Business rates, business support and health and safety.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information and guidance

Coronavirus regulations: frequently asked questions (external website)

For information and guidance during the coronavirus pandemic, please visit

Services and information

Coronavirus: Emergency support for businesses

View emergency support for businesses.

Lockdown Discretionary Grant for businesses

Information about the Lockdown Discretionary Grant for businesses.

Lockdown Non Domestic Rate Grant

Information about the Lockdown Non Domestic Rate Grant.

Business rates

National non-domestic rates, also known as Business Rates, are a contribution made by businesses towards the cost of the services which the Council provides.

Health and safety for businesses

Advice for businesses on health and safety matters.

Selling to the Council

How to sell to the Council.

Licences, permits and Trading Standards

Business and street trading licences, entertainment and alcohol, road and highways licences.

Planning and building regulations

Make a planning application, planning permission, search and comment on applications.

Business support

Whether you are a new or existing business, we can provide you with helpful information and useful resources.

Business funding and grants

Information on the grants and funding available for businesses.

Business training and events

View business training and events.

Kickstart scheme

Information about the Kickstart Scheme, including how to apply.