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). Local Restrictions Support Grants Tiers 2 & 3 – and ‘Christmas Support Payment for Wet-Led Pubs’ …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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

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. 

Mr Francatelli and Sweet Carolina collaboration: WeDeliverSE27

Mr Francatelli’s delicatessen and Sweet Carolina restaurant and bar have adapted to the COVID 19 imposed circumstances to bring a new online/telephone delivery service ‘WeDeliverSE27’. They have a wide range of yummy delicatessen treats, cheese, meats, anti-pasti, cakes and pastries, as well as offering fresh produce and staples like flour, bread and pasta. You can …

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Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) update

COVID-19 BUSINESS BRIEFING – INTERIM UPDATE  We are sending out this update in order to give businesses notice of changes to the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) as quickly as possible. Banks are likely to receive many applications and the new expanded scheme went live from Monday the 6th April so, if you wish to …

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Coronavirus Business Survey

Lambeth have created a survey on how Coronavirus has affected your business which takes just 10 minutes to do. The council will use the survey to identify gaps in the Government’s support measures for businesses, as many of you may not be eligible currently for business rates holidays or support grants. Lambeth will lobby the …

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COVID-19: Stay Safe and Informed

Life looks very different in Tulse Hill and West Norwood today on the first day of our national lockdown, and although many businesses have closed for the time being, many will remain open to allow the provision of essential services such as food and medicine. In order to keep everyone SAFE, we all need to observe SOCIAL DISTANCING …

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