2022/23 Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Rates Relief Scheme

The Expanded Retail Discount for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure scheme will provide eligible, occupied, retail, hospitality and leisure properties with a 50% relief on business rates, up to a cash cap limit of £110,000 per business. This will be applied automatically in most cases. Any business where the relief was automatically applied to the current […]

Economic Resilience Fund (phase 4)

Applications for phase four of Lambeth’s ERF (Economic Resilience Fund) will open at 10am on Wednesday 2nd February 2022 and will close when all funding has been awarded or is likely to be awarded due to volume of applications. These applications will be assessed on a first come, first serve basis. Please note that the total […]

CARF – Covid Additional Relief Fund

This relief will be given via the business rates system for this financial year 21/22  and will amount to approximately 23% of the rateable value of your premises. Eligible businesses: Office based premises across various sectors of the economy, manufacturing-based premises which may operate within the supply chain of retail, hospitality and leisure but are themselves […]

Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant

NOTE: This grant needs to be applied for and the fund closes on 28.02.22. Ineligible businesses: All retail businesses, coach tour operators, tour operators, gyms and sports businesses where physical exercise or training is conducted on an individual or group basis. Eligible businesses: This scheme provides support to hospitality, leisure, and accommodation businesses in the borough with […]

Chancellor announces £1bn fund for hospitality and leisure

The Chancellor has announced a £1bn fund for the hospitality sector and an extra £30m to help theatres and museums. This latest announcement is a positive response from government and is accessible through local authorities. As before, BIDs are perfectly positioned to get this money out to levy payers quickly. These measures for hospitality and […]

S2S wins Design Council funding for a project to support the health & wellbeing of members

We are pleased to announce that Station to Station Business Improvement District has received funding to work with West Norwood and Tulse Hill’s local businesses and communities to reimagine how businesses can prioritise health and wellbeing. We were chosen by Design Council amongst six other organisations – which also include local West Norwood businesses Arriva […]

The importance of a correct Rateable Value

Property Rateable Value (RV) Your rateable value is based on the open market rental value as at 1st April 2015 and is calculated by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) Your property details are listed on the VOA’s website www.voa.gov.uk You can find your property by searching using either your ‘property reference number’ or your postcode […]

Access free Lateral Flow Device testing!

If you would like to order Lateral Flow Tests* from Lambeth, please order your kits here. Place your order and then collect from the Civic Centre, offer is open (currently) until 30 June 21. Station to Station also has some stock for collection from the Sustenance Grocery shop at the Portico on Knights Hill. Check […]

Donate your old laptops, phones & tablets to help local families

You may remember Lambeth Tech Aid who did great work during 2020 collecting, wiping and refurbishing tech devices to be donated to those in need during the pandemic. The organisation are now known as Community Tech Aid and are still carrying out the same work. We now have a donation point in the heart of […]

Economic Resilience Fund – Phase Two  

Lambeth’s Economic Resilience Fund – Phase Two   Lambeth Council have announced the launch of Phase 2 of their Economic Resilience Fund to support businesses who continue to be most severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, as the economy begins to reopen.   Who can apply for grant funding?  The second phase of Lambeth’s Economic Resilience Fund will […]

Reminder of Covid Regulations for venue check in

Checking in for customers Customers for all hospitality, personal care and leisure services still need to check into venues using either the NHS app (via smartphone and QR code) or by writing down their name and number on entry to your premises. If a customer does not comply with this, the business should refuse entry. […]

Free ‘Recover & Grow’ scheme for SMEs

The London Business Hub is running a Recover and Grow scheme which targets small to medium-sized businesses. It is offering free resilience & economic recovery training for a period of 6 weeks. Eligible businesses must employ in the region of ten to fifty people, with an annual turnover of £450,000 per year can make use […]

Re-opening of local businesses April 12, 2021

Welcome Back! Come and visit your local businesses, get a hair cut, have a pint, get sweaty at the gym, take a dip in the pool or just say hi to your friendly shop keepers, they can’t wait to see you back on our high street.

