Published: 16th Jun 2020

The London borough of Waltham Forest has launched its own economic recovery to help local businesses in the aftermath of COVID-19. As well as paying out more than £40m in grants to nearly 3,000 businesses and introducing a ‘rent holiday’ for businesses in council property, the local authority is reimagining public spaces so its high streets are in the strongest position to start trading again. The council has also produced a High Street Recovery Action Plan detailing these proposals and is committed to rebuilding its economy around a green agenda, with the aim of a carbon neutral future. In addition, the London borough is introducing a Rapid Jobs Brokerage service to help connect employers to local residents and provide practical support for those who may have recently lost their jobs, are at risk of being made redundant. To help businesses adapt to new challenges, the council is providing a toolkit of support which … (To read the full article, subscribe below)