Information about support that is available to local businesses and the actions we are taking to support the local economy.

This continues to be a difficult time for workers and businesses in the borough. Lambeth council are continuing to do all in our power to help you through this, especially during this challenging second lockdown.

We are currently working to develop the mechanisms to ensure our businesses who have been forced to close can benefit from the Government’s new Local Restrictions Support Grant. We are also working on discretionary funding as part of the Additional Restrictions Grant.

This builds on Lambeth’s Local Economy Support Package which we announced as the pandemic began, giving rent relief to over 300 of our commercial tenants, making over £50m of grant payments, and freezing commercial waste payments for businesses forced to close.

We’re determined to keep Lambeth’s business community vibrant and resilient, by being on the side of our local businesses their employees and those who are self-employed and will update this page as soon as new information becomes available.

How we’re responding as a council

We have launched a comprehensive economic package to help businesses, voluntary and community sector (VCS) groups and the borough’s residents cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Local Economy Support Package is designed to offer relief and certainty at a time of unprecedented change.

To find out about the support available click on the drop-down tabs below.

If you have any queries please email enterprise@lambeth.gov.uk.

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Other useful links

  • London-specific advice and support for businesses is available through the new London Business Hub. This is replacing the GLA's London Growth Hub and offers a wider array of support measures, such as supporting SMEs to access funding and help with property negotiations.

  • ]Covid-19 communications resources](https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/resources) - to help spread the message about what we can do to prevent the spread of Covid-19 we have created a resource hub with posters and other resources which you can share.

  • The Federation of Small Businesses has published guidance on what you can do to protect your business and your employees.

  • A toolkit to support businesses to implement remote working

  • A checklist for preparing your business for Coronavirus