Posted on: January 06, 2021

Bromley is supporting #RaiseTheBar

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We are calling on government to DO MORE to save our high streets NOW

The campaign has four key asks for Government:

1. Increase the threshold for one-off financial grants from £51,000 to £150,000

2. Offer a 100% business rate holiday for 21/22

3. Remove employer NI contributions for furloughed staff

4. Extend the VAT reduction from 20% to 5%.

Collectively with the support of the BID Foundation, British BIDs and ATCM, we ask you to BACK #BounceBackBetter. More details can be found on

We are here to help promote you

Get in touch if you would like us to put any of your marketing messages or new opening hours out on our social media channels to help promote your business during this period of uncertainty. For example, if you are a BID member offering a take away service or can do gift vouchers, delivery service or click & collect then let us know.

Find out more about what measures you can introduce to protect your employees and stakeholders against the spread of coronavirus by visiting the following trusted information providers:

The Government’s Response. Includes a detailed guide to the government’s response and includes recommended publications and specialist blogs.

Guidance for Employers. Includes a guide on how to advise staff on Coronavirus as well as certifying absences and cleaning the workspace.

Guidance for the public on the mental health and well being aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19)

National Careers Service

The service in London is open and available for career support. The careers advisers are here to help anyone over 19 years old (or 18 years old, not in education, employment or training.

They can help with:

  • Identifying and accessing suitable online learning;
  • Improving CVs;
  • Understanding the London labour market;
  • Identifying strengths & skills;
  • Redundancy support;
  • “Next-step” career planning;
  • Preparing for interviews.

Please note that the Careers Advisers are unable to offer support relating to claiming DWP benefits e.g. Universal Credit or Jobseekers Allowance.

If you would like to make a referral, please email with your customer’s name and contact number, and a member of the Bookings team will call to arrange an appointment.

If you would like to book a session yourself call 020 3714 8350 and a member of the Bookings team will register you and schedule an appointment.


Thank you to everyone working hard in food and catering businesses, here is a message from the Environment Secretary, George Eustice.


We encourage you not to come into the town centre unless it is for an 'essentials' shop. Click here to see the shops and businesses that are open in Bromley.

This page is being updated regularly, so please do come back to check