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Jobs boost as Everyman Cinema confirms opening date

A new Everyman Cinema is due to open its doors in Egham later this month, bringing further business and 45 new jobs to the recently launched Magna Square, the Council’s £90m development. Magna Square was delivered as part of the Runnymede Borough Council and Places for People’s regeneration partnership and has recently been shortlisted for the British Homes Awards Regeneration Scheme of the Year.

5 September 2022

Government cash helps Council say ‘welcome back’ to Runnymede

More than £150,000 of external grant money has helped improve high streets, towns and villages across Runnymede during the last year. Cllr Tom Gracey Leader of Runnymede Borough Council, said: "By supporting businesses and investing in our town centres and high streets, we’ve been able to enhance our environment and make a contribution to improving our economy, supporting local people in the process".

5 September 2022

Free membership to the Federation of Small Business

To provide help to our small-business community, Runnymede Borough Council has partnered with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), to provide free access to vital business support services. If you are a business based in the borough of Runnymede, employ less than 10 people and a member of Business Runnymede then you could qualify for 12 month`s free membership to the Federation of Small Business (FSB) worth up to £283. Membership to the FSB, enables you to access a huge range of vital business support services, discounts, events and advice, from business banking to 24/7 legal advice. To claim your free membership email [email protected] by noon on Friday 29 April. But hurry this is a limited offer and free membership will be based on a first come first serve basis.

8 April 2022

Pay as you Grow

The Government has made it easier for businesses to repay their Bounce Back loans. If you have taken out a Bounce Back Loan then you can now apply for an extension to your loan term to 10 years from six years, at the same fixed interest rate of 2.5%. You may also be able to take a payment holiday or reduce the monthly payments for up to six months. If you have taken out a Bounced Back Loan your lender will be able to provide you with more details.

31 March 2022

Switch company vehicles to electric

The sale of cars fuelled wholly by diesel or petrol will be banned by 2030 and the sale of hybrid cars is then set to follow from 2035. There may be significant tax benefits for business owners who switch company cars to pure electric in the next few years. Your business may be eligible for support towards the upfront costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints. The grant covers up to 75 percent of the total costs of the purchase and installation of EV chargepoints Find out more about the grants for chargepoints at

3 March 2022

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

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