Financial support for businesses
Business Energy Audit Scheme
Applications are now open for SMEs based in Westminster to apply for an audit and action plan to help make their business more environmentally friendly.
As part of our ambitions to make Westminster net zero carbon and to increase the uptake of CleanTech as part of our Smart City objectives, our new Business Energy Audit Scheme has been created to help up to 1,000 businesses to better understand their current emissions and to make tangible changes to reduce their emissions and energy costs.
Working in partnership with GEP Environmental Ltd, experts in energy and environmental consultancy services, a full report will be provided at the end of the audit to present real solutions that will make a lasting difference to your business.
SMEs can work across all sectors, but must meet the following criteria:
- have fewer than 250 employees
- have a total balance sheet of less than £18m
- have a physical trading address in Westminster
- is not undertaking in difficulty
The Business Energy Audit Scheme will operate on a first come first served basis to eligible businesses that provide valid completed application forms together with all of the requested documentary evidence.
Time to Pay service
All businesses and self-employed people in financial distress, and with outstanding tax liabilities, may be eligible to receive support with their tax affairs through HMRC’s Time To Pay service.
These arrangements are agreed on a case-by-case basis and are tailored to individual circumstances and liabilities.
You are eligible if your business:
- pays tax to the UK government
- has outstanding tax liabilities
For more information on Time to Pay, please visit GOV.UK. If you think you are eligible for support through Time to Pay, you can call 0800 0159 559 to get practical help and advice.