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Time is running out to apply to EU Settlement Scheme

Friday 21 May 2021

EU citizens living in Bridgend County Borough have just 50 days left to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. The scheme, which is part of the UK’s new post-Brexit immigration system, offers citizens of the 27 EU member states, as well as Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, the right to keep living and working in […]

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Businesses alerted over Covid-19 scam letters

Friday 21 May 2021

Businesses in Bridgend County Borough are being warned about a scam letter claiming to be from UK Government telling firms they need to buy Covid-19 detection air purifying devices. The National Anti-Fraud Network (NAFN) says the correspondence claims to be from the Covid Task Force, part of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy […]

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How the council is supporting town centre retailers

Monday 19 April 2021

As non-essential retailers have been allowed to reopen from this week, Bridgend County Borough Council is offering a range of measures to support businesses and help keep shoppers safe. On Monday, the latest easing of Covid-19 pandemic restrictions came into force and saw some retailers welcoming back shoppers for the first time since December. This […]

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Free Covid-19 tests for people unable to work from home

Monday 19 April 2021

People who are unable to work from home will be offered free rapid Covid-19 self-testing kits from tomorrow (Friday 16 April). The twice-weekly asymptomatic tests will be available for people who can’t work from home and their households to collect from the Bowls Centre Car Park in Bridgend between 8am and 1pm, seven days a […]

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Rates relief scheme for businesses extended for 2021-22

Monday 19 April 2021

Around 1,000 businesses across Bridgend county borough are set to benefit from an extension by Welsh Government over the coming year to its retail, leisure and hospitality rates relief scheme. The Welsh Government’s temporary extension of the current Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Rates Relief Scheme for 2021-22 will help eligible occupied properties by offering 100 […]

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Less than 100 days until EU Settlement Scheme deadline

Friday 9 April 2021

With less than 100 days until EU Settlement Scheme deadline, EU citizens living in Bridgend County Borough are being reminded that they must apply now to continue living and working in the UK. As part of the UK’s new post-Brexit immigration system, the scheme offers citizens of the 27 EU member states, as well as […]

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How outdoor improvement grants are supporting local businesses

Friday 9 April 2021

As lockdown restrictions continue to ease, scores of businesses and organisations across Bridgend County Borough have received funding to make outdoor adaptations that will help to keep their customers safe. Using money provided by Bridgend County Borough Council, the Valleys Task Force and Welsh Government’s Targeted Regeneration Investment initiative, the Outdoor Improvements Covid-19 Recovery Fund has […]

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Businesses can show they’re ‘good to go’

Tuesday 23 March 2021

Businesses across Bridgend County Borough are being urged to show that they’re ‘good to go’ for when coronavirus restrictions ease and they can welcome back customers. The We’re Good to Go scheme, created by Visit Wales in partnership with other national tourist organisations, allows businesses to achieve the UK-wide industry standard and demonstrate that they […]

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Helo Blod small business digital event

Tuesday 9 March 2021

Our local Helo Blod officer is organising a small business digital event on 20 March between 4pm and 8pm. The digital event is an opportunity to shop and support some of the small businesses in Bridgend County Borough. If you have a small business and would like to be a part of the event to […]

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Council welcomes Welsh Government support for paper mill expansion

Tuesday 9 March 2021

Bridgend County Borough Council has welcomed the announcement that Welsh Government is to provide £6m to support WEPA UK’s expansion plans at its site in Maesteg, which will see 54 new jobs created and hundreds more protected. In June 2020, the council approved the company’s plans for a £100m expansion at Bridgend Paper Mills. Located […]

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