London Borough of Islington

London Borough of Islington provides advice, support and information to startups and established firms in Islington.

Business support

London Borough of Islington lists the business resources available to startups and small firms in the borough.
Website: https://www.islington.gov.uk/business/support

Islington Council provides advice and guidance on business continuity planning.
Tel: 020 7527 2000
Email: emergencyplanning@islington.gov.uk
Website: https://www.islington.gov.uk/about-the-council/emergency-planning-and-business-continuity/business-continuity-management

Business premises

Islington Council lists council-owned premises available to rent.
Website: https://www.islington.gov.uk/business/support/premises-lease

Libraries

Islington libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.
Website: https://www.islington.gov.uk/libraries-arts-and-heritage/libraries

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.
Website: https://www.islington.gov.uk/business/licences-permits-registration

Business rates

London Borough of Islington is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.
Tel: 020 7527 2633
Email: business.rates@islington.gov.uk
Website: https://www.islington.gov.uk/business/business-rates

Procurement

Islington Council provides information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.
Email: procurement@islington.gov.uk
Website: https://www.islington.gov.uk/business/opportunities/selling_council/procurement-opps

Energising Small Business Scheme

The Energising Small Business Scheme provides grants for works that help local businesses cut their carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency. Grants of up to £1,500 are available for measures such as lighting upgrades, and up to £5,000 for replacing a gas boiler with a heat pump. Eligible businesses must be located in Islington and have less than 50 staff and a turnover of less than £10 million.
Website: https://www.islington.gov.uk/business/energy-services/energy-efficiency-grants-for-small-businesses

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.

Tel: 020 7527 2000
Email: emergencyplanning@islington.gov.uk
Website: https://www.islington.gov.uk/about-the-council/emergency-planning-and-business-continuity/what-do-we-do-in-an-emergency

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