Business Hero - Gabrielle Mckeown
The owner of Luton town centre pub, The Brewery Tap, has been a massive support to the local community over the years – running countless fundraisers and initiatives to raise money and awareness for charities and supporting business owners.

During COVID-19 and the half term holidays, Gabrielle Mckeown was so overwhelmed by the thought of children going hungry, that she offered free meals to families. She says helping others just comes naturally.

Read about Gabrielle - our latest Luton town centre Business Hero - HERE.
Big Change Luton
Luton BID is proud to be a key partner in the Big Change Luton programme - a scheme which has raised nearly £2,300 to help the homeless.

The BID's support has included funding the contactless payment points in the Travel Centre and The Mall. 

Read more about the positive impact of Big Change Luton HERE, and find out about how else the BID is supporting the programme HERE.
Luton Town Centre Masterplan – Have your say
The third stage of the Luton Town Centre Masterplan consultation is now under way and Luton Council is looking for your feedback from BID businesses.

The 'Reimagining The Town Centre' plan will guide changes in the area over the next 20-30 years - this is your chance to have a say on how it will work. Full details can be found HERE.
Act now to prepare for 1 January 2021
HMRC has written to VAT-registered traders highlighting actions they need to take to continue trading with the EU from 1 January 2021.

Find further details on how to prepare HERE.
PayPal Phishing Alert
The UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime - Action Fraud - received 21,349 reports about fake PayPal phishing emails between January to September 2020 - totalling a loss of £7,891,077. 

Criminals have been targeting people selling items online, by sending them emails purporting to be from PayPal. The emails trick victims into believing they have received payment for the items they’re selling on the platform.

Business Support Guide
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