New business grants for evening & night economy and culture businesses

Camden council has launched an additional grant programme to help support the borough’s evening and night time economy, as more live music and cultural venues reopen. There is a range of one-off grant payments available depending on the type or size of venue, including: Grants of up to £10,000 for live music venues Grants of […]

No quarantine for the fully jabbed from EU and US arriving in to England

From Monday 2 August at 4am, fully vacinated people from the European Union (Amber list countries) and United States of America, will not need to quarantine when coming in to England. This is potentially a win for the travel industry, however the US is currently still urging their public to not travel to the UK, […]

More ‘pinged’ workers eligible for daily tests, instead of isolation

In England, critical workers from certain professions and services will now be able to have daily tests in case they’ve been in contact with someone with covid. The tests will determine if they can go to work if a negative result comes back. Currently there are 800 sites being set up for this testing, and […]

Government published new Beating Crime Plan

The new Beating Crime Plan has been devised by Boris Johnson to ensure that everyone feels safe in their homes and safe on the streets. The plan involves reducing crime and violence, preventing incidents, ensuring the most dangerous criminals stay off the streets, help to successfully rehabilitate some offenders, and improve confidence in the justice […]

Camden Council submits Article 4 direction to withdraw permitted development rights

Camden council has issued an Article 4 Direction to protect commercial, business and services uses (Use Class E) in the borough from the new Permitted Development Right. Article 4 directions are usually made when the character of an area of acknowledged importance would be threatened. A new Permitted Development Right is coming into effect from […]

Latest West End Project update: July 2021

Key points Areas of Tottenham Court Road are now restricted to buses and cyclists only on Mondays – Saturdays 8am-7pm, this is a permanent change. Resurfacing work on Grafton Way postponed due to staff isolating. St Giles update: grills, uplighters and stainless steel planters being installed. Drainage facilities to be installed so more trees can […]

Only fully vaccinated can enter nightclubs from end of September

The government has announced that to gain entry to nightclubs or other venues with a large crowd from the end of September, people must be fully vaccinated. This has come as a disappointment to nightclub owners who were just celebrating reopening on 19 July. It is unclear how nightlife venues will be able to monitor […]

Member savings: Free Bike Register

As we promote the use of active, green travel modes such as walking and cycling, we have secured discounted bike registration and bike marking kits for members with the Bike Register, the national cycle database. Join the UK’s national, Police approved, bicycle marking and registration scheme. The Bike Register helps to protect your bike from […]

New simplified tax reporting for small businesses

Tax reporting and filling out returns has been made reformed to be simpler for small businesses. Making Tax Digital is a set of new measures to streamline the tax self-assessment system, and reduce the likelihood of tax avoidance schemes. Measures will come into effect from April 2023, to help reduce time on tax filing and […]

Local training offer: 15% off negotiation training for Fitzrovia businesses

Negotiation Mastery, is a local business offering workshops and courses in negotiation skills at 15% off to Fitzrovia businesses. Easily applicable to numerous scenarios, these courses can help you and your teams to enhance your communication and find solutions that are mutually beneficial. Simon Horton, founder of Negotiation Mastery and author of “The Leader’s Guide […]