Business Support From Your Borough

London boroughs provide advice, support and information to local startups and established businesses. Explore support and useful contacts in your borough below.

Business support

Barking & Dagenham Council lists the business support services available to startups and small firms in the borough.

Libraries

Barking & Dagenham libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.

Business rates

London Borough of Barking & Dagenham is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries

Procurement

Barking & Dagenham Council provides advice and information to help business owners bid for public sector contracts.

Emergency contacts

London Borough of Barking & Dagenham provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings or structures.
  • Emergency repairs to council-owned property.
  • Extreme weather.
  • Street and pavement issues such as traffic lights, streetlights, signs and blocked drains.

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Business support

Barnet Council provides business advice and support. It also lists the business support services available to startups and small firms in the borough.

London Borough of Barnet provides signposting to sources of advice on business continuity planning.

Business premises

Barnet Council lists council-owned land and premises available to rent or buy.

Libraries

Barnet libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.

Business rates

Barnet Council is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.

Procurement

London Borough of Barnet manages more than 1,000 contracts worth a total of £1.1 billion. It provides advice and information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.

Emergency contacts

Barnet Council provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings or structures.
  • Emergency repairs to council-owned property.
  • Extreme weather.

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Business support

Bexley Business & Employment provides business advice and support to startups and small firms.

Local London E-Business Support Programme

The Local London E-Business Support programme is free for businesses in the boroughs of Bexley and Greenwich. It provides a tailored programme of businesses support that suits your needs. This could include help identifying the best social media platforms, improving your website or building an online community for your marketing effort.

Business premises

Bexley Council lists council-owned premises available to rent or buy.

Libraries

Bexley Libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.

Business Knowledge Hub provides access to databases and publications with essential information on starting, growing or changing the direction of your business. This includes access to Mintel at Central Library (Bexleyheath) and Sidcup Library, as well as in-library access to Kompass EasyBusiness (and remote access to library members), COBRA and other library resources such as CareerActive. There is also an up to date stock of books for loan.

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.

Business rates

Bexley Council is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.

Procurement

London Borough of Bexley provides advice and information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.

Emergency planning

Bexley Council provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Street and pavement issues such as traffic lights, streetlights and blocked drains.
  • Access emergencies.
  • Traffic accidents.

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Business Support Fund

The Brent Council Business Support Fund supports local businesses to access digital technology and develop their online presence. Subject to requirements, support includes access to a digital device, connectivity, a Microsoft package, bespoke skills and training, a marketplace and e-commerce platform. Eligible businesses must be trading in Brent and have less than 50 employees.

Business support

Brent Council provides signposting to sources of business support, funding and events for startups and small firms in the borough.

Business premises

London Borough of Brent lists council-owned land and premises available to rent or buy.

Libraries

Brent libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.

Business rates

Brent Council is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.

Procurement

London Borough of Brent spends more than £400 million per annum on services, supplies and works. It provides advice and information to help business owners bid for public sector contracts.

Sustainability and climate action

Brent Council provides advice to help local businesses reduce their carbon footprint and deliver efficiency savings.

Emergency contacts

Brent Council provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Emergency repairs to council-owned property.
  • Street and pavement issues such as traffic lights, streetlights and blocked drains.
  • Noise nuisances.

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Business support

Bromley Council lists the business support services and resources available to startups and small firms in the borough.

Business premises

Bromley Council lists council-owned land and premises available to rent or buy. It also provides an online database of commercial premises available in the borough.

Libraries

Bromley libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.

Business rates

Bromley Council is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.

Procurement

London Borough of Bromley provides advice and guidance to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.

Emergency contacts

Bromley Council provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Street and pavement issues such as traffic lights, streetlights and blocked drains.
  • Noise nuisances.
  • Access emergencies.
  • Extreme weather.

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Business support

Camden Council lists the business support services available to startups and small firms in the borough.

Financial support

Camden Council provides signposting to sources of funding for startups and established firms in the borough.

Business premises

London Borough of Camden provides an online database of commercial premises available to rent or buy.

Libraries

Camden libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.

Business rates

Camden Council is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.

