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London Borough of Tower Hamlets

London Borough of Tower Hamlets provides advice, support and information to startups and established firms in the borough.

Business support

Tower Hamlets Council provides signposting to sources of business support and advice for startups and small firms in the borough.
Email: business.support@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Website: www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/business/business_support_and_advice/business__enterprise/business_support.aspx

Tower Hamlets Council provides advice and guidance on business continuity planning.
Tel: 020 7364 4181
Website: www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/community_and_living/community_safety__crime_preve/emergencies/business_continuity_planning.aspx

Business premises

London Borough of Tower Hamlets lists council-owned premises available to rent or buy.
Tel: 020 7364 4084
Website: www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/business/commercial_property/commercial_lettings/commercial_lettings.aspx

Libraries

Tower Hamlets libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.
Website: www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/leisure_and_culture/libraries/libraries.aspx

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.
Tel: 020 7364 5008
Email: licensing@towerhamlets.gov.uk
Website: www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/business/licences/licences.aspx

Business rates

London Borough of Tower Hamlets is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.
Tel: 020 7364 5000
Email: businessrates@towerhamlets.gov.uk
Website: www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/business/business_rates/business_rates.aspx

Procurement

Tower Hamlets Council provides information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.
Website: www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/business/tenders_and_contract/tenders_and_contracts.aspx

Emergency contacts

Tower Hamlets Council provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings or structures
  • Emergency repairs to council-owned premises
  • Extreme weather

Website: www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/content_pages/contact_us/emergency_contacts.aspx

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