Category Archives: Business support


Keep in Touch with Clients and Staff Even when Self-Isolating with our new offer Many businesses are already closing premises or working from home, and worried about keeping in touch with staff and clients alike during the Corona Virus. One Read more…


This week Facebook has announced a major small business grants programme for small businesses in London. The COVID-19 crisis is more than just a public health crisis – it’s an economic crisis. Small businesses in particular have been most affected, Read more…


New data from the British Business Bank shows that businesses across London have received almost £9bn in funding under the government’s two largest Covid-19 loan schemes, the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme and the Bounce Back Loan Scheme. These provide Read more…


R&D tax credits have been around for about two decades and are available in over 50 countries. Here, BDO take a look at five examples of why they are currently more important than ever and how, as we emerge from Read more…


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As the UK enters the second phase in its recovery, Rishi Sunak’s plan focusses on job retention, job creation for young people, boosting consumer demand for the hospitality sector and green recovery. Job Retention Bonus The government is introducing a Read more…


Inspirational actions as the business community responds to Coronavirus These are some of the inspirational actions that the West London Business team has spotted in response to coronavirus.  If you see a great idea for business action that should be Read more…


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New temporary right to statutory unpaid Emergency Volunteering Leave The Government is introducing a temporary new right to statutory unpaid Emergency Volunteering Leave via legislation currently going through parliament. The Coronavirus Bill, which will be presented to Pariliament for its Read more…


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The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has presented his Budget for the year ahead – here are some responses from our West London members and partners. National insurance, tax and Entrepreneurs’ Relief The government has pledged to ensure that Read more…


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On 11 March 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his first Budget in the House of Commons, announcing the government’s tax and spending plans for the year ahead. Here are some key headlines for businesses: Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) will Read more…


The front line of combatting the challenges of Covid-19 comprises the extraordinary efforts of NHS health professionals, carers, and volunteers across the country, as well as the exceptional support by the FCO to UK citizens abroad. The Bank of England’s Read more…