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Autumn Budget 2021

Taxation, Wages & Reliefs Universal Credit taper rate will be cut by 8% no later than 1 December, bringing it down from 63% to 55% – allowing claimants to keep more of the payment. A 50% […]

Co-Innovate Journeys

Co-Innovate Journeys is a project based at Brunel University building on the internationally renowned work of Brunel University London.  The project promotes innovation and provides advice and guidance to London-based small and medium sized enterprises.  […]

Don’t be a victim of digital scammers, warns HMRC

Taxpayers are being urged to remain cautious of digital approaches claiming to be from HMRC, as tax-related scams have almost doubled in the past 12 months. Writing to voluntary and community sector groups this week, HMRC’s […]

Autumn Budget 2021 – Expectations

The autumn Budget will take place on 27 October 2021 Capital gains tax rates to rise? Increasing capital gains tax, possibly by aligning with income tax rates, would be a more visible tax rise but […]

Invitation to Digital Creative Network West Event

Where creativity meets Technology in West London! Thursday 7 October, 2021 4:00 – 5:30 A network for those in TV/Film, media and the digital creative space in West London  Details REGISTER: Following its successful […]

Read all about it!

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but when you’re trying to create a good impression we feel perhaps you should. From stapled booklets to perfect bound brochures we offer a wide […]

Business Heads Together Summer Series

This is your personal invitation to the Timeless IMS Business Heads Together Summer Series, with special guest – Gus Saggu. Gus is a NED & Board Adviser, Executive board leader, Fellow of the Association of […]

Capital allowances: The ‘Super-Deduction’

Budget 2021 included a temporary increase to capital allowances for companies:  • 130% ‘super-deduction’ in terms of the acquisition of most brand new (unused) plant and machinery that is eligible for the usual main rate […]

PM confirms 1.25% increase to NIC and Dividend tax rates w.e.f April 22

National insurance contributions and dividend tax rates will increase by 1.25 percentage points across the UK from April 2022, with the projected £12bn annual income to be ringfenced to pay for health and social care. […]

Make your message stick….

Stickers are a great way to add some colour and pizzazz to otherwise dull and plain packaging. Adding a well-designed label can help your products stand out on the shelf and promote your brand. If […]

COVID-19 Updates

6/07/21  Grants available! – – 2/07/21  Heathrow talking about sustainable aviation fuel – 7th July – 28/06/21  Update: Are you ready to submit a winning bid? – – 24/06/21  Update: So much […]

Ajar Technology quarterly newsletter issue 2

Welcome to Issue 2 of the Ajar newsletter! We are pleased to issue our second quarterly newsletter to let you know what we have been up to over the past few months. We had some […]

Director’s Loan Cognizance

A Director’s Loan Account (DLA) is “Money taken from your company’s accounts that cannot be classed as salary, dividends or legitimate expenses”. In many cases, Directors are unaware that even owe money to the company. […]

PCR testing – Ages 18 or over can now get vaccinated

Get a PCR test at a mobile or local test site near you! It’s important that you get a PCR test as soon as you can to identify any new variants of concern and keep […]

Bounce Back Loans – When Could Directors be Made Liable?

Bounce Back Loans – When Could Directors be Made Liable? Since they were introduced in May of last year (2020), more than one million Bounce Back Loans have been approved, with more than £30bn of […]

CSSC London GREEN Message – GLA – Bulletin 3 June 2021

PLEASE SHARE THIS COMMUNICATION When forwarding please respect the integrity of CSSC messages and do not alter the content or formatting of the authoritative message. Industry Sector Leaders, COMMS – Greater London Authority’s (GLA) Launch […]

PVA Newsletter: London Festival of Architecture

  For recent articles go to: Approval for latest stage of the depot transformation project Former Northamptonshire prison hospital to be turned into ‘executive-style’ accommodation for businesses   There is often a lot of fizzle […]

Oasis – Recovery Loan Scheme

  About the scheme Launched on 6 April 2021, the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) provides financial support to businesses across the UK as they recover and grow following the coronavirus pandemic. You can apply to […]

Oasis – Tax changes effective from April 2021

Wages and salary changes for 2021/22 Minimum and living wage amounts There are increases in the minimum wages you must pay to employees as of April 2021. New to the 2021/22 tax year is that […]

