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Basingstoke Hackathon
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[Nov 13, 2017]
Basingstoke will see the return of its popular hackathon for a second year, demonstrating the town’s local digital talent.

The two-day event, from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 November, will see teams of digital developers, entrepreneurs, hobbyists and students come together to practice their tech skills, working on a project or idea of their choice.
Real Change Not Loose Change 2017
24753 Real change Oct 2017 BDBC homepage online
[Oct 11, 2017]
With winter approaching, the Social Inclusion Partnership has launched Real Change not Loose Change 2017 to provide much-needed support to those people sleeping on the borough's streets.

Find out how you can donate time, money or items to help.
Changes to free childcare
[Sep 28, 2017]
From September 2017 qualifying parents of children aged 3 and 4 are entitled to up to 30 hours free childcare. If you are receiving the increased hours then you must report this change of circumstances to the benefits section. Changes in circumstances should be reported online. For more information about whether you are entitled, and how to apply please visit the www.gov.uk website.
Council support for local businesses recognised
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[Sep 08, 2017]
A digital tech week which showcased the borough’s entrepreneurial spirit and brought together top talent has been recognised with an award by the Federation of Small Businesses.
Make sure you’re on the electoral register
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[Aug 24, 2017]
The annual update of the electoral register in Basingstoke and Deane is reaching its final stages. This year’s canvass has had a fantastic response so far, with 65,053 (87.01%) of properties responding to the Household Enquiry Form (HEF). Electoral canvassers are now out & about in the borough knocking on doors to reach those residents who haven’t yet responded
£25m regeneration fund launched to support local growth.
Invest to grow carousel
[Nov 09, 2016]
The Invest to Grow Fund will support a wide range of commercial, regeneration, property and infrastructure projects within the Basingstoke and Deane Council area.
Temporary absence
[Sep 25, 2016]
From 28 July 2016 the rules regarding temporary absence from the home have changed. If you are travelling outside of Great Britain (including trips to Northern Ireland, The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) for a period of more than four weeks you may not be entitled to continue to receive housing benefit. You must inform the benefits section if you, your partner or someone else who normally lives with you (such as a grown up son/daughter) is travelling outside of Great Britain for more than four weeks.
Freezing of local housing allowance rates
[Aug 04, 2016]
As announced in the summer budget, local housing allowance rates will be frozen for the next four years. From April 2016 the rates will remain at the April 2015 rate or will be set at the 30th percentile of local rates if this figure is lower. The new rates were published on 29 January 2016.
Abolition of the family premium
[Aug 04, 2016]
From 1 May 2016 the family premium will no longer be awarded as part of the applicable amount. This means that the amount of money that the government determines that your household needs to live on will no longer include an amount for having dependent children. This will reduce the level of income at which maximum housing benefit can be paid. (If you are in receipt of a passported benefit such as income support, income based jobseekers allowance, income related employment and support allowance or guaranteed pension credit, then full housing benefit entitlement, subject to usual deductions, will continue).

If you are already in receipt of housing benefit on 30 April 2016, and you are responsible for a child or young person then this change will not affect your claim until you have a break in your claim or you cease to be responsible for a child or young person.
Maximum period for backdated claim is reduced to one month
[Aug 04, 2016]
From April 2016 the maximum period that a claim for housing benefit can be backdated to reduced from six months to one month.
Invest in Basingstoke
Invest in Basingstoke
[Jan 07, 2016]
Built for Business. From our earliest origins, Basingstoke has been driven by commerce; a desire to increase prosperity and develop our town’s industry and infrastructure.
Enterprise Growth Hub
BDBC Homepage_growth hub
[Jan 07, 2016]
Aimed at businesses looking to succeed in the Enterprise M3 area, the Enterprise M3 Growth Hub is an expert advice and resource network which helps business achieve results quickly through a personal, tailored service focused on Growth.
Borough Business Partnership
BBP meeting
[Jan 07, 2016]
The group is made up of key businesses, large employers, business support organisations and people from the business community with a genuine interest in what direction the council should be heading.
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