Levy Demands 2020-2021

As you may know, April 2020 marked the start of our second term. More importantly, it also marked the start of uncertain times for the business sector.
4 May 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak is of huge concern to us all and whilst this period may be challenging and difficult for everyone, we wanted to reassure you that Stratford Original BID is committed to continuing working for you to deliver value and support your business now more than ever.

As your BID, we have already put in place a number of measures to deal with this evolving situation and we will do our best to ensure we can move Stratford forward again.

Like many businesses, we are considering the best way to ensure funds for our continued operation, but also give consideration to the pressures you may have at this time.

By now, you should have received your levy demands or should receive these soon. The London Borough of Newham has recently informed us that, due to administrative error, the billing process started in late April 2020 instead of March 2020.

We understand we are all going through a period of uncertainty and want to help you as much as possible by offering you flexibility with the payment terms should you need it to ease the financial pressure on your business. If this is something you are interested in, please get in touch with us.

As you all know, to ensure you have the latest business guidance, we have created the new page COVID-19 on our website. We encourage all of our members and their staff to strictly follow government guidelines and to continue to check our website stratfordoriginal.com

More updates can also be found on our twitter page @StratfordOrig and on the newly created website www.businesssupport.gov.uk

Stratford has always been a place in constant evolution with resilient businesses choosing our town centre as their home. In our recent ballot, we have committed to work with you to move Stratford forward. Whilst there will be disruption in the near future, we will go through this together as a business community and will continue our shared vision to move Stratford forward.

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