Making tax digital for VAT – Webinar

If your business is registered for VAT you must follow the Making Tax Digital rules, whatever the size of your taxable turnover. This means you must keep your VAT records digitally and submit your VAT returns to HMRC using compatible software. To find out more, join the live webinar. Making Tax Digital for VAT webinar […]

BT strikes October 2022

Hundreds of 999 call centre staff are set to join strike action in October. Around 40,000 BT Group workers will strike on 6, 10, 20 and 24 October in a dispute over pay not meeting rising cost of living, said the Communications Workers Union (CWU). 400 workers employed as 999 emergency call handlers are expected […]

Bond Street Elizabeth Line Station to open 24 October

Bond Street is the last station to open on the central section of the Elizabeth Line. Once open, there will be two brand new spacious ticket halls at street level, with an abundance of natural light, one at Davies Street and the other at Hanover Square. This will lead passengers to the 255-metre long Elizabeth […]

Mini-budget announcement main points

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Kwasi Kwarteng, announced an outline of plans to support UK businesses and households with the objective of cutting taxes to encourage growth.  This is a ‘mini-budget’ / new growth plan – a new full budget will be announced by the end of the year. Government is also reviewing […]

West End Project – September 2022

Prince Circus Update Road closure 3 October – 11 November for resurfacing the section of road between West Central Street and Grape Street will be closed. Work will be done in two halves to maintain access for businesses and residents. 12 Month review of WEP – now available to read, includes reports on healthy streets, […]

Business SOS

WORSE THAN THE PANDEMIC: BUSINESSES COUNT DOWN THE DAYS AS IMMINENT COLLAPSE OF THE HIGH STREET MAY BECOME A REALITY Following rumours of an energy prize freeze, over 150,000 businesses from across the UK are urging Government to act on spiralling energy costs which are proving more detrimental than the pandemic. The #BusinessSOS campaign warns […]

Upcoming strikes – Travel and post

Rail strike dates Saturday 1 OctoberWednesday 5 OctoberSaturday 8 OctoberRead more Post Office strike dates Friday 30 SeptemberSaturday 1 OctoberRead more Bus strike date Tuesday 4 OctoberNorth London Arriva services likely to be affected See what routes could be affected ——

Government’s response to call for hospitality visa scheme

The government has responded to the petition that has been shared calling for temporary 2 year visas for EU hospitality workers to support UK smaller businesses. The response from government is that there is currently ‘no plan’ to issue these specialist visas, and instead recommended investing in and developing the UK’s domestic labour force, and […]

West End Project September 2022

Gordon Square transformation consultation Have your say on the proposed plans to transform Gordon Square north outside the UCL Institute of Archaeology. The consultation closes on 4 October 2022. See the plans Share your views

Santander bikes and app to be upgraded for intro of e-bikes

For the introduction of E-bikes to Santander Cycle hire scheme and changes to their fares santander bikes will be temporarily out of action. To enable these changes, TfL are upgrading the hire system and its supporting app and website over this weekend.This means Santander Cycles will be temporarily closed to all users, from 8pm on […]