19/08/2021 in Business COVID-19 Guidance Stronger

‘Recovery Ready’ online hub for small businesses

The FSB has launched a new online resource for small businesses The resource is a ‘Recovery Ready’ hub which highlights the following support: Moving on from COVID-19, how to make new business contacts, managing your cash flow and being ready for the unexpected. The Hub contains free downloads. To…

04/08/2021 in Business COVID-19 COVID-19 Uncategorised

Changes to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from 1 August

From the 1st August, employers are now required to make a 20% contribution towards the hours their staff do not work if they are part of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). Employers will continue to pay employer National Insurance Contributions and…

06/09/2022 in Business energy Grants Guidance Stronger

Cost of Doing Business – Practical advice hub

We are very aware of the ‘cost of business’ pressures currently faced by our members.  One of out strategic partners, the London Business Hub, has developed a ‘Cost of Doing Business Hub‘, bringing together practical resources and support to help businesses adapt and navigate the…

28/04/2020 in Uncategorised

COVID-19: Bounce Back Loan Scheme for small businesses as at 28.04.20

Yesterday, 27 April 2020, the Government announced the Bounce Back Loan Scheme for small businesses to support them through financial difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic The Bounce Back Loan scheme will allow businesses to borrow between £2,000…

01/06/2020 in Business COVID-19 Uncategorised

COVID-19: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extension and ‘flexible furloughing’

1 June Last Friday, 29 May, the Chancellor announced details of the extension and terms of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) for businesses. Tapered furlough support from 1 August From August 2020, the level of government grant provided through…

27/03/2020 in

COVID-19: Coronavirus Self-employment Income Support Scheme as at 27.03.20

Yesterday (26 March 2020) the Chancellor announced support for the self-employed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Coronavirus Self-employment Income Protection Scheme The Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will support self-employed individuals (including members of partnerships) whose income has been…

02/09/2020 in COVID-19 Guidance Uncategorised

COVID-19: Free downloadable posters to encourage hand-washing and social distancing in the workplace

2 Sept 2020 – As more people return to the workplace, it’s useful to ensure practical messaging about controlling the spread of COVID-19 is visible. A number of printable posters are available to aid this – simply click on each of…

12/05/2020 in COVID-19 Safer Uncategorised

COVID-19: Govt. guidance on how to make workplaces safe published as at 11.05.20

Yesterday, Monday 11 May, the government published guidance to help business owners ensure their workplaces are as safe as possible during the Coronavirus pandemic. The eight guides cover different types of workplace and are designed to help employers prepare for…

30/03/2020 in Uncategorised

COVID-19: New support for businesses as at 30.03.20

30 March 2020 The Government has announced further support for businesses in light of the COVID-19 pandemic   VAT Deferral Businesses can defer Valued Added Tax (VAT) payments due between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020. Eligibility – All…

08/04/2020 in Uncategorised

COVID-19: Statutory Sick Pay Rebate scheme information for businesses as at 08.04.20

8 April 2020 On Friday 3 April the Govt published guidance for the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate scheme for businesses in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This scheme will allow small and medium sized employers, with fewer than 250 employees,…

11/06/2020 in Business COVID-19 Stronger Uncategorised

Discretionary Grants Fund – Islington Council announces scheme details

10 June 2020 Islington Council has announced that the application process for businesses wishing to apply for a grant under the ‘Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund’ will open from w/c 15 June. The council has been awarded £2.8 million by…

23/04/2020 in Uncategorised

Reminder – claim now for Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Grant Scheme and Small Business Grant Scheme

22.04.2020 Islington Council has already processed over 2,600 grant applications and distributed over £43.5 million to local businesses under the Coronavirus Small Business Grant Fund or Coronavirus Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund. This level of funding makes the Council…

06/06/2018 in Charity Events Older people Stronger Uncategorised

STRONGER – Armed Forces Day Saturday 30 June 2018. Can you support with product donations?

Armed Forces Day is a chance to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community, from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. To mark Armed Forces Day, the Islington Veterans Association…

20/04/2018 in Business Stronger Uncategorised

STRONGER – FREE expert masterclasses for SMEs on commercial property leases

The programme offers a series of FREE masterclasses and 1-to-1 sessions in May for London-based SMEs who are looking to enter in to, or renew, a commercial property lease.   Funded by GLA, and delivered by Nwes, on behalf of…

19/08/2021 in Business COVID-19 Tfl Transport Uncategorised

Travel safety information for businesses from TfL

As the economy opens up and businesses are welcoming their staff back to the workplace, TfL has produced updated information for businesses to pass onto their employees to show how the public transport network in the capital is COVID safe….