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Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council | Business News - In Welwyn Hatfield, Business Matters
If your business has been required to close due to the national lockdown and you pay business rates you can claim a grant up to £3,000 NOW! 

You will need to complete an application form, click here to start the process. 

  • For properties with a rateable value of £15k or under, grants to be £1,334 per month, or £667 per two weeks;
  • For properties with a rateable value of between £15k-£51k grants to be £2,000 per month, or £1,000 per two weeks;
  • For properties with a rateable value of £51k or over grants to be £3,000 per month, or £1,500 per two weeks.

There will also be an Additional Restrictions discretionary grant, the Council is working through the guidance for this. We will notify you once we know who can claim! 




What is the LGBT Inclusion in the Workplace?

Promoting and Encouraging an Inclusive Workplace for People who Identify as LGBT

What will I learn?

In this course the topics include:

• Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans history and culture

• Language, stereotyping and assumptions

• Policies and legislation affecting LGBT people in the workplace

• Contributing to a supportive workplace environment

Course Details

This training is fully funded through the Skills Support for the Workforce Programme and as per funding requirements to confirm funding for your organisation there is funding paperwork and a basic English and Maths Initial Assessment that will need to be completed prior to your attendance. TCHC will be in contact with you within 48 hours of the booking to go through this paperwork with you.

Check out our website EU Transition page that is now live! It will provide you with all the information you need for your business throughout the transition period. Click here:


While firefighters are responding to false alarms they are not available to tackle real fires. False alarms waste essential resources, potentially putting lives at risk, and they disrupt other activities such as training and community fire safety work. False alarms also cost businesses time and money.

Last year Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) responded to more than 2,700 Automatic Fire Alarms that turned out to be false alarms.  The vast majority of the time these were avoidable false alarms caused by either a faulty system or an accidental activation for example as a result of cooking fumes.

You can read the proposed changes and comment on them on their automatic fire alarm response consultation.


Legislation was laid in Parliament for a number of changes to the Immigration Rules. These changes provide the foundation for the new Points-Based Immigration System, which will apply from 1 January 2021, when hiring anyone from outside the UK's resident labour market (except Irish citizens). They build upon the measures already outlined in the policy statements published by the Government in February and July 2020.

Click here to check out our Business Matters Website for information on support for Businesses, Coronavirus updates for businesses, information for business startups, grants, Apprenticeships and much more. 
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