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Thu 08 Apr 2021 at 2:08pm

Launch of Recovery Loan Scheme

• new loan scheme will provide further support to protect businesses and jobs • loans will include 80% government guarantee and interest rate cap • government has backed £75 billion of loans to date as part of unprecedented £350 billion wider support package The Recovery Loan Scheme will ensure businesses continue ...

Thu 01 Apr 2021 at 4:20pm

Croydon Council launch business Restart Grants

The Restart Grant scheme aims to support businesses in the non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure, personal care and accommodation sectors with a one-off grant, to reopen safely as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. These grants are available from 1 April 2021 and applications should be made directly to Croydon Council (via the link below) ...
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Mon 29 Mar 2021 at 6:05pm

Workplace testing programme expands to offer free rapid home testing

Government makes rapid home testing available for all businesses with over 10 employees who cannot offer on-site testing Businesses must register interest by 12 April to access free tests Over 60,000 businesses across the country have already registered their interest to provide rapid tests to key workers. From April 6th, the workplace testing ...

Mon 29 Mar 2021 at 4:44pm

Remote working? Here to stay or a means to an end? Let's find out...

If you’re fed up of it then best to stop reading now. But if not, you may find figures released today by London Chamber of Commerce and Industry of interest. Those figures add to examples that you’ll have no doubt read about, where businesses have outlined ...

Fri 26 Mar 2021 at 6:14pm

Croydon BID members to Receive Reimbursement of Pavement Licence Fees

Any business that uses (or proposes to use) the premises for the sale of food and drink (on or off the premises) can apply for a Pavement Licence. This licence allows furniture to be placed on the highway to either sell food and drink or for people to use for ...

Thu 25 Mar 2021 at 7:11pm

Business ratepayers adversely affected by COVID-19 are to get a £1.5 billion discount on their bills

Ministers have today set out plans to provide an extra, targeted support package for businesses who have been unable to benefit from the existing £16 billion business rates relief for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses. Retail, hospitality and leisure businesses have not been paying any rates during the pandemic, as ...

Tue 23 Mar 2021 at 6:56pm

£2million super centre adventure park, Flip Out, to open this summer

The 30,000 sq. ft. venue will be full of amazing features, including a bumper car track, a ‘glow in the dark’ ice rink, themed mini golf, a huge inflatable system, Laser Quest, interactive football, a massive indoor interactive assault course, and an arcade area with all the latest games. ...

Tue 23 Mar 2021 at 12:41pm

CEO Blog - March 2021

It is exactly one year since the first lockdown came into force across England. As many take some time to reflect on the past year, the impact and the loss suffered, it is equally important that we look to the future and how together we can reshape, rebuild and recover ...

Mon 22 Mar 2021 at 3:29pm

Chief Inspector Craig Knight's Update to Croydon BID

Dear Croydon BID colleagues, Well, there is light at the end of the tunnel for what has been a financial year none of you will forget, I’m sure. Schools have returned and towards the end of the month we will be allowed to see a friend outside. I ...

Fri 19 Mar 2021 at 7:14pm

Leading Authority on Development in the South East, Richard Plant, Discusses The Future of Croydon

Talking with Richard, it is clear to see how passionate he is about the future of Croydon and its enormous potential as the ‘capital of South London’. In fact, after a year of such bad news, it was a breath of fresh air to hear from Richard and ...