Procurement

London Borough of Camden provides advice and information to help business owners bid for public sector contracts.

Camden Climate Fund

The Camden Climate Fund supports small and medium-sized businesses and charities to cut their emissions and lower fuel bills. Up to £10,000 is available towards installations costs for renewable technologies and/or energy efficiency improvements. Successful applicants are required to match-fund 50% of the costs, plus any additional costs over the maximum allowance.

Emergency contacts

Camden Council provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings.
  • Emergency repairs to council-owned property.
  • Street and pavement issues such as traffic lights, streetlights and blocked drains.
  • Transport issues.

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Business support

The City of London provides business support, advice and information to startups and small firms. It also provides economic research and intelligence.

The City of London provides advice and guidance on business continuity planning.

Business premises

The City of London provides advice and information on a range of property matters to startups and established firms.

Libraries

The Small Business Research + Enterprise Centre provides free start-up support, business workshops and resources to startups and small firms.

City of London libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.

Business rates

The City of London Corporation is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.

Procurement

The City of London spends around £200 million per annum on services, supplies and works. It provides advice and information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.

Emergency contacts

The City of London Corporation provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings.
  • Extreme weather.
  • Street and pavement issues such as traffic lights, streetlights and blocked drains.

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Business support

Croydon Council lists the business support services available to startups and small firms in the borough.

Libraries

Croydon libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.

Business rates

Croydon Council is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.

Procurement

London Borough of Croydon provides information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.

Emergency contacts

Croydon Council provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings.
  • Emergency repairs to council-owned premises.
  • Street and pavement issues such as traffic lights, streetlights and blocked drains.
  • Extreme weather.

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Business support

Ealing Council provides advice and guidance on business continuity planning.

Greener Horizons

Ealing Council is launching Greener Horizons, a programme to help up to 200 local small and medium-sized businesses get on board with the climate agenda. The programme will provide access to a carbon reduction toolkit to help you understand your current environmental performance and create an action plan, alongside bespoke professional advice to help you see your changes through.

Benefits of Greener Horizons include:

  • Improving your reputation.
  • Growing your customer base.
  • Safeguarding your business against rising energy costs.

To sign up, you’ll need to have an annual turnover of under £100,000 per annum and employ less than 10 people.

Find out more and register your interest.

Business premises

Ealing Council provides serviced office space to startups and small firms in Southall.

Libraries

Ealing libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.

Business rates

Ealing Council is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.

Procurement

London Borough of Ealing spends more than £280 million per annum on services, supplies and works. It provides information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.

Sustainability and climate action

Ealing Council provides signposting to a range of energy efficiency resources for small businesses.

Emergency contacts

Ealing Council provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings.
  • Emergency repairs to council-owned property.
  • Street and pavement issues such as traffic lights, streetlights and blocked drains.
  • Extreme weather.

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Business support

Enfield Council lists the business support services available to startups and small firms in the borough. It also provides advice and guidance on business continuity planning.

Business premises

Enfield Council lists council-owned land and premises available to rent or buy.

Libraries

Enfield libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.

Business rates

Enfield Council is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.

Procurement

London Borough of Enfield provides information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.

Emergency contacts

Enfield Council provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings.
  • Emergency repairs to council-owned property.
  • Street and pavement issues such as traffic lights, streetlights and blocked drains.
  • Extreme weather.

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Business support

Greenwich Council lists the business support services available to startups and small firms in the borough. It also provides signposting to local networking and training events.

Greenwich Council provides advice and guidance on business continuity planning.

Financial support

The Royal Borough of Greenwich lists sources of funding for startups and small firms in the borough.

Business premises

Greenwich Council provides an online database of commercial premises available to rent or buy.

Libraries

Greenwich libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.

Business rates

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.

Procurement

The Royal Borough of Greenwich provides information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.

Emergency contacts

Greenwich Council provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings.
  • Emergency repairs to council-owned property.
  • Chemical incidents.
  • Street and pavement issues such as traffic lights, streetlights and blocked drains.

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Business support

Hackney Council lists the business support services available to startups and small firms in the borough. It also provides advice and guidance on business continuity planning.

