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Rishi Sunak unveils plan to protect jobs and support businesses

Rishi Sunak unveils plan to protect jobs and support businesses

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak today outlined government support, hoping to provide certainty to businesses and workers impacted by coronavirus across the UK.

Create a QR Poster for your venue

Create a QR Poster for your venue

New legislation means that certain businesses must now display an NHS QR Poster at every entrance of their venue. Below is a step by step guide to creating a QR Poster for your venue.

New national measures announced

New national measures announced

On the 22nd September, the government announced further national measures to address rising cases of coronavirus in England.

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

The government, in consultation with industry, has produced guidance to help ensure that employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic.

Rotary Work Club

Rotary Work Club

Local Rotary Clubs are arranging a series of free online workshops for people living in the Borough of Bromley who have either lost their job or are expecting to be made redundant

The Kickstart Scheme

The Kickstart Scheme

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.

Pin Pad Refund Scam

Pin Pad Refund Scam

Please be aware of a new scam used recently at businesses in the Bromley Borough and Kent.

Ministers announce new grants for businesses affected by local lockdowns

Ministers announce new grants for businesses affected by local lockdowns

Businesses in England that are required to shut because of local interventions will now be able to claim up to £1,500 per property every three weeks.

Venues required by law to record contact details

Venues required by law to record contact details

The government has said that premises and venues across England like pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and cinemas, must have a system in place to record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff in the latest move to b

Record Sales During Eat Out Orpington

Record Sales During Eat Out Orpington

Throughout August discounts were claimed on 85,000 meals in Orpington as part of the Eat Out To Help Out scheme.

Scarecrow Trail 2020

Scarecrow Trail 2020

Join in this year’s Scarecrow trail which is taking place during the month of October.

Extended licence period for new Pavement Licence

Extended licence period for new Pavement Licence

Following our conversations with Bromley Council the licence period for the new pavement licence has been doubled, from 6 months to 12 months.

BID Team in Town Centre Policing Talks

BID Team in Town Centre Policing Talks

Last week, the BID team met with Superintendent Andy Brittain and Orpington MP Gareth Bacon to discuss increased policing in the town centre.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme  | New guidance published

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme | New guidance published

Detailed guidance on changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is now live on GOV.UK.

UK Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended by four months

UK Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended by four months

The UK scheme to pay wages of workers on leave because of coronavirus will be extended to October, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said.

Watch back - Orpington Virtual Business Forum

Watch back - Orpington Virtual Business Forum

If you missed any of our live webinars you can watch them back below.

Permission for pubs to operate as takeaways

Permission for pubs to operate as takeaways

Planning rules will be relaxed so pubs and restaurants can operate as hot food takeaways during the coronavirus outbreak.

Reduce your costs with Orpington 1st & CD Waste

Reduce your costs with Orpington 1st & CD Waste

Take advantage of the services available to you as BID levy payer and switch to the BID's waste management partner.

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