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There’s never been a more important time to support your local businesses. To help combat the spread of the virus, and to help you stay safe, we’re urging residents to Live.Shop.Local.
If you’re looking for ways that you can support your local businesses through this difficult time, there are a number of ways you can help, such as:
- Tell us about your favourite local businesses by tweeting us @haringeycouncil (external link).
- You can nominate and support you favourite businesses through the Mayor of London's Pay It Forward (external link) platform.
- There are other ways to help too. These include leaving a review; following them on social media; ordering take away items from restaurants that offer the service; buying gift or credit notes for use later on. More useful tips can be found at Google for Small Businesses (external link).
Made by Tottenham is a local creative business directory featuring profiles of creative people and businesses across Media, Film & Photography, Visual Arts, Architecture & Design, Craft & Making, Fashion, Music, Performing Arts and more.
Local creative individuals and organisations can sign up and create their profile on Made by Tottenham, enabling other businesses, prospective collaborators and the wider community to browse and discover their work.
The council has taken a stand together to renew calls on government to deliver on their promise to provide adequate funds to support residents and local businesses through the coronavirus pandemic.
Haringey have prioritised keeping residents safe and have spent millions to protect and support the most vulnerable, support public health measures and adapt council services to continue to serve residents and businesses.
The global Covid-19 pandemic is having a huge impact on Haringey Council’s finances, with legacy impacts deteriorating our finances in years to come. The borough is once again calling on central government to stick to their word and fully reimburse local authorities.
Haringey Council have sent a letter to the Prime Minister and Secretary of State asking for the following actions:
• Extra support for the most vulnerable with a winter support package, additional assistance and help for those who are deemed clinically extremely vulnerable, and a £20 increase to Universal Credit.
• Financial security for local authorities in 2020/21 and 2021/22, via confirmed grant funding.
• Safe and secure housing including the extension of the ban on evictions, and a return to ‘Everyone In’ rough sleeping policy to at least the end of March 2021.
• Protect incomes and employment including no-one’s income falling below the national minimum wage when the current furlough scheme ends in March 2021.
• Take urgent and immediate action to improve and localise Test and Trace.
• Fully fund an emergency support package for hardest hit sectors including culture, leisure, arts, sport and hospitality, with a particular consideration of the small business sector.
• A commitment to work with all councils as leaders in our communities and transparency on the criteria by which future decisions on restrictions will be made.
• Greater support for local authorities’ enforcement role and more funding for police capacity to support local authorities with enforcement action.
For more info please click on the council website for more details.
With a record number of people buying products online this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, people are being urged to find out about their rights when shopping online.
This year’s National Consumer Week campaign which takes in Black Friday (Nov 27) and Cyber Monday (Nov 30) makes people aware that their consumer rights are strong when making a purchase online.
This usually includes enhanced rights for returns for online purchases.
Residents are reminded that the following rules protect them when making purchases online:
• There is usually a 14-day cooling-off period in which you can change your mind and get a full refund
• If there is a problem with the item within the first 30 days, you could get a refund, replacement, or repair
• If an item cannot be repaired or replaced, in the first six months, in most cases, you are entitled to a full refund
Please be aware that your change of rights will depend on whether the seller is a trader or a private seller and depending on the type of payment used. Credit card purchases usually have better protection.
Despite these protections, the Citizens' Advice Consumer Service has seen the level of complaints about internet shopping almost double between March and April this year compared to the same period last year.
A video highlighting the key advice on buying goods online is available at www.youtube.com/watch?v=dA75JeXrcu0
Anyone needing more help is asked to contact the Citizens' Advice Consumer Helpline on 0808 223 1133 or visit www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/get-more-help/if-you-need-more-help-a...
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