Prime Minister announces national lockdown

The Prime Minister has announced a national lockdown and instructed people to stay at home to control the virus, protect the NHS and save lives. The decision follows a rapid rise in infections, hospital admissions and case rates across the country, and our hospitals...

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Time is running out to get ready for end of Brexit transition

With less than two weeks to go until the Brexit Transition period ends, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging traders to complete crucial preparations needed to trade with Europe from 1 January. This month, HMRC has sent 250,000 letters and emails to VAT-registered...

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Council leader welcomes Island’s Tier 1 designation

The leader of the Isle of Wight Council has welcomed the news the Island will be designated a Tier 1 area when the four-week national lockdown across England ends on 2 December. Tier 1 — also known as alert level 'medium' — is the least restrictive tier under the...

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The Food Warehouse choose local and Vectis Refrigeration

Cowes based Vectis Refrigeration have been chosen by The Food Warehouse to support their new store now open on Wakes Retail Park in Newport. An example of their support for local businesses and the long standing relationship between the owners of The Food Warehouse,...

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Local restriction tiers: what you need to know

Sets out the local restriction tier system that will be in place from Wednesday 2 December, including what you can and cannot do in each tier. The current national restriction rules are still in place until 2 December and must be followed until they expire. When...

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Note from the President

2020 is a year the likes of which we hope never to see again. We have had to learn new ways of working, if we are able to work at all, and review our businesses to decide whether we need to move in a new direction. It is at times like this that the Chamber is...

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Peter Tomlinson

The Chamber can confirm that Peter Tomlinson is no longer a member or involved in any capacity with the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce; he resigned from his voluntary role as President in October 2019. We have been made aware of the legal proceedings against Peter...

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Island Business April 2020

Island Business April 2020



19jan12:30 pm1:30 pmBCC Webinar: Rules of Origin – the practicalities

28jan9:30 am12:30 pm50 Plus Start Me Up - Free Business Start Up Course

28jan9:30 am12:30 pmBusiness Start Up Course


10feb9:00 am10:00 amChamber Networking - from home

25feb9:30 am12:30 pm50 Plus Start Me Up - Free Business Start Up Course

25feb9:30 am12:30 pmBusiness Start Up Course

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