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Support for Local Businesses and Employers

Resources for local businesses

Business support website -  The government has launched a business support website which will have full details of their current guidance, which will be updated as this changes. It also includes details about the recovery plan.

Webinars - The government is hosting a series of free webinars to help businesses understand the support that is available. These currently cover trading internationally, information to support small businesses, and the changes to reporting, regulation and tax. You can register to join up coming sessions or view recorded sessions that you may have missed.

The London Growth Hub - brings together the capital’s business support offer into a single online resource. It has brought together essential resources to help your business manage and mitigate its exposure to the impact of coronavirus. A dedicated  business advisers are available to help your business with the challenges of COVID-19. Access free one-to-one support today.

West London Business (WLB) has set up a Business Coronavirus micro website which includes a knowledge base, FAQs, and a dedicated volunteer helpline so you can talk to an advisor.

ACAS Further guidance and advice for employers and employees is available from ACAS  which gives employees and employers free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice.

The Federation of Small Businesses helps smaller businesses by offering members a wide range of business services including advice, financial expertise, and support.

Capital Enterprise is developing a resilience programme aimed at start-ups of all stages affected by COVID-19.

National Cyber Security Centre - Advice for businesses around cyber security as many organisations move to working remotely.

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed has advice for freelancers and the self-employed during the pandemic.

London Trading Standards are warning Londoners to be on guard against scams related to the COVID-19 coronavirus. These include emails from the government are offering a tax rebate to support people through this challenging period and several fake ‘coronavirus update’ apps, which claim to provide updates on the virus.

Pay It Forward

Crowdfunder are offering 100% free fundraising for businesses during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Small businesses who may be worried about their future can set-up a Pay it Forward campaign offering customers the option to book their services such as meals, accomodation or event tickets now, based on a promise to deliver the service in the future.

Find out more about Pay It Forward on Crowdfunder's website.