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Top 5 Event Spaces to Hire in London

Got a do? A shindig? A bash? A bonanza?

Putting on an event can be tricky, but we’re taking one of the most complicated aspects – finding the right space – and making it easy.

Perhaps you’re hosting a big karaoke night for your colleagues, or you require a classy music venue for some friends.

Whether you’re looking for something specific, or need a little inspiration, we’ve got an eclectic collection that will help.

Visit HotPatch for the full selection of London event spaces, or check out our hand-picked Patches below.

Warehouse to Hire | Event Space in East London

Big Space is an industrial​ warehouse available for creative hire at an affordable price. It serves as a multi-purpose hireable space suitable for large-scale commercial or music and cultural events as well as film and photographic shoots.

With both indoor and outdoor space​,​ 24-hour access​,​ 42​,​225 sq ft of inside space​,​ 49​,​881 sq ft of car park space​,​ 22​,​202 sq ft of outdoor garden space​,​ 23m high ceilings​,​ and a staggering indoor capacity of 10​,​000​,​ there is nowhere else quite like it.

Heck, don’t have a big event? Hire this one to read a book in for an hour. You do you.

Mezzanine Event Space Available in Hammersmith

The iconic ‘Mission Hall’ building has been a hub for the local community for over 120 years.

After years of closure​,​ the building has now been restored to its former glory​​ as a hub of creative combustion within the Brackenbury community. They are now on the look out for creatives, entrepreneurs, yogis and book-worms to collaborate within the space for any planned London events.

Cocktail Bar to Hire | Hire Event Space in Central London

A world class cocktail bar and late night party space available to hire.

A stunning bar​/​club area decked out in a luxe pop aesthetic themed around fun musical references — there’s even a disco toilet to boot!

Some of the best cocktails in London are put together behind the bar by a crackteam of mixologists​, ​and there’s a mouth watering menu of artisan pizza and tasty sharing plates to keep the stomach lined while you work your way through the drinks​/​songs menu.

In keeping with its location right in the heart of Chancery Lane​,​ this karaoke bar to hire specialises in corporate, as well as private, entertaining​. It​ offers a unique space for meetings and conferences, as well as full private hire for product launches​,​ press events or the yearly company blowout.

You can even book a special corporate team builder themed around cocktails​,​ karaoke and party games that makes for one of the most unique team bonding experiences in London.

Gallery Space To Hire in East London

A unique open space overlooking Regent’s Canal for larger groups of up to 60 people.

Ideal for wellness events​,​ dining or drinks receptions​,​ board meetings​,​ team building sessions​,​workshops​,​ exhibitions or a product launch.

It is available for dry hire or food catered by Cafe Route​,​ serving a selection of mediterranean food to suit all tastes.

This space has numerous additional benefits including:

  • Dedicated events manager
  • Wi-Fi​,​ projector​,​ and speakers
  • Multiple seating options avaliable
  • Floor to ceiling windows with natural daylight overlooking Kingsland Basin
  • Fully licensed bar and catering services
  • Air conditioning
  • Zoom capabilities
  • 5 minutewalk from Haggerston Overground and easy links from the City and East London

Elegant Music Room to Hire in Central London

Overlooking Bloomsbury Square​,​ this Music Room has already been host to many music recitals​,​ book launches​,​ lectures and performances.

It is the main exhibition space at PushkinHouse with some of their previous shows being featured in TimeOut​,​ The Guardian​,​ Evening Standard​,​ Creative Review and GQ.

The room boasts high windows that allow impressive natural light to flow through​,​ as well as original features​,​adding sophistication and refinement to any event.

Looking for more event spaces near me? Or for general event spaces to rent in London?

Use HotPatch to browse a full selection today. Or, if you’re looking to make money from your own event space, you can list with us too. They don’t need to be as enormous, or as fancy. A Patch is what you make of it.

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7 Things To Include In Your Contract As A Therapist

Panicking about what to include in your therapy contract? Need to talk to someone about it? HotPatch has a few key suggestions below.

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1. Keep it confidential

Confidentiality in this trade is essential. Include information about confidentiality, and also its’ exceptions.

We recommend you get your client to specifically sign this section, or even have them tick each individual exception for further clarity.

2. Personal Information Storage

Let the client know which personal details you are going to hold, why you are holding them, how they will be safely kept and stored, as well as how long you intend to keep them after their sessions have ended.

Inspire confidence in your client that their sensitive data is safe in your hands.

3. Cancellation

Clients, and especially new clients, will likely want to read your cancellation policy before signing up.

Give details on how far in advance they need to cancel, and whether they still need to pay upon cancellation. Provide a description of the best way they can contact you in regards to a cancellation too. If they’d like to end the sessions altogether, what is the best procedure?

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4. Don’t Forget Your Fees

One to always keep in mind as a freelancer.

State your fees clearly in the therapy contract. How much are the sessions? When will they be paid? Upfront or retrospectively? Let them know the best way to pay you, whether that is a cash payment, or through a bank transfer.

5. Session Volume

Provide a little clarity on the sessions themselves. Detail their frequency, and the length. Are they always the same length/time for example?

What if the client needs to alter an appointment day or time? If you answer these queries up front, you will save yourself time down the line in answering FAQs individually.

