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Keep up to date with all the latest news from Business Runnymede and the surrounding area.

Don’t take coronavirus home with you

There are not many places to go shopping at the moment, which can mean our local supermarket and corner shops are busy. Approximately 1 in 3 people who have coronavirus have no symptoms and could be spreading it without realising it. Please act like you’ve got it. To reduce the risk of catching coronavirus and make sure you don’t take it home with you, please shop alone and always remember hand – face – space. Hands: wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds. Face: wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet. Space: stay two metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or one metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings). Why not book an online delivery or use click and collect instead of going to the shops? Thank you to everyone who has been working in our supermarkets and local stores throughout the pandemic.

15 January 2021

New rules for business with Europe are here.

We are no longer in Europe, new rules apply to things like travel and doing business with Europe. Use the Brexit checker to get a personalised list of actions for you, your business.

11 January 2021

National January Lockdown Grants 2021

We are currently waiting for official guidance from the Government in relation to grants for the National Lockdown from 4th January 2021. Some other grant schemes which were operating before the lockdown are still open, and you may still be eligible to apply for them depending on your business’s circumstances. All grant information and applications are available on Runnymede Borough Councils business rate pages.

11 January 2021

Spending Review for 2020-21 Announced on 25 November 2020

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, delivering the spending review, said his immediate priority was to protect people’s lives and livelihoods as the country continues to battle the outbreak - allocating £55 billion to tackle the virus next year.

25 November 2020

Runnymede Borough Council's Corporate Business Plan 2020-2024 consultation

In Spring 2020, Runnymede Borough Council will launch its new Corporate Business Plan for 2020 - 2024. A consultation for businesses is now open. It will be live until 24th November 2019. To help the Council set the direction and draw up priorities for the next four years they would like to ask your views. Therefore, they are going to randomly select one person who completes this survey to win One4all multi-store gift vouchers to a value of £100 (which can be accepted by thousands of shops and over 130 high street brands). Terms and conditions for the prize draw can be found at:

1 October 2019

Get ready for Brexit: workshops

The Department for International Trade are running a series of workshops to help exporting businesses prepare for Brexit.

13 September 2019