Barking and Dagenham has been named among the best places in London to launch a small business.
The Federation of Small Businesses index rated Barking and Dagenham just behind Bromley as the “most attractive borough in London for small business owners to operate in, by providing the least burdensome environment”.
Councillor Cameron Geddes, cabinet member for regeneration, said: “We are a council with a new and highly ambitious leadership, and we are committed to supporting new business and growing our borough.”
The City of London Corporation is about to buy Barking Power Station site in east London for around £125 million, according to Property Week.
A £25 million grant for Barking and Dagenham Council will help it support new housebuilding over the next four years.
Councillor Darren Rodwell, the leader of Barking and Dagenham Council, has welcomed the decision to approve the proposed Beam Park…