COVID-19 Business Update – 12 March 2021

Business grants – up to £25,000 available There is only one week left for your business to apply for one of three grants to help offset the financial burden caused by COVID-19. Part of the […]

Creative Network West

Our Spring/Summer Programme I’ve been busy programming the next six months or so and can now share some of the events we have planned. These include a funding workshop, a life drawing session, and approaches […]

Simon inc – Newsletter

2020 has been a shocker of a year for so many people in so many ways. But amongst the tragedy and hardship, there has been a great positivity in the way that businesses and individuals […]

UENI wants to help thousands of new businesses get online

Let’s build every small business a free website by Christmas  Our campaign is a simple one: we aim to create a free website for any small business that wants one. The free website enables the […]

Fuller’s launches range of new marketing initiatives to drive trade

    From Python-esque overnight promotions to free pints and financial incentives – there are lots of good reasons to visit a Fuller’s venue this Autumn Fuller’s, the premium pubs and hotels business, has launched […]

Oasis Accountants – Update on Government Support

Job Support Scheme The government recently announced the Job Support Scheme (JSS) to protect jobs where businesses remain open but are facing lower demand over the winter months due to COVID-19. Under JSS the government […]

Mediation CPD course with Radanks Ltd


  [East Sheen, London, 1st October 2020]: Artisan Accounts based in East Sheen in South West London will be given a spell in the limelight as part of this year’s Small Biz 100, a national […]

Creative Network Newsletter, 26 Sep 2020

With the latest restrictions, we are continuing with online activities until at least March 2021. If you’d like to feature your creative start-up in our November special issue, don’t forget our Creative Start-Ups Call-Out. Deadline: […]

Guidance on the Job Support Scheme (JSS)

The JSS is the second phase in UK government support measure for organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic. What you need to know? JSS will open on 1 November 2020 and run for six months, until […]

Richmond Hill Hotel New/Current Offers

Conference & Events Meet Out to Help Out offer: £10 discount per delegate on DDR and 24hr Rates applied automatically at enquiry level Please contact our onsite team who will partner with you to truly […]

Second Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant

The Government grant for self-employed individuals whose businesses have been adversely affected by coronavirus – is made up of two grants. The first grant closed on 13 July 2020, but the second and final grant […]

Kickstart Scheme – A Guide for Employers

The idea is that a young person at risk of long-term unemployment gets a placement and some valuable experience/training while the employer gets additional resource that the Government foots the bill for. What is the […]


With less than six months to go until the end of the transition period, and even though it has never been completely off the agenda, businesses have no time to waste in completing their Brexit […]

R&D Tax Relief & its Benefits

Research and Development (R&D) reliefs support companies that work on innovative projects in science and technology. It can be claimed by a range of companies that seek to research or develop an advance in their […]

An update on Heathrow’s operations

COVID-19 continues to weigh heavily on travel demand with Heathrow’s passenger numbers down by over 95% compared to the start of last year’s summer season. Since the beginning of this pandemic traffic and passenger numbers […]

Oasis info on First-time Buyer Stamp Duty

Last week, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced several new initiatives to help jumpstart the economy. The main aim of his Summer Statement was to outline the government’s plan to stabilise the workforce and to stimulate new […]

Dagenham film studios plan approved

Plans for new Hollywood-style film studios in Dagenham, east London, have been approved by councillors. The £110 million proposals include sound stages and workshops on a 22-acre former pharmaceutical factory site at London East Business […]

Coronavirus Q&A: deferral of VAT payments

HMRC has set out answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the government’s VAT payments deferral measures, including which businesses are eligible and what will happen afterward. The VAT payments deferral measures […]

Hyatt Place West London is re-opening – 4th July

Hyatt Place West London Hayes is preparing to be open from 4th July 2020. Their primary concern at this time is the safety of their teams and guests, so they will be operating in line […]

Spa de Sal re-opens its doors on Monday 6th July.

People who know salt therapy have been waiting with bated breath for this news.  Finally, after 15 weeks of closure due to Government lockdown, they can start taking their regular relaxing hour of salt therapy […]

The very modest West London home where Freddie Mercury lived as a teenager

Self employed income support scheme explained!

What are my ‘trading profits’? HMRC Guidance indicates that, in calculating trading profits, they will deduct: Allowable business expenses (e.g. deductible costs of travel, premises, staff stock etc.). The £1,000 trading allowance (where claimed instead of […]

Hounslow Chamber member, Ash Sanjenbam launches innovative sanitising station.

