Support for Businesses Paying Tax

What is it? All businesses and self-employed people in financial distress, and with outstanding tax liabilities, may be eligible to receive support with their tax affairs through HMRC’s Time To Pay service. These arrangements are agreed on a case-by-case basis and are tailored to individual circumstances and liabilities.

Small Business Grant Funding

What is it? The Government is providing additional funding for Local Authorities to support small businesses that already pay little or no business rates because of small business rate relief (SBRR), rural rate relief (RRR) and tapered relief. This will provide a one-off grant of £10,000 to eligible businesses to help meet their ongoing business…
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Business Rates Holiday for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure

What is it? Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors in England will not have to pay business rates for the 2020-21 tax year.

VAT Deferral

We will support businesses by deferring Valued Added Tax (VAT) payments due between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020.

Statutory Sick Pay Rebate

What is it? The Government will bring forward legislation to allow small and medium-sized businesses to reclaim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) paid for staff sickness absence due to coronavirus. This refund will cover up to 2 weeks’ SSP per eligible employee who has been off work because of coronavirus.

Hastings Christmas lights

Town centre Christmas lights

At Love Hastings, we are responsible for choosing, buying and managing the Christmas lights programme for the town centre. The areas included in the programme are Robertson Street, Cambridge Road, Wellington Place, Castle Street and Queens Road. In 2018 we chose to invest in brand new lights for Queens Road and Robertson Street, which marked…
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Artists living or working in or around Hastings were recently offered the chance to display their works on the backs of bus shelters around the town. The currently empty 100cm x 62cm frames have been made available to the Love Hastings ‘Artshelter‘ project and provide a great opportunity to brighten up the area. Any sort…
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The Crypt

THE CRYPT IS BACK! – Bigger and better than ever…

For those who remember The Crypt at its sweaty peak, it’s now back on the Hastings live music scene… After closing in 2011, The Crypt in Hastings is re-opening its original doors on Havelock road on 15th November.  There will be thousands of people with long-lasting memories of seeing some of the biggest names in British music pass through…
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Trick or treat yourself this Halloween

Whether you’re looking for a spooky night out or family fun, our handy events calendar has a full list of Halloween events taking place in Hastings town centre. Simply search for Halloween in the top right hand search bar, or visit the calendar to view them by date. Some highlights include:

Town centre planters

New planters for year-round greenery and colour

We’ve been working with Rotherview Nurseries to design a series of trough planting schemes that will result in some great-looking displays all year round. The first of almost 100 troughs were installed in Havelock Road recently and these will soon be followed with more in Queens Road. The remainder will follow over coming months as…
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