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We offer a range of help, support and practical advice that can help your business run smoothly and succeed. Whether it’s help finding somewhere to park, a commercial waste service, or a highly competitive service to help you deal with any pest control issues that crop up, we might be able to help. We can even help you plan how to keep your business running if you face something unexpected, like a fire or flood.

Business Rates

Business Rates

If you use a building or part of a building for business, you will probably have to pay business rates. Your premises is given a rateable value by the Valuation Office Agency, which we use to calculate how much you should pay.

Business parking permits

Business parking and permits

If your business is in a Controlled Parking Zone, you can buy permits to park there for your business vehicles.

Highways and Infrastructure

Highways and Infrastructure

Find out more about Travel Planning, requests for parking management i.e. loading/unloading, Pay & Display parking, Maintenance and Public Realm (town centre) improvements.

Food businesses

Food businesses

Find out everything you need to know about food hygiene and health and safety for your food business.

Waste

Waste

All businesses need to make arrangements to have their commercial waste collected. You can find out more here, and get a competitive quote for waste removal from our partner Veolia.

Health and safety in the workplace

Health and safety in the workplace

Find out more here about the important duties all businesses have to make sure that their workplaces are safe.

Emergency planning

Emergency planning

It pays to think about how your business would be able to cope if something unexpected happened –whether that’s a fire, a flood, or who knows what.
You can find helpful advice here about how to plan for the unexpected, and make sure that your business doesn’t suffer too badly.

Pest control

Pest control

If your business develops a problem with rats, insects or any other kind of infestation, it can be bad news for your stock, your people and your reputation. Find out more here about how to prevent pest problems, and if one does crop up, you can get a competitive quote from our expert pest control team to help you fix it.

Trading Standards

Trading Standards

We have a wide-ranging role safeguarding the interests of both consumers and the business community. This helps to provide a level playing field and fair competition for those in business whilst allowing consumers to have confidence in the local economy.

Primary Authority

Primary Authority

We are more than happy to discuss providing you with a long term support service offering detailed advice, tailored to your business, across the full range of consumer laws including food and health and safety advice, via a Primary Authority Partnership.

A Primary Authority Partnership is a statutory scheme, established by the Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008. It encourages local authorities to offer businesses quality and reliable regulatory advice.