We believe St Albans District is a good place to do business. The area has significant strengths including its proximity to London and excellent transport links, as well as having a highly skilled workforce and high quality of life.
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People who occupy non-domestic properties such as shops, factories, offices and warehouses are charged Business Rates, otherwise known as National Non-Domestic Rates (NNDR).
These official property searches are accepted by all Mortgage Lenders.
Information on food safety and find out about hygiene of restaurants, takeaways or food shops you visit. New allergen information
The Planning Department is responsible for controlling the use and development of land for homes and buildings in a sustainable way.
Information on Building Regulation approval, when it is required and how it differs from planning permission
Health and safety
Health and safety in approximately 3,000 premises; include offices, shops, warehouses, consumer services and entertainment venues.
The Private Sector Housing team works with landlords on a variety of services and gives advice, information and support where needed.
Starting up a business
HM Revenue & Customs’ interactive Tax Widget gives quick, easy-to-use advice on everything you need to know about tax when starting your own business.
Taxi Marshal Scheme
Find out about the St Albans Taxi Marshal scheme, an important initiative helping to reduce alcohol related violence in the City, and the businesses that fund it.