Business premises

London Borough of Hackney lists council-owned premises available to rent.

Libraries

Hackney libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.

Business rates

London Borough of Hackney is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.

Procurement

Hackney Council provides information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.

Sustainability and climate action

Hackney Council provides resources to help local businesses improve air quality in the borough.

Emergency contacts

London Borough of Hackney provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Emergency repairs to council-owned property.
  • Extreme weather.

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Business support

Business Helpdesk provides signposting to sources of business support and advice for startups and small firms in Hammersmith and Fulham.

Hammersmith & Fulham Council provides an Enterprise Club, which runs monthly enterprise workshops for startups and early-stage firms in the borough.

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham provides advice and guidance on business continuity planning.

Business premises

Hammersmith & Fulham Council lists council-owned premises available to rent or buy.

Libraries

Hammersmith and Fulham libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.

Business rates

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.

Procurement

Hammersmith & Fulham Council spends more than £250 million per annum on services, supplies and works. It provides information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.

The H&F Local Supply Chain Project is aimed at SMEs in the construction-related and property maintenance sectors. It helps local firms benefit from investment in the borough from property development, as well as procurement by the council and its framework contractors. Local SMEs can access support with tendering, accreditation, marketing and a pipeline of opportunities from buyers who are committed to procuring more locally.

Emergency contacts

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Emergency repairs to council-owned property.
  • Extreme weather.

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Business support

Haringey Council lists the business support services available to startups and small firms in the borough. It also provides signposting to sources of advice and support for social enterprises.

London Borough of Haringey provides advice and guidance on business continuity planning.

Financial support

Haringey Council lists sources of funding for startups and established firms in the borough.

Business premises

London Borough of Haringey lists council-owned premises available to rent or buy.

Libraries

Haringey libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.

Business rates

London Borough of Haringey is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.

Procurement

Haringey Council provides information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.

Emergency contacts

London Borough of Haringey provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Emergency repairs to council-owned property.
  • Extreme weather.

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Business support

Harrow Council provides signposting to sources of business support, advice and funding for startups and small firms in the borough.

Contact the council for more information about:

  • Marketing your goods to local residents.
  • Becoming a council supplier.
  • Support with recruitment.
  • Available premises.
  • Apprentices.
  • Business events.
  • Latest news from the Harrow Business e-newsletter.

Harrow Council provides advice and guidance on business continuity planning.

Business premises

Harrow Council lists council-owned business premises available to buy or rent.

Libraries

Harrow libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.

Business rates

London Borough of Harrow is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.

Procurement

Harrow Council provides advice, support and information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders. It also runs workshops to help local suppliers compete for council contracts, connect with local business owners and promote their firm.

Emergency contact details

London Borough of Harrow provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Emergency repairs to council-owned property.
  • Extreme weather.

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Business support

Havering Council provides business support and advice to startups and small firms in the borough. It also provides advice and guidance on business continuity planning.

Business premises

Havering Council lists council-owned premises available to rent or buy. It also provides an online database of commercial premises available in the borough.

Libraries

Havering libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.

Business rates

London Borough of Havering is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.

Procurement

London Borough of Havering provides information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.

Emergency contacts

Havering Council provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings.
  • Emergency repairs to council-owned property.
  • Extreme weather.

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Business support

Hillingdon Council lists the business support services available to startups and small firms in the borough. It also provides advice and guidance on business continuity planning.

Business premises

Hillingdon Council lists council-owned premises available to rent or buy.

Libraries

Hillingdon libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.

Business rates

London Borough of Hillingdon is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.

Procurement

London Borough of Hillingdon provides information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.

Emergency contacts

Hillingdon Council provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings.
  • Emergency repairs to council-owned property.
  • Extreme weather.

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Business support

Invest Hounslow provides information to help firms relocate to or invest in Hounslow.

Business premises

London Borough of Hounslow lists council-owned premises available to rent or buy.

Libraries

Hounslow libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.

Business rates

Hounslow Council is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.

Procurement

London Borough of Hounslow spends more than £160 million per annum on services, supplies and works. It provides advice and guidance to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.

