Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

This is the Government’s main site listing all nationally available packages of support to businesses, and how to apply. You can see a summary of the support available for businesses through the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus/business-support

I have been lobbying the Treasury hard to ensure the voices of Vauxhall businesses and the self-employed are heard. The Government’s unprecedented package of financial support is welcome, but it hasn’t come quickly enough and not all businesses or self-employed workers are covered. I will continue to raise my concerns with the Treasury and please contact me if you have any questions or need assistance.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses

Lambeth Council

This is the Council’s main site for all information about support for local businesses and the actions the Council is taking to support the local economy.

https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/information-for-businesses

Lambeth Council Business Helpline Service

The team is answering any queries that businesses may have relating to both government initiatives such as grants and business rate relief, and Lambeth initiatives such as rent relief for tenants.

Phone: 0207 926 2344 (Open every day from 9am-5pm)

Email: enterprise@lambeth.gov.uk

The Arch Company

This information is only for those small businesses who are tenants of the Arch Company. They have set up a Coronavirus Support Unit and are offering a 3-month rent free period to assist them through the Coronavirus crisis. Apply online via the link below.

https://www.thearchco.com/existing-tenants/coronavirus-support-unit/

London Growth Hub

Their team of business advisers is offering free support to any London business through the current crisis, and beyond. Their advisers can help you work out your next steps, create a plan of action and help you access the resources, support and initiatives needed to sustain your business through this challenging period.

They will arrange a one-to-one 1-hour call or video meeting using a variety of platforms including Skype, Zoom and WhatsApp. Book online using the link below. You can select any of their advisors listed but Simon Paul is based at their Vauxhall Hub.

https://www.growthhub.london/covid-19-coronavirus-support-for-businesses-and-employers/

HMRC Tax Helpline

The official helpline to support businesses and self-employed people concerned about not being able to pay their tax due to Coronavirus.

Phone: 0800 024 1222 (Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm)

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/tax-helpline-to-support-businesses-affected-by-coronavirus-covid-19

Federation of Small Businesses

The Federation is a well-established non-profit organisation that campaigns on behalf of its members. They are nationally recognised experts in business and have set up a Coronavirus page on their website with advice and guidance specifically for small and medium size businesses and self-employed workers. They also offer a free webinar (on demand) that explains what financial assistance is available.

https://www.fsb.org.uk/campaign/covid19.html

Lambeth Business Improvement Districts (BIDs)

There are 7 BIDs in Lambeth focussed on improving the trading environment for businesses through various initiatives. Funded by a levy on local businesses, they give businesses a role in the development of their area. The below BIDs cover Vauxhall constituency – some of them have suspended the BID levy.

https://www.brixtonbid.co.uk/covid-19/

https://www.thisisclapham.co.uk/news/

https://southbankbid.co.uk/

https://vauxhallone.co.uk/news/covid-19-–-update-vauxhall-one

https://wearewaterloo.co.uk/

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