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Enterprise Investment Scheme – Update 26th January

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…]

Enterprise Investment Scheme – Update 16th January

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…]

Enterprise Investment Scheme – Update

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…]

Notice to all shareholders.

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…]

#B4RN & Emtelle Show-Tell day #13

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…]

We are hiring!

We are delighted to announce three new opportunities to become part of our hard working and dedicated teams! To find out more head over to our opportunities page here – Please feel free to share this news within your community.

B4RN East Anglia – An Operational Update.

We have decided to reorganise how B4RN is going to operate in the East Anglia area. The main difference is that we are changing back to the standard model we have used in all our other parish builds in the North West, with the local volunteer team for each parish working directly with B4RN HQ … [Read more…]