Business News

March 22nd, 2023

Worthing’s financial reserves to be topped up after legal victory

The rainy day reserves of Worthing Borough Council are to be topped up after the success of a long-running legal battle against HMRC.

In 2011, the Council joined other local authorities from across the UK to challenge HMRC’s ruling that it must pay VAT on income from leisure services.

For more than a decade the local authorities, supported by the accountancy firm KPMG, have argued that not only should they not pay VAT on the income, but that they should be allowed to reclaim the amount they had previously paid to HMRC so they could invest it in services instead.

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March 9th, 2023

Councils criticise A27 plans

Plans to improve the A27 and provide an environmental and economic boost to the region do not go far enough due to a lack of investment and lack of ambition to improve alternatives to car journeys, councillors have warned.
The road, which is a mixture of dual and single carriageway, is the only east-to-west trunk road south of the M25 and is hugely important for both businesses and residents.

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February 2nd, 2023

40 local authorities meet to demand action on Southern Water’s failings

Councillors from Adur and Worthing have teamed up with their counterparts from across the region to demand Southern Water clean up its act.
Representatives from more than 40 councils across the South East met to discuss how they could work together to better hold the water company to account over pollution and infrastructure failures.

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January 25th, 2023

Safe in Sussex’s Gingerbread House Success!

West Sussex based charity Safe in Sussex held their annual Gingerbread House Event in December, which combined both community and business entries. The event took place in December at St Oscar Romero School, Goring by Sea. There were some stunning and very creative gingerbread houses on display. The event raised over £3,000 for the charity which supports people experiencing domestic abuse.
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