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Business Grants Update

Business Grants Update

Below is the latest on the various grants for businesses in the London Borough of Bromley impacted by Covid-19.

LRSG (open) scheme now open for applications

LRSG (open) scheme now open for applications

The LRSG (open) scheme will remain open for two weeks and funding will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Watch Back: Bromley Business Grants Session Webinar

Watch Back: Bromley Business Grants Session Webinar

On 5th February, Bromley Council hosted a live online information session to discuss the various grants schemes available to local businesses. Watch the session back here.

Insurers must pay small firms for Covid lockdown losses

Insurers must pay small firms for Covid lockdown losses

Tens of thousands of small businesses will receive insurance payouts covering losses from the first national lockdown, following a court ruling.

COVID-19 vaccination scam alert

COVID-19 vaccination scam alert

The Met Police have advised of cases of fraudulent calls and text messages offering the COVID-19 vaccination.

Brexit: Actions to keep business moving

Brexit: Actions to keep business moving

Following the signing of the UK – EU Trade Agreement, there are new rules for businesses which came into force on 1st January 2021 which require immediate action.

£4.6 billion in new lockdown grants to support businesses

£4.6 billion in new lockdown grants to support businesses

Following calls for further support, businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors are to receive a one-off grant worth up to £9,000, the Chancellor has announced.

Businesses & Venues in Lockdown 3

Businesses & Venues in Lockdown 3

On January 4th, the Prime Minister announced an Enlgand wide lockdown would come into force at midnight. Below is a list of businesses and venues which are required to close/may remain open in line with the latest restrictions.

BID provides additional public sanitiser stations

BID provides additional public sanitiser stations

To help control the spread of the virus and as part of the BID's work to create a safe and welcoming environment for residents, Orpington 1st have installed additional sanitiser stations for general pubilc use in the town centre.

Local Restriction Support Grant (closed)

Local Restriction Support Grant (closed)

Central Government is providing local authorities with funds to pay eligible businesses Local Restricion Support Grants (closed). This is a grant for businesses that pay business rates and have been told by government that they mu

 Furlough and loan schemes extended

Furlough and loan schemes extended

The furlough scheme has been extended until the end of April 2021 with the government continuing to contribute 80% towards wages, the Chancellor has announced.

BID calls for essential support for Retail, Hospitality & Leisure businesses

BID calls for essential support for Retail, Hospitality & Leisure businesses

Orpington 1st BID has joined a nationwide campaign calling on the government to provide additional support for our Retail, Hospitality, and Leisure businesses. Read Orpington 1st's letter, sent last week, to Gareth Bacon MP below.

Get Your Businesss On Google

Get Your Businesss On Google

Setting up your free Google My Business Account lets you easily connect with customers across Google Search and Maps.

Extended licence period for new Pavement Licence

Extended licence period for new Pavement Licence

Following Orpington 1st BID conversations with Bromley Council the licence period for the new pavement licence has been doubled, from 6 months to 12 months.

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.

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