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LB Hounslow looks at Business Improvement Districct

Hounslow BID

As you will remember from our AGM, Brentford Chamber has been looking at the preparatory work to set up a BID, a Business Improvement District where a small levy from businesses is used to benefit the local area.

Our first survey is currently being finalised and funding sought. In the meantime Hounslow Borough have decided to run its own feasibility study into the demand for a BID in the areas of Brentford, Chiswick and Feltham.

We would urge you to fill in this survey online to show local support for the idea of a BID and support our request for seed money for the Chamber to commission a more detailed study via UWL.

Find out more about Hounslow's BID questionnaire and complete it online.


Skills and Employment News

National Policy

New education and skills measures announced  (Department for Education)

Education Secretary Justine Greening has announced a series of measures to place education at the heart of the government’s ambition to provide opportunity for all and ensure the skills needed to secure the nation’s prosperity.

Institute for Apprenticeships sets out vision on quality (Institute for Apprenticeships)

The Institute for Apprenticeships has set out its understanding of what makes a high quality apprenticeship – and has developed a draft ‘Quality Statement’ which will act as a core reference point for its work and will help shape the wider apprenticeship landscape. Employers, training providers, assessors and members of the public now have the opportunity to offer feedback on the draft statement.

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HMRC Launch Small Business Online Forum

HMRC has launched the Small Business Online Forum for small businesses and the self-employed.

With links to HMRC’s new dedicated webchat service, getting direct support couldn’t be easier.

The forum offers a quick and easy way for members to get advice and useful hints and tips with:

  • starting a business
  • support for growing a business – including taking on employees and expanding
  • buying and selling abroad
  • completing tax returns
  • tax credits.

Old Isleworthians Under 14 Reds Looking for Sponsorship

Under 14s Old Isleworthians
Last year's team

Old Isleworthians Under 14 Reds are looking for sponsorship for their training tops and waterproofs.

The team plays football in the highest division of the Surrey Youth League, the Premier Elite.

The club is a community club with strong local roots with boys from diverse backgrounds.

The team is looking for around £500 in sponsorship in order to go beyond the basic football kit and buy training tops and waterproofs with the sponsor's name across team shirts.

If you are interested in finding out more please email Bob Howard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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