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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Business Support

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Business Support

A range of business support measures have been made available to UK businesses and employees.

Guidance for employers and businesses on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance for employers and businesses on coronavirus (COVID-19)

The government has released its latest guide for employees, employers and businesses.

Grant Request Form Live

Grant Request Form Live

Bromley Council has begun contacting businesses eligible for the government grants announced in response to coronavirus.

Chancellor unveils support for self-employed

Chancellor unveils support for self-employed

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a support package for self-employed workers saying "you have not been forgotten."

Rates Relief Extended

Rates Relief Extended

On 25th March, the government amended its guidance to local authorities on the application of rates relief for 2020/21 to include estate agents and casinos.

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.

Ban on evictions for commercial tenants who miss rent payments

Ban on evictions for commercial tenants who miss rent payments

Commercial tenants who cannot pay their rent because of coronavirus will be protected from eviction.

Further businesses & premises to close

Further businesses & premises to close

On 23 March the Government stepped up measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Coronavirus-related fraud reports increase by 400% in March

Coronavirus-related fraud reports increase by 400% in March

Recently the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) reported a new trend in fraud related to Coronavirus, or COVID-19. Below is an update from Action Fraud, the National Fraud & Cyber Crime Reporting Centre.

Covid-19: Government Support Update

Covid-19: Government Support Update

Along with the news that all cinemas, gyms and leisure centres, cafes, pubs and restaurants must close Ė except for takeaway food, the government outilned further support for business and workers through the Coronavirus.

Covid-19: Busines Advice from Met Police Business Crime Hub

Covid-19: Busines Advice from Met Police Business Crime Hub

The Coronavirus has had an unprecedented effect on our nationís health and the way we interact societally. This has had a significant impact on the commercial sector-fiscally and the risk of increased anti-social behaviour in our

Reduce The Risk Of A Burlgary When Leaving Premises Unattended

Reduce The Risk Of A Burlgary When Leaving Premises Unattended

The Covid-19 outbreak has created an unprecedented challenge to society, and we recognise some business premises are changing the times that they are open and have staff on their premises.

Covid-19: Government Assistance

Covid-19: Government Assistance

Below are some of the key points from the government's package of temporary measures to support businesses through the period of disruption caused by COVID-19.

Business Rates abolished for a year for eligible businesses

Business Rates abolished for a year for eligible businesses

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP, announced today (11th March) that Business Rates for eligible businesses will be cut completely for the next financial year, and commited to a long called for review of the tax later in

Reduce your operating costs with Orpington 1st and Meercat

Reduce your operating costs with Orpington 1st and Meercat

Orpingtonís town centre businesses are taking advantage of Orpington 1stís Savings Advisory Service in partnership with Meercat Associates, which now also includes fire alram services.

Integr8 Building Services join BID's Savings Advisory Scheme

Integr8 Building Services join BID's Savings Advisory Scheme

In addition to Utlities, Merchant Fees and telecomms, BID levy payers can now also enjoy savings on complete fire detection and suppression systems and services from local firm Integr8.

Government announces plans for legal duty to protect public spaces from terror attacks

Government announces plans for legal duty to protect public spaces from terror attacks

Security Minister James Brokenshire today (24th February) announced plans to introduce a law which will require owners and operators of public spaces and venues to put in place measures to keep the public safe from a terrorist att

Orpington MP Gareth Bacon makes maiden speech

Orpington MP Gareth Bacon makes maiden speech

Orpingtonís new Member of Parliament Gareth Bacon made his maiden speech in the House of Commons, mentioning the work of Orpington 1st Business Improvement District in supporting the town centre and promising to be a strong voice

Tougher standards in the London-wide Low Emission Zone for cleaner air

Tougher standards in the London-wide Low Emission Zone for cleaner air

This year, standards for heavy diesel vehicles in the London-wide Low Emission Zone (LEZ) are getting tougher. This is a key next step in the Mayorís action to clean up Londonís toxic air.

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