Luton Council - 'Luton 2040 - no one in poverty' business consultation

Luton Council is inviting all businesses based in or operating within Luton to take part in a consultation session to discuss their vision for 'Luton 2040 – no one in poverty'.

Since September 2019, Luton Council has been consulting with partners and residents across the town to co-design a shared vision for Luton 2040, built around an ambition that by then no one in Luton will have to live in poverty.

Achieving this ambition has become even more important following the impact of COVID-19 on residents and businesses, and the council has brought forward an initial town-wide vision that will lay the foundations to achieve Luton 2040.

The vision outlines how the council will work to develop a more inclusive economy and reduce inequalities, as well as delivering on wider ambitions to become a child-friendly and carbon neutral town built on fairness and social justice.

To sign-up to take part in one of the virtual consultation sessions, please email the Luton 2040 team (details below) and tell them which of the following sessions you would like to attend:

•          Wednesday 29th July                       10:00am – 11:00am
•          Wednesday 19 August                     10.00 am – 11.00 am

More information
Luton Council would like to hear from as many people as possible so please share with staff, colleagues and your business networks.

If you are unable to attend either of these sessions but would like to take part in the consultation, please click HERE.

If you require any further information or to take part, email: or call: 01582 546778.

The results of the consultation will be published in September. 
“We’re Good to Go” Industry Standard

You can now apply for a free UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to reassure your customers that your business adheres to Government and public health guidance.

To support your re-opening and welcoming customers, 'We’re Good To Go’ COVID-19 industry standard and consumer mark is now available to provide a ‘ring of confidence’ for businesses, attractions and destinations as well as reassurance to local residents and visitors that clear processes are in place and that as a business you are good to go.

For further details and to go through the online process click HERE.
New plans for pubs, restaurants and cafes to offer smoking and non-smoking outdoor options

Customers at pubs, restaurants and cafes will soon have greater freedom to choose non-smoking outdoor areas following an amendment tabled to legislation in Parliament.

As part of the new Business and Planning Bill:
  • Pubs, cafes and restaurants to offer choices for smokers and non-smokers
  • Plans will help premises reassure all customers that they are open for businesses

Under the legislation, the Government had already set out a range of measures to help these vital businesses safely reopen and get staff back to work by making it quicker, easier and cheaper to operate outside.

For further information please click HERE.
Business events and conferences

Business events, conferences and events centres will be given the go ahead to restart or reopen from 1 October - adhering to social distancing.

  • Government to begin pilots to help plan how best to restart indoor business events
  • New guidance outlines how the nation’s conference venues can get back up and running safely

A number of pilots will take place at event venues across the country to plan for a return to large-scale events and test how best to implement social distancing practises. Details of these pilots will be finalised in partnership with the sector in the coming weeks . For further information please click HERE .
Business Support Guide

Our comprehensive coronavirus Business Support Guide has been updated to reflect the new phase of guidance as announced by the Government.

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