London Borough of Merton

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

Business support

Merton Council lists the business support services available to startups and small firms in the borough.
Website: https://www.merton.gov.uk/business-and-consumers

Merton Council provides advice and guidance on business continuity planning.
Tel: 020 8274 4901
Email: civilcontingenices@merton.gov.uk
Website: https://www.merton.gov.uk/business-and-consumers/business-support-and-advice/business-continuity-advice

Financial support

Merton Council provides signposting to sources of funding for startups and established firms in the borough.
Website: https://www.merton.gov.uk/business-and-consumers/business-support-and-advice/business-loans

Business premises

London Borough of Merton lists council-owned premises available to rent or buy.
Tel: 020 8545 3071
Email: propertymanagement@merton.gov.uk
Website: https://www.merton.gov.uk/council-and-local-democracy/council-land-and-property

Libraries

Merton libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.
Website: https://libraries.merton.gov.uk/client/en_GB/merton/

Trading licences

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

Business rates

London Borough of Merton is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.
Tel: 020 8545 3919
Email: business.rates@merton.gov.uk
Website: https://www.merton.gov.uk/business-and-consumers/business-rates

Procurement

Merton Council provides information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.
Website: https://www.merton.gov.uk/business-and-consumers/procurement

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

Tel: 020 8543 9750
Website: https://www.merton.gov.uk/contact-us

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