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Supreme Court Rules in Favour of SME Insurance Payouts

Following the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) appeal to the business interruption test case, the Supreme Court has ruled in favour of SMEs receiving insurance payouts as a result of closures and financial loss due to Coronavirus. This means that Wimbledon businesses who had claims denied earlier in the pandemic may now be eligible for compensation […]

Talk of the Town 2020

We were delighted to welcome so many participants to our annual Talk of the Town event on Wednesday 11th November. It was a virtual meeting this year with a terrific turnout and, if you missed the meeting, a recording can be accessed here. (passcode: =V3sqTd!)   Helen Clark Bell, Chief Executive said: It is always […]

Security Update

At approximately 14:30 hours on Tuesday 3rd November police discovered a suspicious vehicle in St George’s Car Park.  London’s Fire Brigade and Ambulance Service attended and a large number of streets around St George’s Road were closed. Using specialist equipment it was established that the vehicle was not suspicious, however, it was a stolen vehicle.  We […]

Fortius Clinic Partner with AFC Wimbledon

Fortius Clinic has announced an official partnership with AFC Wimbledon, as the club’s Health and Wellbeing Partner. New to Wimbledon Town Centre, Fortius Clinic opened a state-of the-art orthopaedic and sports injury treatment clinic on 22 Worple Road, this past September, expanding their London footprint and bringing outstanding surgical and medical care to patients to the area. […]

Prepare Your Business for the NHS Covid-19 App

  New measures in place for the Hospitality, Leisure and Close Contact sectors: Businesses will need to display the official NHS QR code poster for customers to ‘check-in’ in support of Test and Trace (more details below). Pubs, bars, restaurants and cafés must operate table-service only. Pubs, bars, restaurants and cafés, including takeaway, are required to […]

Mayor of London Launches
Back To Business Fund

  The Mayor of London has launched a £1m Back to Business Fund, match funding up to £5,000 for small and independent businesses through the Pay It Forward London crowdfunding platform. The funding is intended to help businesses expand their operation online, invest in the future and adapt to safe, socially distant practices in sectors […]

Eat Out To Help Out Scheme

  The government has launched the Eat Out To Help Out scheme to incentivise customers to eat at restaurants during the month of August, namely on slower days of the week.   The scheme is valid every Monday-Wednesday from 3 to 31 August 2020 and your business can offer a 50% discount, up to a maximum […]

Merton Discretionary Grant Fund Scheme Opens for Applications

  Small and micro businesses with ongoing fixed property costs may be eligible for a grant from the Discretionary Grants Scheme if they were not eligible for the Small Business Grant Fund or the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund. This fund is significantly smaller than the previous coronavirus related grants and will only be […]

An Essential Checklist for Re-opening Your Business

  We have been working diligently to deliver timely updates and advice to help your business re-open safely. This checklist is intended for you to use as a guide to ensure there is a smooth transition back to work, regardless of the industry or size of your business. At this time, communication between your suppliers, […]

Government Guidance for Working Safely During Coronavirus

  The government has published guidance to help employers ensure that workplaces are as safe as possible during Coronavirus.  There is detailed sector-specific advice available, including managing social distancing, how to conduct and share a COVID-19 risk assessment and workforce management. Restaurants can continue to operate on a takeaway or delivery basis only until a […]