Hygiene Station that brings safety and confidence back in your business. Woodnet Lifestyles Ltd., seller of SaniPro Stations has been established on the back of the current pandemic. Ash Sanjenbam, MD of Woodnet Lifestyles Ltd, […]

HR Dept – Getting back to business beyond lockdown

Everything Speaks! How we as employers act now will be remembered by employees, customers and the local community long after the present health and economic crises end. Helping employees return to a safe place of […]

SMEs are being denied Business Interruption Insurance claims

Thanks for signing our open letter to the Association of British Insurers. Our campaign is growing in numbers and is catching the eye of the media. Last week we spoke to The Sunday Times, the […]

Bank of England Monetary Policy Report – May 2020

Please find attached the following link to the May Monetary Policy Report; this will include PowerPoint slides and Excel sheets containing the final charts and tables, as well as the visual summary.   MPR and […]

The Red Lion, Ealing, opens its doors as a Community Store

The Red Lion in Ealing has opened its doors to the local neighbourhood in a temporary new role as a community store. Like all pubs, The Red Lion is unable to operate in its usual […]

Hounslow Town Centre – The Way Ahead

Summary: A local government film seeking public comment of redevelopment plans for Hounslow.

Rugby stars to speak at Fuller’s pubs in March

Fuller’s has partnered with London Pride and Guinness to host events with rugby stars Danny Care, Lewis Moody, Ben Kay, David Flatman and Tom Shanklin in selected pubs throughout March. The events will include a […]


Seven days a week, 362 days a year, early until late banking arrives in Hammersmith Grand opening celebrations take place on Friday 14 February More than 2,500 safe deposit boxes available to be reserved now […]

Brentford FC x The Shire London

North London venue join the Brentford Football Club partnership family The Shire London, the only UK golf course designed by the legendary Seve Ballesteros, have joined forces with Brentford Football Club as an Official Club […]

Ibis Styles London Heathrow Airport East hotel opens in style

On Thursday 30th January, Splendid Hospitality Group hosted the launch party and ribbon cutting for the new ibis Styles London Heathrow Airport East hotel. The event was attended by over 100 guests consisting of Splendid […]

Microbusiness Training Programmes

We are pleased to announce the Microbusiness launch event was published yesterday afternoon on Eventbrite For more infomation click the link below: Self Employed Business Support Flyer  

Kate Eastwood joins Fuller’s as Operations Director – City

Fuller, Smith & Turner PLC, the premium pubs and hotels business, today [3 February 2020] announces the appointment of Kate Eastwood to the role of Operations Director for the City division. Kate has a background […]

The reason why Hounslow Council will continue to fly the EU flag after Brexit

Britain has officially left the EU, but in our hugely diverse capital not everyone is happy about the impact Brexit may have. Local councils across London are helping EU nationals to apply to settle in the […]

Brentford FC x Tela Technology

Technology, telephony and IT service providers partner with The Bees Tela Technology, a trusted provider of business communication solutions across mobile, telephony, connectivity, unified communications and IT managed services, have joined the Brentford Football Club […]

Clarendon School opens new Sensory Room

thanks to The Cabbage Patch 10 The Cabbage Patch pub in Twickenham raised £15,000 for Clarendon School through the 2019 Cabbage Patch 10, enabling the school to build a new sensory room in its Secondary […]


The new Art Deco inspired ibis Styles London Heathrow East hotel is now open. Situated in a prime West London location and just a short drive from Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the ideal location […]

University of West London on board for Brentford FC’s last Emirates FA Cup campaign at Griffin Park

With Brentford Football Club preparing for what may be their final Emirates FA Cup tie at their historic Griffin Park home, the University of West London have further expanded their long-standing partnership. Brentford – third […]

IKEA comes to Hammersmith

IKEA UK has announced plans to open a ‘unique’ store in Hammersmith. Its uniqueness comes from its relatively small size. IKEAs are normally the size of a small town, but this one represents ‘a whole new […]


The new ibis Styles hotel will open in December Accor, the leading augmented hospitality group, today announces that the newly built ibis Styles London Heathrow East will open by the end of December. The hotel […]

