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Plans for new economic task force approved

Friday 3 July 2020

The Cabinet of Bridgend County Borough Council has approved plans for the creation of a new post-pandemic Economic Task Force. Designed to help the local economy recover following several months of Covid-19 lockdown and deliver long–term benefits, the plans are based on the Welsh Government’s ‘Unlocking Our Society And Economy’ framework and are firmly focused […]

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Important Covid-19 information and advice for employers and employees

Friday 3 July 2020

Important Covid-19 information and advice for employers and employees is now available on the Healthy Working Wales website  The site brings together a raft of information from UK Government, Welsh Government, Public Health Wales and NHS Direct Wales to help signpost businesses to the relevant guidance. It includes sector specific guidance (External link – Opens in a new […]

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Free car parking to support reopening of shops

Monday 22 June 2020

Bridgend County Borough Council has confirmed that council-maintained town centre car parks will be free to use between now and the end of July. The announcement follows the recent update from Welsh Government enabling non-essential shops to reopen from today (22 June). The free car parking concession is being provided as part of the council’s […]

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Contact tracing information for employers

Tuesday 9 June 2020

Important guidance has been issued for all employers and the self-employed in Wales on their responsibilities to help deliver the Test, Trace, Protect strategy. Test Trace Protect which was launched in Wales on Monday, June 1, aims to slow the spread of Covid-19, protecting the health care system and saving lives. The guidance from Welsh […]

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Council approves £100m paper mills expansion plan

Tuesday 9 June 2020

More than 70 skilled jobs are set to be created in Bridgend County Borough after the council’s Development Control committee voted unanimously in favour of approving ambitious plans for a £100m expansion at Bridgend Paper Mills. Located near Maesteg and just off the A4063 at Llangynwyd, the plans for the site were submitted by WEPA […]

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Bridgend Business Forum launches free online webinars

Tuesday 9 June 2020

Bridgend Business Forum are about to launch a free online webinar programme exclusively for forum members, where a line-up of expert speakers from a variety of different business backgrounds will be discussing a plethora of topics of interest to all businesses. The first of which is all about Returning to work considerations (COVID-19) which will […]

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Businesses already benefitting from start-back package of support

Thursday 4 June 2020

Local retail businesses have already been taking advantage of the new start-back package of support which is being offered by Bridgend County Borough Council. More than 150 businesses have already enquired about the free online Covid-19 coronavirus awareness training sessions. The training has been designed to assist businesses to take the necessary measures to welcome […]

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Tourism industry survey helps focus support for businesses

Tuesday 2 June 2020

Businesses involved in the tourism industry in Bridgend county borough are being asked to take part in a survey to show exactly how the coronavirus pandemic has affected them and discuss proposals for the future. The local authority has sent the survey to those that form part of the visitor economy from hotels, pubs and […]

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Free online training opportunity for Welsh businesses

Thursday 21 May 2020

‘METaL’ is a materials and manufacturing training project based within Swansea University’s College of Engineering. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and restrictions which have been implemented, face-to-face teaching has been suspended and they are moving more content onto an online platform. For a limited time only, all of the training courses will be free […]

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More than £26m Covid-19 business funding awarded to local firms

Thursday 21 May 2020

Local businesses have benefitted from more than £26.98m of business grant funding issued by Bridgend County Borough Council as part of Welsh Government’s Covid-19 business support package. Since the £1.4bn financial rescue package was announced, the council has processed more than 2,169 applications on behalf of the Welsh Government. Applications are still being received and […]

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