Category Archives: Business support


Government launches expanded childcare support for working parents There will be two new government schemes which will be rolled out in 2017 – 30 hours free childcare and Tax-Free Childcare. 30 hours free childcare From September 2017, 30 hours childcare Read more…


In June 2017, LWARB launched its Circular Economy Route Map to accelerate London’s transition to become a circular city. London is growing fast. With the capital’s population predicted to reach over 11 million by 2050, a more flexible and sustainable approach to Read more…


6 July 2017 Good evening. I’m Andrew Dakers, Chief Executive of West London Business, and it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the beautiful setting of the House of Commons on this lusciously warm summers evening. As always Read more…


Delivery and Service Plans (DSPs) have the potential to mitigate potentially serious congestion issues across all street types from High Streets to residential roads but until now their use has been scant and their performance remains unknown. Many businesses, Borough Read more…


The Apprenticeship Levy and what it means for you as a West London employer If you are an employer with a payroll over £3 million each year, you will be paying the Apprenticeship Levy from 6 April 2017.   Read guidance on how Read more…


When I got into my car this morning my sat nav asked me if I was going to the station. It is intelligent and has learnt which days I take that route. Businesses are also using artificial intelligence (AI) to Read more…


Transatlantic clash under Friday night lights The London Broncos Challenge Cup home tie with Toronto Wolfpack will be played on Friday 17 March, at 8pm at Trailfinders Sports Club. The thrilling clash, drawn by Paul Sculthorpe MBE and Major Jack Read more…


Business Rates revaluation and what to do come April 2017 With the impending rise in Business Rates as a result of the ‘revaluation’, the West London Business team asked West London property agents Colliers, Vail Williams and Knight Frank to share their advice on Read more…


What should we make of the prospects for the UK economy just over a month into what promises to be another eventful year? On the face of it there’s much to be positive about. Growth has proved surprisingly resilient since Read more…


Need a grant for your genius idea? General Assembly partners Frank + Oak have always supported the entrepreneurial spirit. Now they’re ready to do more. Several times a year, Frank + Oak will grant a handful of socially conscious leaders: $10,000 Read more…