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24 November 2017

FSB Business Bitesize - Greater London - 24 November 2017

Regional News

Have you visited the new FSB GDPR Hub?

Is your business prepared for the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), taking effect from May next year? They will impose many legal obligations with large financial penalties for non-compliance. Visit the FSB GDPR Hub for more information and to view the first in a series of video's. You also have access, using your membership details to the dedicated GDPR section within the Legal Hub, packed with information and resources.

Advance Warning: Baker Street Two Way

Works to convert Baker Street and Gloucester Place to two-way traffic started on 24 July 2017 and are planned to continue until early 2019. Phase one is scheduled to be completed in December 2017. Phase two is due to start on 8 January and last until late May 2018. During this period, one lane in each direction will be closed along Marylebone Road, between the junctions with Balcombe Street and Baker Street. During peak hours, motorists can expect delays of at least 20 minutes on the approaches to the works. If you are likely to be affected by this or would like to share your views, please email

Chelsea travel update

From Sunday 26 November until early April next year, Chelsea Embankment will be closed to westbound traffic from Chelsea Bridge to Beaufort Street. This is while Cadent carry out gas work. For full details and to know your travel options, please visit

DFE seek businesses to trial new work placement for young people

The Challenge is working with the Department for Education to pilot a new model for work placements, offering college students a meaningful 40-60 day work placement to test their technical skills in the workplace. DfE is looking for small businesses in London, Shrewsbury and Shropshire, Greater Manchester and Lancashire in technical sectors, including digital and construction, to trial these placements. Please email Annie Peate for more information.

Oxford Street District transformation - Invitation to attend free workshops with TfL and Westminster City Council

5 and 7 December, 08:30 - 10:00, Great Portland Estate Marketing Suite, 9th Floor, Oxford House, 76 Oxford Street, W1D 1BS

New West End Company are running free workshops as part of its consultation with local retailers and other businesses on the needs and how they can be met, within the proposals for the Transformation of Oxford Street. It is vital that individual businesses make their voices heard to officers leading the consultation for Oxford Street. We encourage you to attend; please RSVP to stating your preferred date.