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New programme to help Central Bedfordshire businesses embrace sustainability

Central Bedfordshire Council is further supporting local businesses, by providing funding to The Green Business Network to help businesses manage their overall environmental impact and have a sound knowledge of a range of sustainability-related issues.

Citizens Advice “need to knows if you’re asked to return to your normal workplace”

As guidance to work from home set to end on 19 July 2021, Citizens Advice sets out what it says are the need to knows if you’re asked to return to your normal workplace.

New homeware and gift shop to open in Cranfield

House to Haven founder, Sarah Fragkakis, is looking forward to welcoming visitors from Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes and beyond to the official opening day on Saturday 24 July 2021 [COVID restrictions depending].

Cranfield’s new homeware and gift shop is taking over the premises that was Marshalls Hardware on the High Street.

Central Bedfordshire Council pays out nearly £8.4m in top-up payments to local businesses

Central Bedfordshire Council said it has paid close to £8.4m in Additional Restrictions Grant payments to local businesses.

The top-up payments were made to over 850 businesses who previously received an Additional Restrictions Grant 1, 2 or 3.

Almost 800,000 tax relief claims for working from home

Employees who have worked from home during the pandemic but are now returning to offices can still claim tax relief on household expenses for this tax year.

Could you run the Café at Great Denham Country Park?

Bedford Borough Council is looking for someone to open the café at Great Denham Country Park and to bring the venue to life.

Great Denham County Park runs along the River Great Ouse. It has a children’s playground, football pitches and a games areas, along with cycle and jogging routes.

The ‘Archers Rest Café’ facility is in a central location overlooking the park, playground and sports facilities

Bedford businesses join the Refill Revolution

In Bedford, businesses are leading the change by signing up to the Refill app to help people to live with less pointless plastic.

Businesses including Made In Bedford At Number 13, Provident House and The Store in Bedford have joined forces to tackle single-use plastic this World Refill Day.

Funding available to support communities back into work

The South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership’s (SEMLEP) Community Grants programme, having already supported over 200 people back into work, opens for a sixth-round of applications.

Cranfield School of Management researchers to investigate impact of ‘flexible furlough’ on employers’ attitudes to part-time working

A research project by Cranfield School of Management will seek to determine to what extent so-called ‘flexible furlough’ during the coronavirus pandemic has increased employer openness to part-time working.

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