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Running a business

We know from talking to people running businesses how much hard work it is – keeping on top of sales, supplies, accounts, more. That’s why we’re determined at the council to do our best to keep any red-tape find out below about everything from business rates to food safety standards, rules on selling booze, cigarettes, knives or fireworks.

Brent Business rates

Brent Business rates

If you use a building or part of a building for business, you will probably have to pay business rates. Find out details here, including whether you might be able to get help reducing your bills.

Doing Business with us

Doing Business with us

Brent Council spends millions of pounds a year buying goods and services from local businesses. You can find details of potential business opportunities here.

Licensing

Licensing

The law requires all sorts of different businesses to obtain the right kind of licence, whether that is to sell alcohol, operate a crane, run a petshop, or even hypnotise people. You can find out more here about these and many more licences, and how you can get one.

Property and land for sale or let

Property and land for sale or let

The council has a wide range of commercial buildings and land for sale or to let that might suit your business needs. Find out more here.

Planning and Building Control

Planning and Building Control

Information on building work or alterations to your premise.

Trading standards

Trading standards

It’s our job at the council to help legitimate businesses succeed by cracking down on the small proportion of rogue traders ripping people off. You can find out more about our trading standards team here.