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Norovirus, sometimes known as the winter vomiting bug, is the most common stomach bug in the UK.Norovirus thrives in places where people are in close proximity such as workplaces, schools, colleges and on public transport.  The virus is highly contagious. It can affect people of all ages and causes vomiting and diarrhoea.

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Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) Regulations

The ESOS scheme is the British government’s implementation of Article 8 of the European Union’s Energy Efficiency Directive. These are mandatory regulations which aim to improve the resource efficiency of mid to large sized businesses and reduce costs.;">

The first phase of the scheme will commence in 2014/2015 and will be repeated every four years.

The scheme is estimated to lead to £1.6bn net benefits to the UK, with the majority of these being directly felt by businesses as a result of energy savings.For further information on the scheme and who the regulations affect please click HERE.

Are you a business with an innovative idea or service?

Interface – The knowledge connection for business, social enterprise and charities, matches organisations of all sizes from all sectors to the right academic expertise to help improve products, develop services and in turn increase productivity and profits.

Interface works across Scotland from the Borders to the Highlands and Islands and is funded by the Scottish Funding Council, Highlands & Islands Enterprise, the European Regional Development Fund, Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Government.

Through additional investment from Scottish Enterprise, specialist Business Engagement posts have been developed to better support rural businesses, including social enterprises and charities, in Perthshire, Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway.

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Dumfries & Galloway Council Welfare Reform

Dumfries & Galloway Council have issued some useful information for businesses on changes to Working Tax Credits and Child Tax Credits and how this may impact on your staff.

For further information please click HERE