Dozens of B4RN champions were at our HQ in Melling for our 2nd Volunteer Coordinator’s Day on Friday (9 Aug). The event – for new and existing groups – aims to give volunteers a better understanding of how to plan, install and run fibre broadband networks. Champions shared best practice and … [Read more…]
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July 8th 2019 We would like to congratulate Martyn and Arthur on their British Empire Medal awards, announced today in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in the London Gazette. Martyn and Arthur are part of a team also known as ‘Dad’s Army’ or B4SW. Their work over the last few years has enabled hundreds of … [Read more…]
HMRC have, finally, come to a decision on our EIS eligibility. Regrettably, they have decided that EIS no longer applies to Community Benefit Societies like B4RN and therefore are withdrawing our eligibility for that tax relief. That means that all shares that have been waiting on EIS certificates will not receive them and the 30% … [Read more…]
Further to HMRC’s most recent communication regarding the Enterprise investment Scheme, we hope to have a definitive answer by the end of this month. While we wait for their decision, we confirm that all investments made from the end of March 2018 will attract 5% interest from day 1 or they will get the EIS … [Read more…]
Following our earlier posts about the Enterprise Investment Scheme, please find below HMRC’s response dated the 11th of January 2019. Dear Sir I apologise for the delay in replying which has been caused by Ms xxx being away from the office and indeed she is not expected back until next month. I have been asked … [Read more…]
Following our earlier post on the 16th of November about the Enterprise Investment Scheme, please find below HMRC’s response – essentially we are no further forward. Our local MP has now intervened on our behalf. Dear Sir I refer to the below email sent to my colleague. Unfortunately she is currently off sick and likely … [Read more…]
In the interests of openness and transparency, B4RN’s directors have decided today to place this information in the public domain so that investors are fully aware of this situation. Broadband for the Rural North Ltd was authorised by HMRC to issue Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) compliance certificates on the 2nd December 2011 making investment in … [Read more…]
B4RN will be holding its Annual General Meeting on the 9th October 2018. Notice to the AGM and all relevant documents have been sent out to shareholders. If you have not received these, please contact the office on 01524 555 887. We hope you will be able to join us as it’s a good opportunity to … [Read more…]
Listen again to Dan from Mint and Sprint and Martyn from Dads Army at B4SW telling Radio 4 why their communities are digging for victory, enabling rural people to get access to the best broadband in the world.
The date for the thirteenth Show-Tell day is set for the Wednesday 12th September 2018. These events have been extremely popular and have allowed valuable information to be shared. The day includes field visits to see various aspects of the B4RN community fibre broadband deployment. The event, as before will be jointly hosted by B4RN and Emtelle in Melling and the surrounding B4RN … [Read more…]