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Risk Assessment

New tool helps businesses protect staff and customers

Wednesday 15 July 2020

A Covid-19 risk assessment tool has been produced by the Health and Safety Executive to help businesses manage risk and protect people. The online tool works by highlighting issues which need to be included in a risk assessment of the workplace – such as identifying certain hazards, looking at who might be harmed and how, […]

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Recording of employment law update webinar

Friday 10 July 2020

 Thank you for attending the employment law update webinar with Hugh James on the 8 July 2020. Please find below a link to the recording of Wednesday’s webinar and a copy of the slides here. https://vimeo.com/437088479 The password is: BridgendHJ Upcoming employment law update webinar with Hugh James – 16 September 2020 at 10am.

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Need for fresh investment in Bridgend County Borough ‘greater than ever’ following announcement by Ineos

Wednesday 8 July 2020

The Leader and Cabinet of Bridgend County Borough Council have expressed their disappointment and concern following news that Ineos is suspending its plans for establishing a new production facility at the former Ford Engine Plant site. Despite significant efforts and investment from a taskforce which includes Welsh Government and Bridgend County Borough Council, Ineos has […]

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Extra month of free rent to support traders’ Covid-19 comeback

Wednesday 8 July 2020

Traders who have not had to pay to use premises owned by Bridgend County Borough Council for the last three months are set to benefit from an extra month of free rent. While the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has been in effect, the local authority has not charged small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for renting council […]

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Support for start-ups in Wales

New Welsh Government start-up grant to support new businesses

Monday 6 July 2020

Welsh Government has announced a start-up grant to support new businesses dealing with the severe impact of coronavirus. The fund which is initially worth £5m will support start-up firms which fall outside the UK Government’s Self Employment Income Support Scheme as they only began trading in 2019. Applications for the grant will open on Monday, […]

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Virtual Networking

Employability Bridgend holding weekly virtual cafe

Monday 6 July 2020

Although we have all been staying home to help keep Coronavirus at bay, it is still important to socialise and chat about issues we are having to a sympathetic ear. The NET team at Employability Bridgend have been running a virtual cafe on Google Meet for people to drop in and have a chat. They […]

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Anturio Gifts in Maesteg Shop Safe stickers

Businesses encourage people to shop safe – shop local!

Monday 6 July 2020

With shops reopening across Bridgend County Borough, residents can look out for window stickers and certificates indicating that businesses have completed free online training on how to keep customers safe from exposure to the coronavirus. Many businesses have completed the start-back training and it is anticipated that over 300 will have been trained over the […]

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Photo of the old bridge in Bridgend

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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