 3 main ways: For more information click Apply Now button.

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