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Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Update – 02/07/2020

The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme currently allows you to claim a taxable grant worth 80% of your average monthly trading profits, paid out in a single instalment covering 3 months’ worth of profits, and capped at £7,500 in total. If you’re eligible you must make your claim for the first grant on or before 13…
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Free Careers Advice for Londoners

In this period of uncertainty, good quality careers advice has never been more important. High quality careers advice will play a huge role in helping citizens get back to normality, boosting the UK workforce and rebuilding the economy. National Careers Service Provides free, personalized and impartial information, advice and guidance on learning, training and careers.…
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Supporting the Employers

The National Careers Service London is here to support all employers currently furloughing staff, recruiting staff to essential roles or having to make workers redundant. They offer free, impartial careers advice and guidance, delivered by qualified Careers Advisors.

Government’s Future Fund

More start-ups and innovative firms will be able to apply for investment from the government’s Future Fund from today (Tuesday 30 June). Companies which have participated in accelerator programmes are now eligible for the popular scheme, more than 320 early-stage, high-growth firms have so far benefitted from £320 million of support through the fund, this…
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Free AA COVID CONFIDENT Scheme for the Hospitality Sector

The AA has launched a new COVID CONFIDENT scheme to support the safe reopening of the hospitality industry. The scheme aims to help businesses rebuild customer confidence as they start coming out of the lockdown. The accreditation scheme will confirm that an establishment has carried out risk assessments, safety measures and staff training, in line…
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Local SMEs – Staying Resilient – and Giving Back!

Tower Hamlets-based Advatech Healthcare Europe Ltd, a client on ELBP’s Building Legacies programme, normally provides specialist transport from home to hospital for vulnerable and disabled people under their Hippo Mobility brand name. This innovative company had previously equipped all vehicles with medically trained drivers AND video streaming so relatives can check on their loved ones…
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New ‘Ask Henry’ Webinar Series

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new series of webinars with one of our long standing and trusted business advisors and trainers, Sir Henry Boyle. The series titled ‘Ask Henry’ consists of 7 short, fun and informative webinars. These webinars have been developed to help Building Legacies members unlock their true potential…
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How to be an effective Virtual Networker

Three months ago, if I spoke to someone about whether they did any virtual networking, I would get a strange look followed by “Is there such a thing?” As a result of the pandemic and lockdown, many organisations including business networking providers have had to adapt where virtual networking, Zoom calls and webinars have now…
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Tower Hamlets Business Support Update

The government has delivered an initial package of support for small businesses through the Small Business Grant Fund and the Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Grant Fund for which eligibility was calculated via business rates payments. Recognising that many severely impacted businesses were excluded from these grants, an additional Discretionary Grants Scheme has been launched. This is aimed…
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MORTGAGE ‘PAYMENT HOLIDAYS’

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed the support that lending firms should give to mortgage customers who are either coming to the end of a payment holiday or who are yet to request one. The FCA is also reminding customers that if they can afford to resume payments, they should. For customers still experiencing…
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