Reopening Safely

For all those businesses reopening from 12 April, the rules stay more or less the same as when you were open before. Staff and customers must wear masks or be behind screens (apart from when eating or drinking), customers must keep to the 2m social distancing rules (apart from when having close personal services like […]

Asymptomatic Testing in Brockwell Park

Lambeth Council have opened a community testing site in Brockwell Park for people who live or work in the borough that may have Covid-19, but are not experiencing any symptoms. Around one in three people with Covid-19 don’t have any symptoms, but they can still pass it on. The service is specifically designed for frontline […]

Coronavirus business interruption insurance payouts

Insurance companies that initially rejected claims from businesses for losses due to the coronavirus pandemic have been overruled by The Supreme Court. We would encourage all Station to Station businesses to check with their insurer as you may be entitled to an insurance payout that was denied earlier in the pandemic. The Supreme Court backed […]

Local Restrictions Support Grants – applications open

Please see below for some information on the latest government grants available for businesses via Lambeth. These cover when London was in Tier 2 (October) & Tier 3 (December) as well as when England was in National Lockdown (November) as well as Tier 4 and National Lockdown (3). National Lockdown and Tier 4 Grants Local Restrictions […]

Economic Resilience Fund

Lambeth have now launched the details of their Economic Resilience Fund. The first phase of Lambeth’s Economic Resilience Fund will target culture and creative industries, independent hospitality and their supply chains, market traders and concession-based businesses and those based in shared workspaces. The council are making £3.2 million available in this first phase to provide […]

Local Restrictions Support Grant (for businesses who are closed)

Further support for businesses required to close as part of national restrictions from 5 November 2020  On 31 October the Government announced that businesses in certain non-essential retail, hospitality and leisure sectors were ordered to close for a 28 day national lockdown period from Thursday 5 November to Wednesday 2 December 2020. As part of […]

National Lockdown (2)

A second national lockdown will happen across England from midnight on Wednesday 4 November and will provisionally last for at least four weeks until Wed 2 December. 

London Business Hub – Covid 19 Recovery Grant

Applications for the London Business Hub’s COVID-19 Recovery Grant will open on Friday,16th October at 10.30am. Funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), eligible SMEs will be able to secure grants of between £1,000 – £5,000 to help them access professional, legal, financial or other advice and /or new technology and other minor equipment […]

Kickstart – Government Jobs Scheme

Could you offer a young person a six month paid work experience? Funding is available under the government’s new Kickstart Scheme  to employers for salary costs (paid at National Minimum Wage) for six months, with an additional £1,500 available to employers to support the placement set up. Kickstart placements should be a minimum of 25 hours […]

New Coronavirus Rules

New Rules for businesses come into effect from Thursday 24 September and include compulsory mask-wearing for staff, new rules for serving customers in hospitality sector and 10pm closing times

Test & Trace Record Keeping

From Friday 18 September, it will be law for certain businesses to have a system to collect NHS Test and Trace data, which must be kept for 21 days. These businesses are: hospitality, including pubs, bars, restaurants and cafés tourism and leisure, including hotels, museums, cinemas, zoos and theme parks close contact services, including hairdressers, […]

London Resilience Fund

The £1m London Resilience Fund is an innovation programme to support London’s businesses and community groups in their recovery from the coronavirus crisis

Mayor of London’s Back to Business Fund

The Mayor is providing match-funding through his new Back To Business Fund – which aims to help small and independent businesses through these hugely challenging times.

Changes to the Job Retention Scheme

Updates on the HMRC Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and how flexible furloughing can support your business. Plus info on webinars and Job Retention Bonus.

Face coverings to be compulsory in shops

Please make sure that you are wearing your face masks or visors at all times, as there is evidence that it not only protects you from Covid but also makes customers feel more confident about using businesses and getting back out and shopping local.

July re-opening

The government has announced easing of lockdown measures in England to enable more of our businesses to reopen.