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Latest News - December 2021

Coronavirus: Pay Job Retention Scheme grants back

Find out how to pay all or some of your grant back if you’ve overclaimed, or if you do not need the grant and want to make a voluntary repayment

Border Controls – ROI & NI goods movements to Great Britain

Border arrangements which currently apply to goods moving from the island of Ireland (ROI and NI) to GB extended

The Path to Net Zero Energy for Northern Ireland

New government strategy launched by to ensure Northern Ireland’s energy is secure, affordable and clean for future generations

Changes to plug-in vehicle grant rates

Government funding targeted at more affordable zero-emission vehicles as market charges ahead in shift towards an electric future

Don’t forget to declare COVID-19 grants on your tax return

If you received COVID-19 grant payments during the 2020-21 tax year you must declare them in their tax return

Consultation for the reduction of single-use plastic beverage cups and food containers

Have your say on the use of single use plastics in Northern Ireland.

Ask HMRC not to publish your Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme claim details

Find out what to do if you are an employer and publishing your claim details could leave individuals at risk of violence or intimidation

Consultation on the Caravans Act

Views sought from the industry and customers on the Caravans Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 to identify potential areas for improvement

Get involved in the Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator

Funding to support partnerships between developers of efficient technologies and industrial companies willing to trial innovations on-site

Check a previous Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme claim

View or delete previous furlough claims and find out how to check guidance for the scheme

File Companies House accounts early and online to avoid delays

If you’re due to file accounts with Companies House by the end of December use the online services and give yourself plenty of time before your deadline

Have your say on DfE's future careers support

The Department for Economy's careers service has commissioned an independent review of careers delivery in Northern Ireland

Ambassador Circle business events initiative

New initiative launch to promote Northern Ireland as a leading International Business and Events Destination

Webinars to help businesses promote accessible services

The Equality Commission’s Every Customer Counts webinar series aims to help businesses make their services more accessible for disabled customers

Open Data Innovation and Outreach Fund - third round is now open

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to encourage individuals and organisations to use open data

2022 MacRobert Award opens for applications

Search is on for the best in UK engineering innovation – apply by 31 January 2022

IPO launches call for views on Standard Essential Patents

Responses will inform how the SEPs framework supports innovation, and whether change is needed

Strategise for Success - new support programme for Newry, Mourne and Down

Get free expert advice and support on how to implement a strong business strategy

UK Tradeshow Programme launched

Get government support to help you attend or exhibit at overseas trade shows

STEM gender equality webinars

The Equality Commission are hosting a number of webinars to promote gender equality in the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) industries

Construction firms asked to take a Safety Reboot in 2022

Construction businesses encouraged to stop work for 15 minutes to take time to focus on key areas of health and safety

Africa Investment Conference 2022

Virtual event will connect businesses in the UK and Africa to raise visibility of African investment opportunities