Emergency contacts

Hounslow Council provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings or structures.
  • Emergency repairs to council-owned property.
  • Access emergencies.
  • Noise nuisance.
  • Street and pavement issues such as traffic lights, streetlights, signs and blocked drains.
  • Traffic accidents.

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Business support

London Borough of Islington lists the business resources available to startups and small firms in the borough. It also provides advice and guidance on business continuity planning.

Libraries

Islington libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.

Business rates

London Borough of Islington is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.

Procurement

Islington Council provides information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.

Emergency contacts

London Borough of Islington provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings.
  • Emergency repairs to council-owned property.
  • Extreme weather.

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Business support

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea lists the business support services available to startups and small firms.

Financial support

The Royal Borough provides signposting to sources of funding for startups and established firms in the borough.

Business premises

Kensington and Chelsea Council lists council-owned premises available to rent.

Libraries

Kensington and Chelsea libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.

Business rates

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.

Procurement

Kensington and Chelsea Council provides information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.

Emergency contacts

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings.
  • Emergency repairs to council-owned property.
  • Extreme weather.

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Business support

The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames lists the business support services available to startups and small firms in the borough. It also
provides advice and guidance on business continuity planning.

Business premises

Kingston upon Thames Council lists council-owned premises available to rent.

Libraries

Kingston upon Thames libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.

Business rates

The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.

Procurement

The Royal Borough provides information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.

Emergency contacts

Kingston upon Thames Council provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings.
  • Emergency repairs to council-owned property.
  • Extreme weather.

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Business support

Lambeth Council lists the business support services available to startups and small firms in the borough. It also provides advice and guidance on business continuity planning.

Financial support

Lambeth Council provides signposting to sources of funding for startups and small firms.

Libraries

Lambeth libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.

Business rates

London Borough of Lambeth is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.

Procurement

Lambeth Council provides information and resources to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.

Emergency contacts

London Borough of Lambeth provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings.
  • Emergency repairs to council-owned property.
  • Extreme weather.

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Business support

Lewisham Council provides signposting to business support services, training and events for startups and small firms in the borough.

Business premises

London Borough of Lewisham provides information on co-working spaces available to rent.

Libraries

Lewisham libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.

Business rates

London Borough of Lewisham is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.

Procurement

Lewisham Council provides information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.

Emergency contacts

London Borough of Lewisham provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings.
  • Emergency repairs to council-owned property.
  • Extreme weather.

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Business support

Merton Council lists the business support services available to startups and small firms in the borough. It also provides advice and guidance on business continuity planning.

Financial support

Merton Council provides signposting to sources of funding for startups and established firms in the borough.

Business premises

London Borough of Merton lists council-owned premises available to rent or buy.

Libraries

Merton libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.

Business rates

London Borough of Merton is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.

Procurement

Merton Council provides information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.

Emergency contacts

London Borough of Merton provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings.
  • Street and pavement issues such as traffic lights, streetlights and blocked drains.
  • Emergency repairs to council-owned property.
  • Extreme weather.

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Business support

London Borough of Newham provides business support, advice and signposting to startups and small firms in the borough.

Business premises

Newham Council lists council-owned premises available to rent. It also provides an online database of commercial premises available in the borough.

Libraries

Newham libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.

Business rates

London Borough of Newham is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.

Procurement

Newham Council provides information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.

Emergency contacts

London Borough of Newham provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings.
  • Emergency repairs to council-owned property.
  • Extreme weather.
  • Street and pavement issues such as traffic lights, streetlights and blocked drains.

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Business support

Redbridge Council provides advice, support and information to startups and existing firms. It also provides advice and guidance on business continuity planning.

Business premises

Redbridge Council lists council-owned premises available to rent.

Libraries

Redbridge Central Library provides business support, co-working space, training and online resources to startups and small firms.

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.

Business rates

London Borough of Redbridge is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.

Procurement

Redbridge Council provides information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.

Emergency contacts

Redbridge Council provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as dangerous structures and anti-social behaviour.

