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New apprentices start work as part of new council scheme

Richmondshire District Council has welcomed its first four apprentices as part of a new in-house scheme to offer career opportunities to local people. The ‘Earn, Learn, Succeed’ apprenticeship programme has been set up in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic – with opportunities across a host of areas of the authority’s

Licence ‘holiday’ for Richmondshire taxi drivers

Richmondshire’s taxi trade is to get a four month licence ‘holiday’ this spring – to help them through the coronavirus pandemic. The District Council will make no charge for their vehicle licences from April to August – saving drivers up to £114 on their annual fee.  And after that all fees

Richmondshire District Council announces new business support grants

Richardmondhsire businesses closed as a result of the current national lockdown and looking to tap into the new support grants are being asked to check the district council website for updates. The council has received funding from central government in order to start making payments. Information request forms will be available

Richmond’s annual business week goes virtual

Richmondshire’s annual business week will be covid secure – as it pilots virtual sessions for the first time. The coronavirus restrictions have meant a change of plan for the District Council run event, which will run from October 19-23. Already more than 70 business men and women have signed up to join

Richmondshire businesses adapt through pandemic

Businesses across Richmondshire are taking part in a survey to assess the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the district. Officers from the District Council are collating a picture of how covid19 has affected the region – and how that can be tailored into the authority’s economic recovery plan. Businesses across all

Water systems – buinesses urged to check them

Richmond businesses preparing to reopen after lockdown are being urged to ensure their water systems are safe. All traders – but especially those that use water such as dentists, hairdressers, hotel, gyms and sports clubs – are being asked to consider how long water has been left standing in pipes and

Richmond business survey on pandemic effects underway

Richmondshire is collating first hand reports of the impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on local businesses. The district council is asking that representatives from companies of all sizes help create a picture of how covid 19 has affected the region – and how best future help can be directed to

Business rate collections deferred by Richmondshire Council

Richmondshire District Council is deferring the collection of business rates by direct debit until July to support businesses through the coronavirus pandemic. Last month (March) the authority announced there would be no direct debit collections in April – this offer has now been extended to July to ease pressure on cash