On Tuesday 1st December 2020, Michael Stone, Chairman, issued the following statement to BBC London News:
The Kensington & Chelsea Chamber of Commerce supports environmentally sustainable, safe and healthy transport options, such as cycling.
The temporary cycle lane in its current form is detrimental to business on Kensington High Street and beyond, and we support its removal.
Kensington High Street is very wide, and we would welcome a full review of the streetspace to enable a safe and permanent cycle lane, whilst allowing for the free movement of public transport, and easy access to business premises.
The Kensington & Chelsea Chamber of Trade & Commerce Ltd
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
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
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
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
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
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 email@example.com
Active Travel Team