Westminster Council plans to curb Airbnb boom with overnight charge

Hotels and short-term letters could be facing more challenges in London as Westminster City Council plans to implement an “overnight levy” for tourists as it looks to clamp down on a rise in Airbnb rooms. Hoping to introduce the charge so visitors staying overnight are “playing their part” in the maintenance of the city, the London authority […]

Location of Proposed Micromobility Bays

Westminster City Council are stepping up their e-hire transport scheme by implementing geo-ringfenced parking. This measure will assist in ensuring hired bicycles and scooters are parked in a manner that allows pedestrians have ample access to the footpath and negate parking in parking bays. A map of all newly introduced ETO (Experimental Traffic Ordinance) parking […]

Velorution announces business to close

One month after announcing that Velorution was up for sale, the business has announced that it is closing all 4 stores, and the website. Whilst currently offering 25% off everything (some exclusions apply) on their website, they will be undertaking a closing-down sale from the 18th of September for approximately one week. All stock will […]

Bi-borough Supported Employment Forum

Led jointly by Westminster City Council and The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the Bi-borough Supported Employment Forum is a multi-agency group which sets out to improve employment outcomes of local young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) through working in partnership, sharing learning and testing innovative solutions. Register for the next […]

King’s Business School Consultancy

In association with Westminster City Council, King’s College London is hosting a student consultancy project to assist SME businesses with any strategic issues they may be facing. This is an application-based event and registration and advice is free, however, submissions must be made by 15 September. Read more 

Seddons business Breakfast event

Seddons are hosting a breakfast event on 12 September, with the topic being ‘Avoiding Culture Clash’. This informative event will feature a presentation by Kin&Co and hopes to leave attendees with the knowledge to stay anchored in purpose and supercharge their teams through values-alignment in complex environments while still making sense of the changing landscape themselves. […]

Westminster Council promoting London Business Partnership

Westminster City Council are promoting London Business Partnership who assist SMEs with landlord relationships and navigating business rates. The scheme is part of the ‘Levelling Up’ programme and is supported by the Mayor of London and funded by the UK Government. Find out more

Oxford Street Consultation

On 17 July Westminster City Council launched its consultation on proposals to improve Oxford Street which includes changing the traffic patterns in West Fitzrovia by converting streets from one way traffic to two way. One exception to this is changing the bottom section of Great Titchfield Street from one way southbound to one way northbound, […]

Support schemes for businesses

The scheme, available to SMEs in Westminster, looks to offer advice from an expert panel on issues ranging from, but not limited to restructuring, raising finances, assisting with the management of the redundancy process, legal matters, business consultancy, business mentoring, professional services, insolvency support and much more. Read more