6. Client Responsibilities

The client will be responsible for decisions made outside of the sessions, and for their own thoughts, feelings and actions. You might want to clarify that they mustn’t take drugs, or drink before or during the session, or any other safety stipulations.

7. Digital Therapy

If your classes are conducted online, they will need instructions on how to access the platform you use, and on how the session will be impacted if their internet is shaky, or if they’re unable to access sessions for electronic reasons.

They will need to know that they cannot record the session. Ease any concerns that may arise from the therapy session taking place online, i.e. they are still in a safe space to speak their mind.

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Budget 2021: What does it mean for me?

Budget 2021: What does it mean for me?

Today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered his Budget statement. The Budget includes a three-part plan to protect the jobs and livelihoods of the British people affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Key points affecting personal care businesses include:

  • The furlough or ‘job retention’ scheme — which pays 80% of employees’ wages — will be extended until the end of September 2021. After July, businesses will be asked for a 10% contribution, rising to 20% in August and September.
  • Support for the self-employed will be extended to September.
  • As the economy reopens in the summer, the government will help people whose turnover has fallen by 30% or more the most.
  • The universal credit uplift of £20 a week will go on until September.
  • The National Living Wage will rise to £8.91 from April.
  • Businesses will be given incentive payments of £3,000 for new hires of any ages.
  • Corporation tax will increase to 25% in 2023. Only businesses with profits of £250,000 or greater will be taxed at the full 25% rate.
  • Small businesses with profits of £50,000 or less will be protected by a Small Profits Rate, maintained at the current rate of 19%.
  • Mentioning the personal care sector, the chancellor announces £5bn for new Restart Grants in April ‘to help businesses reopen and get going again’. Non-essential retail businesses in England will receive a one-off cash grant of up to £6,000 per premises. Hospitality and leisure businesses — including personal care and gyms — ‘will be more impacted by restrictions when they open’ so can receive grants of up to £18,000.

The Chancellor also said that the Government are introducing a new Recovery Loans Scheme as the Bounce Back Loan and Business Interruption Loan schemes are coming to an end.

Businesses of any size can apply for loans from £25,000 up to £10m, through to the end of this year. The government will continue to stand behind these Recovery Loans, providing lenders with an 80% guarantee.

For more info please see here: https://www.gov.uk/

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HotPatch Guide to Business Support During Lockdown

HotPatch Guide to Business Support During Lockdown

Lockdown is a real challenge to any business. A range of schemes have been introduced by the government to support and protect jobs and businesses from collapse. HotPatch has taken a look the schemes available to businesses unable to operate fully due to this lockdown.

The Bounce Back Loan

The scheme helps small and medium-sized businesses to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000, and up to 25% of their turnover. The government also guarantees 100% of the loan with no fees or interest to pay for the first 12 months. After 12 months the interest rate will be 2.5% a year.

Businesses that have already accessed the Bounce Back Loan, but have not borrowed their maximum amount, can now apply to top-up their existing loan, but can only do so once.

At present, the deadline for applying for a new BBL is the end of March 2021.

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

This scheme provides equivalent support to the self-employed as is provided to employees through the government contribution in the CJRS Furlough Scheme. Currently, the SEISS has been increased to meet 80% of trading profits covering November 2020 to January 2021 and from February 2021 to April 2021 for all parts of the UK.

The grant is calculated based on 80% of 3 months’ average trading profits, paid out in a single instalment and capped at £7,500. The details of the grant for the February to April period is yet to be announced.

All up to date information, including eligibility criteria and the window to claim, as well as being able to make your application, can be found on the gov.uk website.

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

This scheme was created to help small and medium-sized businesses to access loans and other kinds of finance, up to £5 million.

The government guarantees 80% of the finance to the lender and pays interest and any fees for the first 12 months.

National Lockdown Business Support Grant

You may be eligible for a monthly grant up to £3,000 if your business was forced to close.

There are also additional grants for nightclubs, dance halls, and other entertainment venues up to £1,500 for each 14-day period the business is closed.

If we move back into a tier system soon, there is also a local lockdown business support grant.

Business Rates Relief

If your business is in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors in England, you won’t have to pay business rates for the 2020–2021 tax year. This applies to:

Shops

Restaurants, cafés, bars, pubs

Cinemas, live music venues

Assembly or leisure properties, like sports clubs, gyms, spas

Hospitality properties, like hotels, guest houses, self-catering accommodation

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

This well known, and well-utilised scheme provides 80% of employees’ monthly salary covered for hours not worked, up to a maximum of £2,500.

Employers will have the flexibility to use the scheme for employees for any amount of time or shift pattern, furloughing employees on either a full-time or part-time basis. And employers only have to cover National Insurance and employer pension contributions.

The CJRS was originally due to close on 31st October 2020 but has now been extended until 30th April 2021.

Refund of Statutory Sick Pay

SMEs with fewer than 250 employees as of 28 February 2020 will get a full refund from the government on 14 days of statutory sick pay per employee off sick with Covid-19. Any sickness you claim for needs to have started on or after 13 March 2020.

The Next Steps for Your Business

It is worth noting that the information provided is for businesses in England. Different support is available for businesses in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

We will be providing more helpful information in the coming weeks, including how to engage with customers and top tips for working from home.

Keep up to date with the latest financial support that the government is offering to support your businesses through this Covid-19 lockdown. The gov.uk resources are the best place to look.

Keep safe. HotPatch.

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