Government extends support to stop business evictions this year
Commercial tenants will be protected from the risk of eviction until the end of 2020 helping businesses to protect jobs.

  • The government has extended support to prevent business evictions until the end of 2020
  • This move will help businesses over the coming months and protect people’s jobs
  • This is an addition to the £160 billion package of support available for businesses during the pandemic

The move will help those businesses most in need of additional support to remain in their premises without the threat of eviction for the rest of this year, giving them the chance to focus on rebuilding their business over the autumn and Christmas period.

For further information please click HERE.
Luton COVID Question Time
Do you face questions from your employees who are worried about coming back to the workplace? Want to ask where you get help and business support? Want to double-check if your customer distancing arrangements are suitable and safe?

Luton Council, the University of Bedfordshire, Luton BID and other key partner organisations have organised a simple, come-and-ask-the-experts online meeting where you will get quick and frank answers to your COVID-19 and business questions.

Tuesday 6 October, 6:00pm – 7:00pm (no obligation to stay for the whole event)

  • Welcome and panel introductions – including representatives from the Council, Luton BID, University of Bedfordshire and Public Health England
  • Open to questions from the floor
  • Pre-submitted questions (if any)

Luton Council: Passport to Employment
Luton Council is offering businesses support to employees going through the redundancy process.

Their series of employability workshops are free and are delivered by skilled tutors who will support and guide learners throughout these sessions.

Sessions are accessible via Zoom, and can be accessed via any smart device or laptop.

  • Identifying Skills – Helping you to recognise your strengths and skills from previous employment/personal activities and how you can transfer them into your new workplace   
  • Make the Most of Your CV – On average recruiters only spend 5 to 10 seconds looking at your CV. This workshop will help you identify good practice in CV writing and how to demonstrate that you are the right person for the job!
  • Completing an Application – During this workshop, we will highlight common errors and help you to think about how to answer questions fully and also cover how to write a supporting statement   
  • Interview Skills - Here we will offer guidance on preparing and presenting yourself at an interview. We will cover body language and types of interview questions, to get you fully prepared.  
  • Coping with change – This workshop will help learners to adopt positive mindsets and rediscover their positivity
  • Be a better me - Focus on building resilience and self esteem
  • Local job search and vacancies – identifying relevant job vacancies and matching by skill set

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the programmes and support please contact Geraldine Horan by emailing: Alternatively there is more details HERE.
Our award-winning Luton BID Tidy Days are back
The first Luton BID Tidy Day since we paused due to COVID-19 is scheduled to take place on Friday 9th October from 8.30am. 

As well as giving you the opportunity to make a difference to your town centre, you will also have the opportunity to have your photo taken with some of the Luton BID Directors and our new cleaning machine which will be launched that morning. 

All businesses taking part will be included in our promotional activities following on from the event and we will supply you with a picture of your team, social distanced of course.

Full details and registration can be found HERE or you can email for more information.
Business Support Guide

Our comprehensive coronavirus Business Support Guide has been updated to reflect the new phase of guidance as announced by the Government.

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