Dorchester Chamber Dorset

Business Grants available from £2,000-£20,000 (match funded)

Dorset Council has launched two new grant schemes using funding from UK Shared Prosperity Fund and Rural England Prosperity Fund grants for both community groups and organisations, together with local business grants. Round 1 of both the UKSPF and REPF will close on Wednesday 31 January 2024.
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Scam emails are currently one of the most common threats in cyber security

At this time of year when we all return to work and have a full inbox it is easy to fall prey to fraudsters. Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime and here they offer advice on what to look out for.
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Bank Rate maintained at 5.25% – The impact of this decision on small businesses is not straightforward

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted by a majority of 5–4 to keep the Bank Rate at 5.25% in its meeting ending on 20 September 2023.
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