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Coronavirus Update: 6 October

It’s the beginning of another week, which means of course that we have a new selection of news and updates on our blog for you:

Time to Pay HMRC Service: Self Assessment customers can now apply online to spread the cost of their tax bill of up to to £30,000 into monthly payments without the need to call HMRC. Once you've completed your tax return for the 2019-20 tax year, you can use the online self-serve 'Time to Pay' service through GOV.UK to set up a direct debit and pay any tax that is owed in monthly instalments, up to a 12-month period.

Government Find Coronavirus Support Service: Use this service to find out what help and advice you can get from the government and other organisations. You can use it for yourself or someone else. Fill out the questionnaire here.

Coupar Angus Commuting survey: This is a survey designed to find out more about where people commute from and to around Coupar Angus. With this data Active Travel Forward Coupar Angus will be able to offer support, advice, training and run incentives to enable you to use active travel as a way of getting around more often. Take it here.

Circular Tayside Event: On the 20th of October, Circular Tayside will be partnering up with Dundee University to deliver a session on biomimicry, design and circular economy. Kevin Frediani, curator of Dundee Botanic Gardens and Circular Tayside Ambassador, and Jacquelyn Malcolm, senior lecturer in Art and Design will be the speakers and walk you through the subject. More details and bookings here.

Nurturing Talent — Time to Shine Fund: This fund aims to support young people’s creative ideas and ambitions, no matter whether they have lots of experience or they’re just developing their interest in the arts. Any young person living in Scotland who is aged 11 to 25 can apply for funding, on their own or as part of a group. Apply here.

Community Empowerment Act 2015 Survey: The Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee seeks the views of community organisations across Scotland on the effectiveness of participation requests and asset transfers as set out in the Community Empowerment Act 2015. Take the survey here.

EU Settlement Scheme: The Citizens Rights Project, a not-for-profit organisation funded by the Scottish Government to raise awareness about the EU Settlement Scheme, have prepared information materials about the EU Settlement Scheme in various European languages. They also provide free and regulated information and advice to all people who may need assistance with their application to the EUSS, organise free online information sessions with employees, and have a number of volunteers across Scotland who are accredited immigration advisers regulated by the Office for Immigration Commissioner (OISC Level 1 EUSS), who can meet employees and assist them with their applications free of charge. Contact them here.

REDS Open for Listings: Rural Enterprise Directory Scotland (REDS) is a Smart Village initiative delivered by GrowBiz to provide a range of enterprise support services designed specifically for the needs of micro-businesses, social enterprises and the self-employed based in rural Scotland. Central to the REDS programme of support is a comprehensive, online directory of businesses in rural Scotland. The REDS Directory is live and accepting entries, sign up here.

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