In this issue we look at the following:

  1. Rother’s Business Survey
  2. Single-Use Plastic Ban for Businesses in England
  3. Electric Vehicle Guidance and Grants

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One week remaining to complete our online business survey – We want to hear from you!

Please find below the link to our new online business survey, providing you with a chance to tell us how your business is coping, things you’re doing well and areas you could do with a little help. We would be grateful if you could find the time to complete the short survey, as it will help us understand areas where we can provide support to your business.

The survey will remain live until 2nd October 2023.

Single-Use Plastic Ban for businesses in England – 1st October 2023

REMINDER: The Government has announced a ban on businesses supplying, selling or offering a wide range of ‘single-use’ plastic items that will come into effect from 1 October 2023. The ban includes all single-use plastic cutlery, trays, plates, bowls, and balloon sticks, as well as banning the use of certain types of polystyrene cups and food containers used to supply food which is ready to consume. The ban will be enforced by Trading Standards officers. For further information on the ban please click on the link below.

Electric vehicle guidance and grants

Thinking about installing a vehicle EV charging point at your business? The South Downs National Park has helpfully put together a step-by-step business guide to give you help you when considering your options. Find out more A Small Business Guide: EV Charging Installation. Government funding is available for businesses to help cover the infrastructure and installation costs of vehicle charging.

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