Hounslow Chamber webinars
All are free, run for 60 minutes and start at 10:00 am:

Tomorrow - 18 th June - Business Task Force -

Cllr. Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council, is part of the panel.
Please be with us to have your business voice heard.

25 th  June - Green Energy

Panellists include:
  • Derek Myers, CEO of Beond Group, initiators of Zero Carbon Project, are on a mission to help West London — the UK’s 2nd largest business district, become the greenest economy in the UK.
  • Cllr. Katherine Dunne, Cabinet Member for Communities and Climate Emergency.

If you have missed our webinars, you can watch them now:  https://hounslowchamber.org.uk/10015
The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme has been extended
If you're self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been adversely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) use this scheme if you're eligible to claim the grant.
This scheme is being extended. If you’re eligible for the second and final grant, and your business has been adversely affected on or after 14 July 2020 you’ll be able to make a claim in August 2020. You can claim for the second grant even if you did not make a claim for the first grant.  Find out more about the extension to the scheme .
If you’re eligible and your business has been adversely affected you must make your claim for the first grant on or before 13 July 2020 .
Border and transition period announcement (courtesy of White Label)

The government has formally notified the EU it will neither accept or seek any extension to the EU Exit Transition Period.
Recognising the impact of coronavirus on businesses’ ability to prepare, the government has announced it will introduce the new border controls in three stages up until 1 July 2021.

  • From January 2021: Traders importing standard goods, covering everything from clothes to electronics, will need to prepare for basic customs requirements, such as keeping sufficient records of imported goods, and will have up to six months to complete customs declarations. While tariffs will need to be paid on all imports, payments can be deferred until the customs declaration has been made. There will be checks on controlled goods like alcohol and tobacco. Businesses will also need to consider how they account for VAT on imported goods. There will also be physical checks at the point of destination on all high risk live animals and a proportion of low-risk live animals.

  • From April 2021: All products of animal origin (POAO) – for example meat, pet food, honey, milk or egg products – and all regulated plants and plant products will also require pre-notification and the relevant health documentation.

  • From July 2021: Traders moving all goods will have to make declarations at the point of importation and pay relevant tariffs. Full Safety and Security declarations will be required, while for SPS commodities there will be an increase in physical checks and the taking of samples: checks for animals, plants and their products will now take place at GB Border Control Posts.

To support businesses with the new processes taking effect next year, the government has developed a new £50million package to boost the capacity of customs intermediaries – including customs brokers, freight forwarders and express parcel operators
Salesforce is partnering with Enterprise Nation to offer eligible small businesses the opportunity to receive a £5,000 grant to help them through the COVID-19 outbreak.
As we move more and more towards Video Conferencing please see this advice document from NABCP, on the security of these systems and things to consider
“Clayton Hotel Chiswick has BIG meeting rooms for your SMALL meetings, with the Tech to support!”
Please find attached a short video from CEO Pat McCann, outlining the measures now in place at Clayton Hotel Chiswick, to protect against the spread of COVID 19, and to ensure the welfare of our guests. Hoping this will assist in giving you and your guests the confidence that we are ready to receive you and your visitors.  
Oasis Accountants & Clarus Fortior are inviting for a Business Mentorship – Zoom meeting.

Topic: Business Mentorship In & Post-Lockdown
Time: Jun 18, 2020, @ 03:00 PM

  • Mentoring in COVID 19
  • Leading in Crisis
  • Key Success lies in clear communication

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 869 9238 0482
Password: 927645
Hounslow Chamber of Commerce is the primary support, networking, and representation organisation in west London for SMEs.

We support the interests, the commercial aspirations and the investment for some 18,000 firms - from Chiswick to Feltham, Heathrow to Osterley and Brentford to Bedfont - the Chamber is the voice for all businesses located in the borough.