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Coronavirus Covid-19: business tenants


This webpage contains information on support available to businesses in response to the pandemic.

Tower Hamlets Council

Tower Hamlets Council has lots of information and support for local business owners.

  • Recover & Grow is a free, intensive programme for small to medium sized business owners looking to navigate the impact of Covid-19 and set a road­map for the future. Find out if your  business is eligible and apply here.

Government support

The Government is providing business support to employers and the self-employed. You may be eligible for loans, tax relief and cash grants.

Use their business support finder to see what support is available for you and your business.

  • Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS): If you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19), you may be able to claim a grant.
  • Recovery Loan Scheme – run by the British Business Bank, this scheme provides financial support to businesses as they recover and grow following the coronavirus pandemic. Open until 31st December 2021.

Check the Government’s website for more on financial support for businesses including:

  • Deferring VAT and Income Tax payments
  • A job retention scheme
  • Grant funding for different types of businesses
  • Business rates holidays
  • Sick pay relief
  • Business Interruption Loans
  • Support for renters and landlords
  • Lending facility from the Bank of England

Track and Trace posters

The Government is asking any business open to the public to support their ‘track and trace’ app by downloading a poster to be displayed at their entrance. Every business can produce their own unique poster online by filling out a simple form. Find out more.

Chrisp Street Market

The landlord for Chrisp Street business tenants is now Chrisp Street Developments Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telford Homes.

Working safely 

Chrisp Street traders can download guidance on how to work safely by clicking on the link at the bottom of this webpage.

Who to contact

Your contacts about concerns are:

HM Revenue & Customs (HRMC)

HRMC has lots of information for businesses concerned about paying their tax due to coronavirus.

Telephone for help and advice: 0800 024 1222.

We also recommend talking to your accountant.

Mayor of London

  • Pay It Forward – free crowdfunding platform where small businesses ask consumers to pay for goods and services in advance of being delivered, when restrictions are relaxed.
  • London Business Hub – daily updates, free 1-2-1 support and more.
  • Culture at Risk Office – support for freelancers, artists, creative workers and the self-employed.
  • London Community Response Fund – with the Mayor of London and City Bridge Trust, London Funders has launches a new emergency fund for the voluntary sector.

More support

  • Allia Future Business Centre support programmes
  • Arts Council (ACE) – find the latest on funding opportunities open for organisations and projects


Covid-19 services and support Chrisp Street work safe guidance