Webinars coming up:
Local Chambers Networking

Thursday, 4th March 10:00am - 11:30am

Members- £10 per person
Non-Members – £15 per person

A great way to hear what Chambers are doing across a wider local area to support businesses and most importantly a way to grow your network and do more business.
These events are always popular so do try to be with us.
A message from Cllr Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council

The roadmap laid down by the Prime Minister in Parliament yesterday is welcome news for every resident, family and business in the Borough. The chance of a return to normal life on June 21st is not one any of us want to miss.
But taking that chance will need three key commitments from us all. 

First, it relies on us taking the vaccine. The only way we can finally escape this dreadful virus is by becoming vaccinated against it. I urge you - take your chance when the call comes from the NHS. For you, for your loved ones and for the thousands of extremely vulnerable residents still at risk in our communities.

I know there are untruths about the vaccine, but you can get more information about the vaccine and how to get it here.

Second, we must continue to follow the rules. So much has been sacrificed and so many lives lost that we must not blow our chance. That means we must keep doing what we’ve been doing: following the rules; Hands Face Space, Keeping your distance, Wearing a mask.

Thirdly, we need to protect ourselves and others by getting regularly tested. If you do not have symptoms, get a rapid test. If you have symptoms, get a test at a local testing site or mobile testing site. If we test positive, we need to isolate to stop further spread. Any increase in rates will put the roadmap off-course. You can book a test here.

These are the things that will make it possible to return to life without COVID-19 rules on June 21st. 

If we go the wrong way, if we get distracted, if we go backwards; we will lose that chance. If we get it wrong, people will continue to become unwell and may not recover.

We have reached a point where the roadmap is possible, because the majority have followed the rules, made sacrifices and shown true 'One Hounslow' spirit. 

But remember, this is not over yet. If we are going to reach our goal, we must keep our eyes on the road.

The roadmap to COVID-19 recovery
We are currently preparing for Step 1 of the Government's four-step roadmap out of national lockdown. No changes will be taking place until 8 March. 

These dates are not fixed and are liable to change depending on data around the COVID-19 infection rate. For now please keep safe and stay at home.

Prime Minister publishes roadmap for easing of lockdown
(Courtesy of LCCI)

The information below is in a different format - repetition is no bad thing in the current circumstances.

The Government has published its roadmap outlining the steps for easing Covid-19 restrictions. The key dates and changes in restrictions are:

Step 1 (8th March)
  • Schools reopen.
  • Two people from separate households can meet outdoors for recreational activities.
  • 29th March – Stay at Home order rescinded
  • Rule of six reintroduced for meeting outdoors.
  • Outdoor sports facilities reopen.

Step 2 (no earlier than 12th April)
  • All retail, personal care, outdoor attractions, libraries and community centres to reopen.
  • Outdoor hospitality to resume, with no requirement on a substantial meal with alcoholic drinks. Night-time curfew not to be reintroduced.
  • Domestic overnight stays permitted for self-catering accommodation. Nonessential international travel still not permitted.
  • Public still encouraged to work from home.
  • The Global Travel Taskforce will report on 12th April with recommendations on returning international travel as soon as possible. Following that, the Government will determine when international travel should resume – no earlier than 17th May.

Step 3 (no earlier than 17th May)
  • Indoor hospitality, remaining outdoor entertainment, indoor entertainment (such as cinemas) can reopen.
  • Accommodation such as hostels, hotels and B&Bs can reopen.
  • Adult indoor groups and exercise classes can resume.
  • Some large events will be permitted, such as conferences, theatre and concert performances, and sports events. There will be limits on the number of attendees.
  • Rule of six or two households for meeting indoors.

Step 4 (no earlier than 21st June)
  • No legal limits on social contact.
  • Nightclubs and larger theatre events can reopen.
  • No limits on life events such as weddings and funerals.
  • Before Step 4, the Government will review social distancing measures. This will inform guidanceon working from home, which will continue until the review is complete.
Business planning programme, consisting of six online webinars.
Event: ‘Your Business Journey – Leading my future ready business’ programme in association with St. James’s Place Wealth Management Entrepreneur Club

Dates: 20th April to 25th May 2021

In the words of Vinay Tanna: “I remember a US series called MASH first broadcast in the 1980’set in the Korean War. There was a lovely quote I remember, "happiness is like springtime If you can't see it or find it, you just go ahead and make it."


How can I extend my lease? by Kiran Walia, returning partner. Kiran was a partner a few years ago and left to join a city firm, but has now returned with a wealth of experience in Commercial Property

Joint Tenants vs Tenants in Common - Do you know how to hold your property? Does it make any difference? by Matthew Goddard, Paralegal 

We continue to be open for clients and we are fully functioning across two offices with flexible home-working patterns. 

Keep safe and contact Vinay if you have any queries on 07780707060.
West London Local Chambers & Hounslow Chamber of Commerce are the primary support, networking, and representation organisation in west London for SMEs.

We support the interests, the commercial aspirations and the investment from businesses in Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham - the Chamber is the voice for all businesses located in the borough