On October 20 2010, the Government announced the results of its Comprehensive Spending Review. The Government and local authorities have all been forced to make significant cost savings to help tackle the nation's structural deficit.
Many of the services and facilities which have been available to help small businesses and the self-employed will now, no longer exist or be significantly reduced in scope.
Consequently, the Federation of Small Businesses felt that it was important to identify the key local issues which needed to be addressed and the perception which business has of the level of engagement which exists between Councils and the business community.
In the autumn of 2010, the FSB in London undertook survey working, asking 660 VAT-registered business owners in London about the importance of a range of local business issues and of their relationship with their local Council.
Out of the survey data we have produced a report for the whole of London, and a report for each borough outlining the concerns of businesses in that borough, and detailing actions the Council should take.
Please follow the relevant link to download the report you are interested in:London Wide ReportBarking & DagenhamBarnetBexleyBrentBromleyCamdenCity of LondonCroydonEalingEnfieldGreenwichHackneyHammersmith & FulhamHaringeyHarrowHaveringHillingdonHounslowIslingtonRoyal Borough of Kensington & ChelseaRoyal Borough of Kingston upon ThamesLambethLewishamMertonNewhamRedbridgeRichmond upon ThamesSouthwarkSuttonTower HamletsWaltham ForestWandsworthWestminster City Council
If you have any questions about these surveys, please do not hesitate to contact London Development Manager, Hannah Holdroyd