Units Available in Enfield
Enterprise Enfield has a couple of units available at its Enfield Enterprise Centre, Queensway Ponders End, Enfield EN3 4SA.
- Unit 1 is 230sqft, £395pcm (electricity included, additional rates)
- Unit 34/5 is 363sqft, £460pcm (additional costs: rates and electricity)
For full details contact the Centre Manager, Joe Peck: 020 8805 2357, firstname.lastname@example.org
Prepare Your Business for End of Transition: Free Webinars
The UK has left the EU and is leaving the EU single market and customs union. The end of the transition period means businesses should take action now to prepare for guaranteed changes and new rules from January 2021.
To support business preparations, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is hosting free live and recorded webinars to help businesses check the new rules and understand the actions they need to take. Following the initial broadcast the webinars will be available on demand, they include:
- Services and investment – 11am, Tuesday 13 October
- Retail – 11am, Wednesday 14 October
- Automotive – 2pm, Wednesday 14 October
- Metals and other materials – 11am, Tuesday 20 October
- Electronics and machinery – 11am, Wednesday 21 October
- Consumer goods – 11am, Thursday 22 October
- Life Sciences – 11am, Tuesday 27 October
- Construction – 11am, Wednesday 28 October
- Aerospace – 11am, Thursday 29 October
For more details and to register click here
Covid-19 Support for Businesses
Chancellor’s Announcements to Support Businesses
The Chancellor announced yesterday a series of measures to protect jobs and support businesses, including:
- The new Job Support Scheme will replace furlough, starting on 1st November. More details..
- Bounce back loans can now be repaid over 10 years, deadline to apply extended to 30th Nov.
- Self-assessment taxpayers can now delay payments
- The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme has been extended for six months. More details
Local Lockdown Business Grants
The government has announced that businesses in England that are required to shut because of local interventions will now be able to claim up to £1,500 per property every three weeks.
To be eligible for the grant, a business must have been required to close due to local Covid 19 restrictions. The largest businesses will receive £1,500 every three weeks they are required to close. Smaller businesses will receive £1,000. For more details click here.
Mayor’s Resilience Fund
The Mayor of London has launched a £1 million innovation programme to support London’s businesses and community groups to emerge stronger from the current coronavirus crisis, and to ensure the capital is better prepared for future disruptive challenges.
Grants of up to £30,000 will be rewarded to projects that develop innovative solutions to the environmental and economic challenges facing the London’s economy. This could include new ways of using data and technology to identify and address vulnerabilities in supply chains, local food or energy production. For full details and how to apply visit: https://www.tech.london/resilience
Do You Need the NHS COVID-19 QR Code?
It is now a legal obligation for certain businesses to display a NHS QR code for customers to scan with their smartphone, to support the NHS COVID-19 app. Businesses include: hospitality (cafes, bars, restaurants), close contact services such as hairdressers and those in the tourism and leisure sector. The QR code will make it easier for people to check-in at different premises – as they won’t have to log their details in other ways. Click here to create your QR code These regulations will be enforced by local authorities who will have the power to issue fines of up to £1,000 – rising to £4,000 for repeat offenders.
London Businesses Urged to Prepare for End of Transition
With less than 100 days left until the end of the post-EU exit transition period, businesses across the capital are being urged to prepare for the implications. The call to action comes from London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, London’s Local Chambers of Commerce, Rajesh Agrawal: Deputy Mayor of London for Business, London Councils, and the City of London Corporation.
The implications won’t just affect businesses that trade or do business in the EU – all businesses need to assess the impact on their: staff employment, business travel, exporting, importing, international trade paperwork, costs, logistics, data protection, e-commerce, accounting and auditing, public procurement, intellectual property and taxation. Firms also need to consider impacts on their immediate supply chain.
To help London businesses in their preparations London Chamber of Commerce and Industry has launched an EU Exit Hub – visit the Hub for information on the key steps to take now.
Countdown to Change Webinars
The British Chambers of Commerce have organised a ‘Countdown’ series of webinars in the run-up to the end of the transition period. The free webinars will be full of practical information and advice on what businesses need to do now to prepare for changes on 1st January 2021. They will also guide businesses through the jargon and complexities of customs processes to ensure they understand what change is required. Forthcoming dates include:
- 75 days to go: Friday 16th October 2020, 10.00am – 11.00am
- 50 days to go: Wednesday 11th November, 10.00am – 11.00am
- 30 days to go: Tuesday 1st December, 10.00am – 11.00am
To register for a webinar visit www.chambercustoms.co.uk/events