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Business and licensing news
Businesses in St Albans District which have been forced to close during the current lockdown could be entitled to more financial support.
St Albans Business Improvement District (BID) has taken on an important role in developing the local economy since it was formed three years ago, a report has concluded.
Almost £1.3 million of non-repayable grants have been given to small businesses and voluntary groups in St Albans District to help them during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Business leaders in St Albans District are urged to attend an online summit where a number of vital issues are to be highlighted and discussed.
Employers in St Albans District are urged to join the Kickstart Scheme which offers funding to create job opportunities for 16 to 24-year olds.
St Albans City and District Council has defended its stance on reopening St Albans Charter Market in a safe and socially distanced way.
Licenses allowing cafes, pubs and restaurants in St Albans District to make better use of outdoor space are to be fast-tracked to boost trade.
Businesses in St Albans District are urged to take part in an important survey about how they are coping with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
A second round of grants are to be awarded to small businesses in St Albans District that have missed out on Government funding for the Covid-19 emergency.
Eight applications for business grants to help with the impact of Covid-19 are being investigated for potential fraud.
Businesses in St Albans District are asked to take part in a survey about the impact of the Covid-19 emergency.
More than £1 million of grants are to be awarded to small businesses in St Albans District that have yet to receive Government funding for the Covid-19 emergency.
Some £14.5 million of grants has already been distributed to St Albans District businesses to help them through the Covid-19 public health emergency.
Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has partnered with FSE CIC to develop the ‘Business Expansion Grant and SME Growth Loan Scheme’ to help accelerate local business growth.
A major effort will take place next year to shape an exciting new future for St Albans City Centre businesses within the Business Improvement District (BID).
Plans to make environmentally-friendly improvements to Rothamsted Park in Harpenden have been submitted for approval.