Financial results for the 26 weeks ended 28 September 2019 A solid start for our focused premium pubs and hotels business

Financial Highlights • £164.5 million profit from the sale of the Fuller’s Beer Business • Revenue* up 6% to £174.8 million (H1 2019: £165.0 million) Comparable basis, excluding the impact of IFRS 16*: • Adjusted […]

Sadia Barlow Photography

Sadia Barlow Photography is a Hounslow based husband and wife team and work with entrepreneurs and SMEs on their personal branding portfolio.  From time to time they like to collaborate with local professionals and for […]

Thomas Cook refunds 40,000 customers by deadline

About 40,000 customers owed money after Thomas Cook’s demise have been refunded within a promised 60-day deadline, according to latest figures. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) initially said all 67,000 claims made on the first […]

Sadia Barlow Photography Giveaway

To celebrate the Launch of its new Personal Branding Photography Service, Sadia Barlow Photography, a Boutique Photography Business based in London, has decided to mark the launch by giving away a high-end personal branding photo […]

Brentford Travelodge Fire Being Treated as Suspicious

The Metropolitan police have confirmed to that they are now treating the fire that took place at the Travelodge Hotel as suspicious. 160 staff and guests including small children had to be evacuated from […]

Accor Announces Opening of Ibis Styles London Heathrow East

Accor, the leading augmented hospitality group, announces that the newly built ibis Styles London Heathrow Airport East will open by the end of December.  The hotel has been conceived in partnership with Splendid Hospitality Group, […]

The Get Together: celebrating 174 years of Fuller’s

On Tuesday 19 November, Fuller, Smith and Turner, the premium pub and hotel business, is holding The Get Together – an anniversary event held across all its managed pubs. In 1845, the partnership papers of […]


Capital West London, the groundbreaking inward investment and trade promotion programme commissioned by the West London Alliance, has published a manifesto  for the Creative Industries in West London, aimed at cementing the sub-region’s place as […]

The Magazine TW7 & TW8

The Magazine Tw7 & TW8 is a Monthly publication. The magazine focuses on bringing local businesses and communities together to connect. The areas covered are Osterley, Isleworth, Brentford and Syon. Coverage on local events, businesses, […]

Garner & Hancock Myth Busting Seminar

Hounslow Chamber of commerce COO Sally Smith and Director Alan rides attended the Garner & Hancock Myth Busting Seminar. They were very pleased to have attended the seminar and those who couldn’t attend the seminar, […]

Feltham and Hounslow Aldi stores will be among first to trial new vegan range

Britain’s fifth largest supermarket is determined to take a slice of the (vegan) pie Shoppers in Feltham and Hounslow can now be the first to try Aldi’s new vegan range. The range is being trialled […]

Fuller’s acquires Cotswold Inns & Hotels

Fuller, Smith & Turner PLC, the premium pubs and hotels business, today announces it has exchanged contracts to acquire Cotswold Inns & Hotels Ltd for a total consideration of £40 million. The Acquisition comprises a […]

Waitrose and John Lewis to stop putting plastic toys in Christmas crackers

Waitrose and John Lewis are to stop selling Christmas crackers containing plastic toys from 2020 as part of plans to cut down on single-use plastic. Instead crackers will be filled with toys made from recyclable […]

Closed garden centre in Hounslow may reopen in 2020

A garden centre in West London which closed last month may reopen in 2020, its site owners have revealed. Wyevale decided to relinquish its lease on the site in August, with the decision part of plans […]

Brentford FC sign Levy UK as official catering partner for new stadi

Levy UK on board for Brentford Community Stadium, due to open next summer Brentford FC has appointed sports stadia catering market leaders Levy UK as their official food and hospitality partner for their new stadium. […]

Pound gains as Johnson says Brexit deal reached

The pound has risen after a Brexit deal was agreed between UK and EU negotiating teams. Sterling jumped more than 1% against the dollar at first, climbing above $1.29, after Boris Johnson said the UK […]

Car financing crackdown ‘to save drivers £165m’

The UK’s financial regulator has announced a crackdown on the car financing industry which it claims will save drivers £165m. The Financial Conduct Authority wants to ban the way that some car dealers and brokers […]

Over 1,000 a Day Predicted To Use New Brentford Rail Line

At least a thousand people are predicted to use a proposed new overground line to Brentford for their morning commute. It is anticipated that it will open in 2026, and when it does, the line […]

