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Webinars coming up:

Understand how the Chancellor's budget can help your business and the high street re-open


Covid-19/Post Budget Business Webinar

Thursday 15th April at 10:00 am – 11:00 am

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hPlDhdoxST6twua5AZFl-Q



The Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented his second Budget on Wednesday 3 March 2021. In his speech he stated his Budget ‘meets the moment with a three-part plan to protect the jobs and livelihoods of the British people’. Let’s see if our panel of experts agree?  

 

Speakers: 

  • Julia Quilliam from Quilliams – property market and the budget
  • Nick Farmer, Partner of Menzies – budget implications
  • Kate Bull, Head of Economic Recovery & Regeneration at Hounslow Council
  • Georgina Wald, Corporate Communications Manager at Fuller, Smith & Turner
  • Alan Rides, MD at Hounslow Chamber and West London Local Chambers

 

There is no cost to attend the webinar, but you need to book your place: Click here to book


Sponsored by Hounslow Council

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New Incoterms, VAT for EU & Freight issues

Thursday 22nd April at 10:00 am - 11:30 am


"Your session gave me a clearer perspective on Brexit and how to trade with a more succinct plan over the next few months and going forward with the EU. It was great to get your experience and expertise, much appreciated." - Tanya Datta, Lily and Ribbon Maternity


Updates to Incoterms 2020 allow for the provision for the buyer or seller's own means of transport. We will also look at VAT for exports giving you all the information you need to be fully prepared to export your goods.


Click here for more details.

We're on track but don't blow it!


Step 2 of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown started on Monday 12 April.


From Monday, all non-essential retail; personal care premises such as hairdressers; public buildings such as libraries; leisure centres and gyms (with restrictions); and outdoor hospitality will be allowed to reopen. Self-contained accommodation such as campsites and holiday lets can also reopen.


While funerals can continue with up to 30 mourners, the number of people able to attend weddings, receptions and commemorative events such as wakes will rise to 15.


You will continue to be able to meet outdoors to socialise either with one other household or as part of a group no greater than six people.


You should continue to limit the number of journeys you take and will be able to travel and stay domestically overnight.


You must continue to work from home if possible, and travel abroad is strictly prohibited unless you are permitted to do so.


COVID-19 marshals will be out across the borough supporting businesses reopening and the Council has produced a toolkit for retail and hospitality venues below to help everyone keep to the rules and stay safe.


We are making good progress in the plans to lift lockdown but please remember that there are still steps we must take to keep ourselves and each other safe.


We must continue to work together, observe the rules and follow 'Hands. Face. Space' in order to prevent more infections, which would only reduce our chances of meeting the June 21 date and going back to our normal lives this summer.


More information

Business bounce-back toolkit launched

Hounslow Council has created tailor-made toolkits to support local retail and hospitality businesses to get ready for reopening on 12 April. As well as all non-essential retail opening up, pubs, restaurants and cafes will be serving food and drinks via table service outside, in gardens and terraces.


The toolkits contain vital information and useful resources about the new rules and includes things like the dos and don'ts of using outdoor space, how to apply for a pavement licence, a reopening checklist, as well as useful links to Government guidelines and rules. 


Business owners in Hounslow are also invited to sign up for free face-to-face support and advice in applying the Government rules to their businesses. To book a slot,

email info@saferbusinesshounslow.co.uk or

phone 07944 373 605.


Read the full toolkit

Welcome back from Lampton Leisure


Your local leisure centres in Hounslow are reopening on Monday 12 April. The teams are ready and excited to welcome you back and can’t wait to help you on your fitness journey! At this stage the gyms and swimming pools for adult lane swimming and Swim School will be opening across the centres. Other activities and facilities will be phased in when it is safe and viable to do so and in line with the COVID-19 roadmap.


To thank all of our members for their patience while we have been closed we will be giving you the rest of April and May free! If you are not a member yet, head to the memberships page on the Lampton Leisure website and sign up today.


All sessions need to be booked online prior to arriving at your local leisure centre, these are now available for you to book through the Lampton Leisure app.


See you in the centres from Monday!


Watch the welcome video

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Tax changes effective from April 2021


Click here for more details

February issue of Let's Talk Business out now


https://issuu.com/benham/docs/lets_talk_business_hounslow_and_west_london

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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.

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