Category archives for: Business

Ulster Bank helps Newry businesses access finance

Business owners seeking to access finance are being invited to a free networking event hosted by Ulster Bank Boost and Newry Chamber of Commerce. Taking place in the Canal Court Hotel on Tuesday, 25 February, the breakfast event will explore the many challenges and barriers business owners face when trying to access and finance and […]

Murphy outlines commitment to ensuring fair rates system

Finance Minister Conor Murphy has held a roundtable discussion with representative groups to discuss business rates, Reval2020 and the Business Rates Review. Speaking following the meeting, Minister Murphy said, “Today’s roundtable discussion was really useful to hear first-hand the views of a range of sectors ahead of the Regional Rate being set.  Article continues below […]

Record breaking 11.1 million customers filed Self Assessment

A record-breaking 11.1 million taxpayers made their contribution to the UK’s public services by hitting the 31 January deadline. The number filing online soared to more than 10.4 million for the first time ever. Article continues below About 11.7 million customers were required to file their 2018/19 tax returns by 11.59 pm on 31 January. […]

Love Island winner visits Buttercrane, Newry

Close to 700 fans visited Buttercrane last weekend to get up close and personal with 2019 Love Island winner and Irish Rugby pro player Greg O’Shea. Limerick-born Greg won series 5 of the show with Amber Gill. Article continues below He was joined by Newry native, social media influencer, author and fitness blogger Maeve Madden. […]

Newry accountants invited to join Tax Technical Network

Ahead of the potential raft of upcoming changes to UK tax legislation in the first post-Brexit budget on 11 March, a new network has been launched to help Newry accountants prepare. The Tax Technical Network, hosted by business advisory firm Grant Thornton, will bring professionals from practices across Northern Ireland together to learn best practice […]

Closing date extended to Business Development Groups Scheme

Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Minister, Edwin Poots, has extended the closing date for applications to the Business Development Groups (BDGs) Scheme, during a visit to CAFRE’s Greenmount Campus. Minister Poots said, “I am pleased to announce that the closing date for the BDGs Scheme has been extended by one week to 4pm on Friday […]

A decade of bizarre excuses and expense claims

Every year, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) receives some imaginative excuses and expense claims following the 31 January Self Assessment deadline. To wrap up the decade and with two weeks to the deadline, HMRC has highlighted 10 of the most weird and wonderful ones we have received from customers who missed the deadline over the […]

Newry businesses raise over £13,000 towards new NI heart service

JMK Solicitors and CRASH Services, which has offices in both Newry and Belfast, has raised £13,000 towards NI Chest Heart and Stroke’s Heart Strong campaign. As part of their year-long partnership with the charity, the campaign saw the firm become Local Heart Heroes, joining a team of heroes who are passionate about raising awareness of […]

Newry entrepreneurs urged to start a business in 2020

The new year is the perfect time to set goals for the year ahead and Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is urging local budding entrepreneurs to make starting a business their New Year’s resolution with the support of the Go For It Programme. This project is part-funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European […]

FREE digital growth programme to help Newry’s small businesses

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council has joined forces with Ards and North Down Borough Council to launch a Digital Growth Programme to support the development of micro and small businesses in the regions.   This project is part-funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth & […]


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