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The UK Kickstart Programme

Until recently, this low-cost opportunity was only available to Limited Companies, not Sole Traders. We have lobbied our pro-active Hinckley MP Dr Luke Evans to raise this within Government and we are delighted that he has achieved a change of heart.

Businesses of all sizes can now take advantage of this Government scheme which does two things – it provides young people with a job and it pays them on the employers behalf so that you don’t have to worry.

To read the letter from Mims Davies, Minister for Employment and to find out much more about the deal on offer, please select the below link to download the PDF file.

Health Advice and Guidance

Created by HBBC and financed by central Government, please download the below PDF file for the latest advice on helping everyone to stay safe in these challenging times.

Grants during COVID

Please follow this link and make sure you have claimed for all the Grants that are relevant to your business. They do have deadlines, so please don’t wait.

If and when more Grants are made available, we will of course get the details out to you quickly.

...Moving Forward

As soon as unlocking takes place, we will continue with our programme of Events for 2021 and ensure that we are doing everything possible to drive footfall back into our town centre. The FREE Hinckley BID Loyalty card has also grown in popularity during the pandemic and as of today we have now issued the card and pack to 8,112 applicants from across our Borough, including to more recent applicants from Nuneaton.

If you are not currently making an offer to our Loyalty Card Holders and would like to know more, please email

The system is very flexible and offers can be tailored to suit each businesses needs.

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Published by Hinckley BID – 02/02/2021
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