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Council calls for more Government support for Nottingham businesses after COVID restrictions tightened

Council calls for more Government support for Nottingham businesses after COVID restrictions tightened

Businesses in Nottingham urgently need more financial support from the Government after it put the city and county into the High Alert, Level 2 category for coronavirus restrictions. One of the new restrictions is that different households can no longer mix anywhere indoors including shops, pubs, bars and restaurants. City Council Leader, Councillor David Mellen, […]

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Swap services and skills for free through new Notts Swap Shop

Swap services and skills for free through new Notts Swap Shop

A new community initiative is being championed that enables charities and small businesses to swap services and support each other during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. It is a partnership between Business & IP Centre Nottingham (part of the Nottingham City Council Library Services) and the Nottingham CVS. The Notts Swap Shop, which launched on […]

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Next chapter for Nottingham’s Central Library

Next chapter for Nottingham’s Central Library

While the progression for the new Central Library continues at pace as part of the new Broadmarsh Car Park, Bus Station and retail development, a decision has been made to not re-open the Nottingham Central Library at its current location on Angel Row, since its closure on Friday 20 March following the COVID-19 lockdown.  The […]

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Over £2.5m of discretionary grants paid to local businesses as second round opens

Over £2.5m of discretionary grants paid to local businesses as second round opens

Over 300 businesses have received a discretionary business support grant from Nottingham City Council to support small businesses in the city. Grants of £2,500, £5,000 and £10,000 have been paid out by the Nottingham City Council Economic Recovery Unit to eligible businesses, such as those in shared or flexible workspaces, market and street traders, charities […]

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Ongoing Government support needed to prevent “spiral of decline” for retail and hospitality businesses

Ongoing Government support needed to prevent “spiral of decline” for retail and hospitality businesses

Government must continue to support small retail businesses over the coming months or risk a “spiral of decline” in our town and city centres according to Councillor Sam Webster, Nottingham City Council Portfolio Holder for Finance. Non-essential shops in Nottingham and the rest of the Country are able to reopen on 15th June following weeks […]

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Nottingham City Council pledges to support businesses during COVID 19 pandemic

Nottingham City Council pledges to support businesses during COVID 19 pandemic

Nottingham City Council understands the impact of the COVID pandemic is having on our business community and its workforce and will offer support to local businesses, employees and those looking for work to find the right help during a turbulent period for the country. With advice and support from central Government changing frequently, the council […]

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Nottingham and Derby receive £161m for transport improvements

Nottingham and Derby receive £161m for transport improvements

Nottingham and Derby have received £161m for transport improvements – the only bid to receive the full amount requested from the Department of Transport. This forms the second, major phase of the Government’s ‘Transforming Cities’ Fund, aimed at improving connections between major employment sites and promoting active travel and public transport. Confirmed in the Chancellor’s […]

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East Midlands unites to set out HS2 vision following Government go-ahead

East Midlands unites to set out HS2 vision following Government go-ahead

Leading public and private sector organisations from across the East Midlands, including Nottingham City Council, have welcomed Government’s confirmation that HS2 will go ahead. The Government’s decision to go ahead follows recommendations from the independent Oakervee Review also published today. However Ministers have also asked that further work is undertaken on the scope of Phase […]

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