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Coronavirus Covid-19: business tenants


We know your health and that of your family and staff, will be your primary concern at the moment. We are also aware that trading continues to be significantly affected by the pandemic.

The landlord for Chrisp Street business tenants is now Chrisp Street Developments Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telford Homes. Although Poplar HARCA is no longer the landlord for Chrisp Street, this webpage contains useful information for Chrisp Street businesses and our other business tenants, on support available in the wake of the pandemic.

Tower Hamlets Council

Tower Hamlets Council and Enterprise Nation have launched the Pivot Project which is offering £1,000 grants and support to help small businesses in Tower Hamlets survive and thrive.

Track and Trace posters

The Government is asking any business open to the public to support a new ‘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.

Working safely 

Chrisp Street traders can download guidance on how to work safely here.

Who to contact

Your contacts about concerns are:

The Government

The Government is providing 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.

Check the Government’s website for more 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

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 Growth 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 Funders – with the Mayor of London and City Bridge Trust, London Funders has launches a new emergency fund for the voluntary sector.

More support

  • Allia – Building Resilient Businesses’ programme is for businesses operating or creating opportunities in east London and about managing the effects of COVID-19.
  • Arts Council (ACE) – has made £160m of emergency funding available for organisations and projects.
  • Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) Emergency Fund – business support for smaller charities affected by Covid-19.


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