Day: 11 June 2021

Council boost for social enterprises start-ups in Lewes district

Cabinet councillors on June 10 approved £20,000 to develop schemes that encourage new social enterprises to start up in Lewes district.   The move is part of Lewes District Council’s community wealth building strategy which aims to keep as much wealth as possible in the local economy through the creation of new local jobs and new locally owned enterprise, to ensure a sustainable future.   Cabinet also agreed to fund a two-year fixed term post […]

Consultation on council plan to help people struggling financially

A consultation is being launched over Lewes District Council’s proposal to increase support for low-income families and people in financial difficulty.   Cabinet councillors on Thursday, June 10 agreed to move ahead with plans to consult on a new scheme for 2022/23 that would reduce council tax bills for the worst-off working-age people or those on the lowest incomes in the district.  It would also remove the minimum income […]