Lambeth Council has announced a wide-range of initiatives to help businesses, voluntary and community sector (VCS) groups and the borough’s residents cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The package is designed to offer relief and has been put together following consultation with the borough’s business representatives.
The package includes:
- Rent relief
- Grants to businesses – Government have announced grants of either £10,000 or £25,000 for businesses who receive Small Business Rate Relief or are in the retail, hospitality or leisure sectors. Lambeth’s business rates team are compiling a list of eligible businesses and identifying where they have gaps in bank details or contact details. This list will be provided to us to populate.
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- Business Rates relief – the business rate relief support announced by Government is being applied to accounts automatically. This includes 100% business rate relief for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses for 2020/21.
- Business Task Force – Lambeth have established a Task Force with its seven Business Improvement Districts, coordinating our response and working up additional proposals to support local businesses and support the eventual economic recovery effort;
- Lobbying government to support our self-employed residents, many of which work in the creative industries in Lambeth, with additional measures to alleviate financial hardship.