Fuller’s to Sponsor UK National Team in Bocuse d’Or Competition

Fuller, Smith and Turner – the premium pub and hotel business – today announces that it is to sponsor the Bocuse d’Or UK Academy, the organisation set up to represent Team UK in the global […]

#AYearOfBuses 281: Hounslow – Tolworth

Today’s winner on #AYearOfBuses is the holder of a very special award! London United’s 281 runs from Hounslow, in Outer London, heading due south to Tolworth, in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. In […]

Trio hit hat-tricks as Oxford United Women hammer Hounslow

GEORGIA Timms, Lauren Haynes and Emily Allen grabbed hat-tricks as Oxford United Women ran riot against Hounslow. Cheryl Williams and 16-year-old Carly Johns were also on target in an 11-0 thrashing at Court Place Farm. It was […]

The areas of West London that will be connected to Crossrail by new railway line

Hounslow Council has commissioned Network Rail to begin a detailed study, known as GRIP 4, on building the new train link. The proposed West London Orbital (WLO) will on completion constitute 11 miles of routes […]

UK set to avoid recession despite poor August

The UK’s economy is expected to avoid a recession after showing better-than-expected growth in the three months to the end of August. The 0.3% three-month rise came despite a contraction during August itself. The economy […]

Thomas Cook’s 555 shops to be bought by rival

All 555 Thomas Cook shops are to be bought by rival Hays Travel in a move that could save up to 2,500 jobs. The independent travel agent is buying the shops from the Official Receiver, […]

KIA Beauty Salon

KIA Beauty Salon have completed 9 years in style and now have a fantastic New Look. This was in line with Asda’s New Look launch. Mrs. Abhnash Bains, the Director and Owner of KIA Beauty […]

Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters provides useful, free resources to encourage adults to be more aware of their mental health and help them discover free, simple steps to look after their mental health and wellbeing. They would […]

Hong Kong drops £32bn bid for London Stock Exchange

Hong Kong’s stock exchange has dropped its multibillion-dollar bid for the prized London Stock Exchange (LSE). The bid was worth £32bn ($40bn) and was dependent on the axing of the London exchange’s planned purchase of […]

Thomas Cook refund form launched online

Thomas Cook customers who had booked holidays with the collapsed travel firm can now claim for a refund online. About 800,000 people had been due to take trips with the firm in the coming months, […]

Unilever to cut plastic use to appeal to Gen Z

Unilever, which owns brands such as Surf and PG Tips, says it plans to halve the amount of new plastic it uses in a bid to appeal to younger shoppers. The firm is responsible for […]

BP names new boss as Bob Dudley steps down

BP’s chief executive Bob Dudley is stepping down next year after running the oil company during one of the most turbulent periods in its history. Mr Dudley – who has spent 40 years with BP […]

Airivo Offices Acquires New Business Centre In Chislehurst, Greater London

Airivo, flexible office space provider, are delighted to announce the acquisition of Chislehurst Business Centre in Kent. The 15,000 ft² Grade II listed building, can deliver flexible office accommodation for up to 35 SME’s and […]

Ex-Tory MP Rory Stewart stands down to run for London mayor

Former Conservative leadership candidate Rory Stewart is quitting as an MP to run for London mayor as an independent candidate. He will stand in next year’s election against current Labour mayor Sadiq Khan and Tory […]

Metro Bank chairman Vernon Hill to step down

Metro Bank has announced that its controversial chairman and co-founder Vernon Hill will leave the embattled lender by the end of the year. The bank said in July that Mr Hill would be stepping down […]

Tesco boss Dave Lewis in shock departure

Tesco’s chief executive Dave Lewis is to leave next year after leading a turnaround plan for Britain’s biggest supermarket chain. In move that surprised analysts, Mr Lewis – who took the helm in 2011 – […]

John Lewis axes third of top jobs in restructuring

A third of senior management jobs will be axed at the John Lewis Partnership as the company streamlines its structure from February next year. The partnership is merging the managements of its High Street department […]

Sainsbury’s to close 60 Argos stores as profit set to dip

Sainsbury’s will close 60-70 Argos stores as it adds more of the catalogue shop’s outlets to its own stores.The company will open about 80 Argos concessions in its supermarkets, it said in a trading update. The […]