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Business support

Richmond upon Thames Council provides signposting to sources of practical business advice and resources for startups, small firms and social enterprises.

Business premises

Richmond upon Thames Council provides information about the commercial premises available to rent or buy in the borough.

Libraries

Richmond upon Thames libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.

Business rates

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.

Procurement

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames spends more than £100 million per annum on services, supplies and works. It provides information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.

Emergency contacts

Richmond upon Thames Council provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings or structures.
  • Emergency repairs to council-owned property.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Extreme weather.

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Business support

Southwark Council provides signposting to sources of business support and advice for startups and small firms in the borough. It also provides advice and guidance on business continuity planning.

Business premises

London Borough of Southwark lists premises available to rent or buy.

Libraries

Southwark libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.

Business rates

London Borough of Southwark is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.

Procurement

Southwark Council provides information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.

Emergency contacts

London Borough of Southwark provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings or structures.
  • Emergency repairs to council-owned property.
  • Street and pavement issues such as traffic lights, streetlights and blocked drains.
  • Extreme weather.

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Business support

Sutton Council provides advice and guidance on business continuity planning.

Business premises

London Borough of Sutton lists council-owned premises available to rent or buy.

Libraries

Sutton libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.

Business rates

London Borough of Sutton is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.

Procurement

Sutton Council spends around £200 million per annum on services, supplies and works. It provides information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.

Emergency contacts

London Borough of Sutton provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings or structures.
  • Emergency repairs to council-owned property.
  • Extreme weather.

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Business support

Tower Hamlets Council provides signposting to sources of business support and advice for startups and small firms in the borough. It also
provides advice and guidance on business continuity planning.

London Borough of Tower Hamlets provides information and advice for local traders to help ensure they comply with trading standards legislation.

Business premises

London Borough of Tower Hamlets lists council-owned premises available to rent.

Libraries

Libraries in Tower Hamlets are part of the Idea Store service. They are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.

Business rates

London Borough of Tower Hamlets is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.

Procurement

Tower Hamlets Council provides information to help business owners find and bid for tenders and contracts.

Emergency contacts

Tower Hamlets Council provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings or structures.
  • Emergency repairs to council-owned premises.
  • Extreme weather.

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Business support

Waltham Forest Council lists the business support services available to startups and small firms in the borough.

Business premises

London Borough of Waltham Forest provides information about council-owned premises available to rent or buy.

Libraries

Waltham Forest libraries are a good source of information for startups and small business owners.

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.

Business rates

London Borough of Waltham Forest is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.

Procurement

Waltham Forest Council provides information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.

Emergency contacts

Waltham Forest Council provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings or structures.
  • Emergency repairs to council-owned property.
  • Street or pavement issues such as traffic lights, streetlights or blocked drains.
  • Extreme weather.

Find out more

Business support

Wandsworth Council lists the business support services available to startups and small firms in the borough. It also provides advice and guidance on business continuity planning.

Financial support

Wandsworth Council lists sources of finance available to business and non-profit organisations.

Business premises

Wandsworth Council provides information on council-owned premises available to rent or buy.

Libraries

Wandsworth libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.

Business rates

London Borough of Wandsworth is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.

Procurement

London Borough of Wandsworth provides information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.

Emergency contacts

Wandsworth Council provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings or structures.
  • Emergency repairs to council-owned property.
  • Extreme weather.
  • Street and pavement issues such as traffic lights, streetlights and blocked drains.

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Business support

Westminster City Council provides signposting to sources of business support, advice and information for startups and small firms. It also provides advice and guidance on business continuity planning.

Westminster Investment Service

The Westminster Investment Service provides support to existing and new investors. Working closely with London & Partners and Westminster’s Business Improvement Districts, the service guides investors into and around the borough.

Libraries

Westminster libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.

Business rates

London Borough of Westminster is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.

Procurement

Westminster City Council provides information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.

Emergency contacts

London Borough of Westminster provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings or structures.
  • Emergency repairs to council-owned property.
  • Street and pavement issues such as traffic lights, streetlights and blocked drains.
  • Extreme weather.

Find out more

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