Luton BID Click & Collect
Luton BID is looking at the possibility of a click and collect service for Luton town centre businesses. 

Businesses would take orders online or over the phone and deliver the products to a BID managed Click & Collect retail unit located in the town centre for customers to collect their orders

If this is of interest to your business please let us know by emailing
Luton Council - Business Support Grants
Luton Borough Council has updated its business support page with initial details of the Business Grants available following the reintroduction of national restrictions.

Please note that applications for the grant will be taken online and will be available from 16th November. For further details please click HERE.

Details of discretionary grants are still to be confirmed.
Helping you promote your new ways of working
Our Luton BID team is supporting town centre businesses through this extremely difficult time. 

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to provide us with any information about how you will be operating over the coming month - online orders, home deliveries, takeaway services etc. Please email with any details.

We have updated our Business Continuity guide with as much details as we can, and this can be found HERE. If your business is missing or if the details are incorrect please let us know by emailing and we will update this as a matter or urgency.
Workers across the United Kingdom will benefit from increased support with a five-month extension of the furlough scheme into Spring 2021. This means:

  • Businesses and people across the UK given further support over winter months
  • The furlough scheme will now be extended until the end of March
  • The next self-employed income support grant will increase from 55% to 80% of average profits - up to £7,500

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will now run until the end of March with employees receiving 80% of their current salary for hours not worked. Similarly, support for millions more workers through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will be increased, with the third grant covering November to January calculated at 80% of average trading profits, up to a maximum of £7,500.

For further information please click HERE.
Courses to motivate your staff during lockdown
SEMLEP’s Growth Hub has identified local, national and regional virtual training courses to help your employees to learn and develop.

Want to motivate staff during these uncertain times? SEMLEP have made it easier to signpost members of your team to tools that will empower them to develop new skills this lockdown – boosting wellbeing and team motivation to benefit your business.

Visit the SEMLEP's Growth Hub website to discover the courses available HERE.
Business Support Guide
Following the introduction of COVID-19 national restrictions we have updated our businesses support guide with the new available information.

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