Celebrating town centre Business Heroes
Luton BID will be saying ‘thank you’ to town centre workers and business owners as they continue to go above and beyond during COVID-19.

Teams and individuals who have been giving back and making a positive difference in the town centre will be recognised and celebrated in the BID’s new ‘Business Heroes’ social media campaign – starting this week.

Fergus McLardy, Luton BID project manager said: “We will be sharing some extraordinary stories via our social media channels over the coming weeks and months about those who have gone the extra mile during these challenging times."

Find out more and nominate an individual or business HERE. Watch this space for announcements of our town centre Business Heroes over the coming weeks too.
Christmas promotion
We are committed to supporting Luton BID businesses through the Christmas period. 

If you are running promotions, activities, special menus between now and the New Year, please let us know and we will help to promote them through our website and social media. 

Send details of your Christmas programmes to info@lutonbid.org or call us on 01582 566 299
Government outlines Winter Economy Plan
The government’s plan to protect jobs and support businesses over the coming months:
  • Central to plan is a new Job Support Scheme and extension of Self Employment Income Support Scheme
  • Over one million businesses will get flexibilities to help pay back loans

The announcement comes after the Prime Minster set out further measures to combat the spread of the virus over the winter, while preserving the ability to grow the economy. For further information please click HERE.

For further information on the Winter Economy Plan update in full, please click HERE.
Kickstart Scheme
We have been contacted by Impactful Governance who are involved in providing part of the Kickstart Scheme for businesses locally.

They are working on an employment scheme which offers businesses a fully funded employee for 6 months for 25 hours a week. Impactful Governance are currently collecting names and job titles to take candidates aged between 16-24 years old, who are on Universal Credit. The candidates will be referred to businesses for interview and the decision to appoint or not is down to the business as the employer. Additionally £1,500 will be paid to the employing business.

Find more information HERE. If this is of interest please call Andrew Waite on 01923 231 660 or email admin@ig-cic.org.uk
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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