LCCI London Business Resilience Webinars

LCCI London Business Resilience Webinars

Kensington & Chelsea Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the London Chamber of Commerce to offer you a series of webinars called the London Business Resilience Webinars

If you would like to attend the webinars then please use the booking link 

We hope you find them useful 

OCTOBER

Monday 19 October at 10.45am – 11.30am

Black History Month: A Celebration of Black Business with Lord Hastings. Guest speakers Andy Ayim MBE, Creator of The Angel Investing School and Kenny Imafidon, Co-founder & Managing Director of ClearVie

Booking link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8537674114948050189

 

Tuesday 20 October at 10.30am – 11.15am

GDPR update: Practical guidance on collecting data from colleagues and clients with Penny Bygrave - Senior Associate;  Sarah Thorley, Solicitor, VWV

Booking link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4360564569204152845

 

Wednesday 21 October at 5.00pm – 6.00pm

A Quick Webinar on Expedited Arbitration - Sao Paulo Arbitration Week (SPAW) with James Clanchy, Maria Claudia Procopiak and Joe Tirado. Hosted by Jonathan Wood, LCAM Board Director

Booking link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4926078584117825295

 

NOVEMBER

Wednesday 4 November at 11.00am – 11.45am

Masterclass: Forecasting & financing your way to a brighter future with Sadie Channing, Senior Manager, Menzies LLP

Booking link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4332343405026007563

 

Thursday 5 November at 1.00pm – 1.45pm

Capital Conversation with Victoria Hills, Chief Executive, Royal Town Planning Institute

Booking link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7573857615007545358

 

Monday 9 November at 1.45pm – 2.30pm

EU EXIT: Keep moving: navigating business travel challenges and the UK’s new immigration system with Raj Naik and Jennifer Fackleman, Fragomen LLP

Booking link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6569582386089705744

 

Wednesday 18 November at 10.45am – 11.30am

LCCI export documents and customs declarations – key issues for 2021 with Peter Bishop, Deputy CEO, Davor Mckinley, Head of Export Documentation, LCCI

Booking link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1297280095078459152

 

Thursday 19 November at 10.45am – 11.30am

Capital Conversation with the Lord Mayor of London

Booking link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2655064805200481549

Job Support Scheme

Job Support Scheme

The Job Support Scheme is designed to protect viable jobs in businesses who are facing lower demand over the winter months due to Covid-19, to help keep their employees attached to the workforce. The scheme will open on 1 November 2020 and run for 6 months.

The company will continue to pay its employee for time worked, but the cost of hours not worked will be split between the employer, the Government (through wage support) and the employee (through a wage reduction), and the employee will keep their job.

The Government will pay a third of hours not worked up to a cap, with the employer also contributing a third. This will ensure employees earn a minimum of 77% of their normal wages, where the Government contribution has not been capped.

Employers using the Job Support Scheme will also be able to claim the Job Retention Bonus if they meet the eligibility criteria.

For further reading go to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/job-support-scheme

Kickstart Scheme

Kickstart Scheme

Kensington & Chelsea Chamber of Commerce is delighted to be acting as a gateway for the Kickstart Scheme and to help enable employers to create job placements for 16 to 24 year olds.

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.

The first placements are likely to be available from November.

Funding will cover for each job placement:

100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week

the associated employer National Insurance contributions

employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions

There will also be extra funding to support young people to build their experience and help them move into sustained employment after they have completed their Kickstart Scheme funded job.

Please see here for a short video outlining the scheme and see kickstart-employer-guide-7.0

Grants for Small & Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) to Access Specialist Support

Grants for Small & Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) to Access Specialist Support

Government have confirmed plans to provide the London Growth Hub with £1.6m from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to launch a new Small and Medium Size Enterprise (SME) grant fund. 

Eligible SMEs will have access to grants between £1,000 – £5,000 to help them access business and professional services such as legal and financial advice, or help to adopt new technology and purchase equipment that will help them get back on track, following the impact of COVID-19. The Fund will be launched next month and will be available for established businesses (12 months +).  There will be two separate pots of funding being made available: 

  • For SMEs in the Visitor Economy sector 
  • For SMEs in the wider economy (which covers all other sectors) 

Register your interest here

Kensington High Street Cycleway – Installation begins 28 September

Kensington High Street Cycleway – Installation begins 28 September

Email from the Active Travel team at RBK&C... letters to residents & businesses attached are here Letter to businesses KHS 140920 Letter to residents KHS 140920

Dear resident/business owner,

We wanted to update you on the progress of our experimental cycling route in Kensington High Street.

After our constructive discussions with you, we have now agreed designs and installation of the cycle lanes will begin from 28 September.  The first phase will involve installation of the cycle lanes and “wands” on both sides of the road.  This phase will be completed by the Council and will provide protected lanes for most of the route. The second phase - expected to take place by the winter - will upgrade the junctions to complete the route. This phase will be undertaken by Transport for London.

Please see attached letters containing further details of the scheme that businesses and residents near the proposals will receive from Wednesday. If you have any queries, please visit https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/kensington-high-street-cycleway or contact us at activetravel@rbkc.gov.uk

Kind regards

Active Travel Team

Innovation Grants available up to £50k

Innovation Grants available up to £50k

The London Resilience Fund working with the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP), innovation grants of up to £50k

Grants of up to £50,000 will be available to support designing and testing innovations.  The Fund is open to: town teams and business improvement districts, workspace providers, community groups, social enterprises, small and medium-sized enterprises, charities, boroughs and sub-regional partnerships.  More details here.