Other support for businesses

Other support available for businesses

London Business Hub

Businesses are able to access a wider range of support from the London Business Hub through the council’s involvement in the Hub & Spoke programme. The programme offers one to one appointments with a dedicated business advisor and up to 12 hours of business support, covering topics such as finance, marketing, strategy and property advice.   

For more information on this and other support, visit the London Business Hub

Business insurance

If you have cover for pandemics or government ordered closure, your insurers should cover your business.

Your insurer will be able to advise you on whether your policy includes cover for business interruption and whether disease outbreaks, like coronavirus, are included in your policy.

For more information, read the GOV.UK guidance and the Federation of Small Businesses guidance.

Government support schemes

Help is available for those who are ineligible for Statutory Sick Pay, such as the self-employed, to access benefits more quickly if they have to self-isolate. Find out more about the support at GOV.UK.

A telephone helpline to support businesses and self-employed people who are concerned about paying their tax due to coronavirus. Contact the HMRC helpline on 0800 0159 559. Find out more about the support at GOV.UK.

Creative and night-time economy support

If you are an arts organisation, business or individual working in the cultural sector, creative industries or night-time economy in London, please visit the Mayor of London’s Culture at Risk page to register your details for support, guidance and resources.

Other useful links