Help for businesses

Here to Help Business Support

The Cost of Living crisis is creating challenges for businesses, families and communities. The rising costs of food, fuel and energy bills are making trading conditions difficult for local businesses.

Haringey Council is committed to supporting the local business community through these tough times. If you need help, support or advice please email

Read the Cost of Living Business Support Leaflet (PDF, 3MB).

If you are a resident in Haringey and need help, please visit our 'Haringey, here to help' pages to see what support is available.

Energy bills, rates relief and loan schemes

Energy Bill Relief Scheme: Help for businesses and other non-domestic customers

Find out about the Energy Bill Relief Scheme (external link) for non-domestic customers and how you can get support this winter.

Place Support Partnership (external link)who delivered the council's Cost Savings Programme earlier this year, have put together some information that outlines the key points of the government’s Energy Bill Relief Scheme.

See what to do next if your business is out of contract or about to sign a new fixed-price deal.

If you cannot pay your tax bill on time

Contact HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) as soon as possible if you:

  • have missed a tax deadline
  • know you will not be able to pay a tax bill on time

See all support available from HMRC (external link)

Business Rates Relief 

If your business activity is centred around in-person retail, hospitality and leisure services, you could be eligible for Business Rates Relief (external link) across the financial year to April 2023.

Loan schemes

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Cost of living and financial advice

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Haringey Council's business support initiatives

  • Haringey Business Support Programmefree business advice and support for businesses based in Tottenham, Wood Green, Turnpike Lane, Green Lanes and Myddleton Road. 
  • Haringey Global Entrepreneurship Week - every year in November, Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) aims to promote originality, creativity and ingenuity through local and global business support networks and activities.
  • BuyHaringey - a new online marketplace (website and mobile app) that offers businesses the opportunity to promote and sell goods, services and events for free to Haringey residents.
  • Live. Shop. Local - running since autumn 2020, this campaign encourages people to return safely and shop on their local high streets.
  • Businesses and Brexit - the information on this page is aimed at helping businesses through the Brexit transition now that the UK has left the EU.
  • Download the Haringey Workspace Providers List (PDF, 5MB) - see a comprehensive list of workspaces in the borough.
  • Tottenham Creative Sparks (external link) - a 12-month programme for creative and socially minded early-stage entrepreneurs from the Tottenham area. It will offer free and subsidised workspace, alongside a programme of business support from industry experts to help local entrepreneurs grow their businesses.

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Haringey Business Bulletin

Stay in the know!

Sign up to the Haringey Business Bulletin

Haringey Business Bulletin is a regular e-newsletter from Haringey Council which includes the latest support, updates, and events for the local business community detailing both council business support programmes and support from external providers.

Sign up for the Haringey Business Bulletin

Business Spotlight

The Business Spotlight is a new feature for the Haringey Business Bulletin. This feature will hero businesses across the borough who have worked with the council, benefitted from one of the council’s support programmes or have done something positive in the community/supported Haringey. If you are interested in being featured in the Business Spotlight either in an article or even a short video clip, please email

Tell us your experience of taking part in the programmes we deliver, or where your business has done something positive in the community, in order to inspire and encourage other businesses to be involved so they too can reap the benefits.

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Support to grow your business

  • Haringey Learns - career development workshops/courses to support residents that have a range of barriers that make it harder for them to get into work
  • Haringey Worksa recruitment service aimed at working with businesses in and around Haringey that are looking for candidates from all walks of life. We work closely with you to understand your recruitment needs and provide a fully comprehensive service free of charge.
  •  - the council has partnered with London Progression Collaboration (LPC)(external link) providing support to businesses on accessing funding and creating new apprenticeship opportunities. For more information, email Akofala Caliph, Principal Employment and Skills Officer:
  • MadebyTottenham (external link) - a directory that aims to bring together creative professionals to generate opportunities and raise profiles within the industry.

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Further business advice

  • Federation of Small Businesses Membership (external link) - we have recently been allocated funding to extend our programme of support to fully subsidise free, one-year memberships to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) for businesses based on Industrial Estates in Haringey. 
    The FSB is the leading business representative organisation for small businesses and the membership offers products, services, advice and information, as well as resources and tools to help you grow your business and save money.
  • ReLondon (external link) - a partnership of the Mayor of London and the London boroughs to improve waste and resource management and transform the city into a leading low carbon circular economy.
  • Net Zero Business Support (external link) - the cost of living crisis has highlighted the need for businesses to be more energy efficient. Sustainable Ventures is offering up to four hours of free business support and training for small businesses on their Net Zero Readiness Strategies.
  • Better Futures (external link) - free expert advice and up to £7,000 of support to take your business to the next level.
  • The Bridge Renewal Trust (external link) - their main purpose is to deliver practical ways that people can live healthier and fulfilling lives – thus working towards reducing health inequalities and building stronger communities.

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Contact us

For further information and support, please email

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Page last updated:

February 8, 2024