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Webinars - all are free, run for 60 minutes:


Business support for our BAME businesses, as part of Black History Month - 29th October - 10:00am

Panellists include:
  • Seema Malhotra - MP for Feltham & Heston
  • Nauzar Manekshaw - Branduin Business Support
  • Carol Sam - Ealing Council Business Growth & Inward Investment Manager
  • Beyant Ryatt - Hounslow Council, Commercial Manager, Procurement and Contracts Team

More details to follow.


Business Taskforce - 5th November - 10.00 am

Panellists include:
  • Cllr Shantanu Rajawat - Cabinet member for finance and corporate services at Hounslow Council
  • Tony Ryan - Branduin Business Support
  • Dawn Edwards - The Real Business Club
  • Nicholas Woolf - Nicholas Woolf Solicitors
  • Helen Roberts - CPGEXP
  • Alan Rides - Hounslow Chamber and West London Local Chambers
  • Shankar Devarashetty - Oasis Accountants

More details to follow.


If you have missed our webinars, you can watch them now: https://hounslowchamber.org.uk/10015
London is now under ‘Tier 2’ restrictions - which is alert level HIGH (Information courtesy of the Mayor of London)
This means:
  1. Londoners will be banned from mixing with other households indoors. This includes in homes, pubs and restaurants. When outdoors, Londoners must not socialise in a group larger than 6 people.
  2. Single person households can continue to form a bubble with another household. 
  3. New rules for exercising. Exercise classes can continue outdoors, but indoor classes will only be permitted if it’s possible to avoid mixing with people outside your household.
  4. Londoners should aim to reduce the number of journeys they take. If you need to use public transport, do so on off-peak times and wear a face covering for the entire journey. 
  5. Businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-secure manner, other than those that remain closed in law.
  6. Pubs, restaurants and other hospitality venues will still close at 10pm. Customers will still need to wear a face covering at all times, apart from when seated to eat or drink, and staff will need to wear a face covering at all times. 
HMRC advice

If you’ve asked your employees to work from home, and you’ve not reimbursed them already, your employees may be entitled to claim tax relief on additional household expenses they’ve incurred, such as heating and lighting.

From 6 April 2020, this tax relief is based on £6 per week or £26 per month (£4 per week, or £18 per month before 6 April 2020).

Making a claim is easy, tell your employees to go to GOV.UK and search 'claim tax relief for your job expenses'.

It’s quick and secure, and those who are eligible will receive their full entitlement by an adjustment to their tax code.
The government recently announced the Job Support Scheme (JSS) to protect jobs where businesses remain open but are facing lower demand over the winter months due to COVID-19. For more details please click here.
The deadline for West London Business Awards 2021 nominations is fast approaching! Entering the awards is free, though shortlisted candidates will be asked to purchase a ticket.

Click here for more details.
Updated: 2 October 2020 

20 October 2020 | 09:30am
Please find attached the October / November schedule of LCCI webinars for your information.
Record 16 Green Flag Awards for Hounslow parks and open spaces
This week it was announced that Hounslow has been awarded 16 Green Flag Awards for its parks and open spaces, a record for the borough.

The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for their management across the UK and around the world.

Fuller’s launches range of new marketing initiatives to drive trade

From Python-esque overnight promotions to free pints and financial incentives – there are lots of good reasons to visit a Fuller’s venue this Autumn
 
In the worlds of the Marketing Director, Jane Jones: “Whatever else is going on, it’s so important that we continue to make our pubs warm, safe and welcoming and that we give our customers as many reasons to visit as possible. We know our customers are missing their local pub – and the local pub is missing them too – so we’ve put together a package of promotions and treats to inspire and engage with both existing and potential customers.
 
“Fuller’s pubs have always aimed to surprise and delight – and we have the protocols and procedures in place to keep our customers and our teams safe and we are always delighted to see new faces and old favourites. I’m sure that most people don’t need an additional reason to want to go to the pub – but the nights are getting longer, the weather is getting colder, and we wanted to make our customers lives that bit brighter and warmer. We hope to see you all soon.”

Please click here for more information
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