The City of London Corporation

The City of London Corporation provides advice, support and information to startups and established firms in the City.

Business support

The City of London provides business support, advice and information to startups and small firms.
Website: https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/supporting-businesses/business-support-and-advice

The City of London Corporation provides economic research and intelligence to startups and established firms in the City.
Website: https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/supporting-businesses/business-support-and-advice/supporting-small-businesses

The City of London provides advice and guidance on business continuity planning.
Website: https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/supporting-businesses/business-support-and-advice/business-continuity

Business premises

The City Property Advisory Team provides advice and information on a range of property matters to startups and established firms in the City of London.
Email: cpat@cityoflondon.gov.uk
Website: https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/supporting-businesses/commercial-property

Libraries

The Small Business Research + Enterprise Centre provides free start-up support, business workshops and resources to startups and small firms.
Email: sbrec@cityoflondon.gov.uk
Website: https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/supporting-businesses/economic-research/small-business-research-enterprise-centre

City of London libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.
Website: https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/services/libraries

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.
Website: https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/services/licensing

Business rates

The City of London Corporation is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.
Email: businessrates@cityoflondon.gov.uk
Website: https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/services/business-rates

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.
Website: https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/supporting-businesses/tenders-and-procurement

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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