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Business and licensing

The Council’s Policy and Economic Development Team works to grow the local economy through business partnerships.  

We are committed to making the Council’s services more business friendly. If you have any feedback on the Business in St Albans website pages, please contact:

COVID-19 Business Support and Guidance

Our Business support services page has links and useful information on support for businesses, employers and self-employed

Grant Funding Scheme for Businesses affected by COVID-19

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic the Government have announced that all businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or less who receive Small Business Rate Relief or who are in the retail, hospitality or leisure sector will be entitled to a non-repayable grant of £10,000.

Businesses in the retail, hospitality, leisure sector with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000 will be entitled to £25,000. These grants will be payable by Local Authorities. 

It is likely we will need additional information from local businesses to enable us to make these payments.If you believe you may be entitled to a grant, please submit your details to us using this link. 

Discretionary Grant Funding Scheme for Businesses affected by COVID-19

We are now accepting further applications for a Discretionary Grant from businesses who have not previously received any financial support. If you have already made an application for a Discretionary Grant please do not re-apply. We will be accepting new applications up to the 16th of August 2020 but we would request that you submit your application without delay. If you have previously claimed a grant you will receive notification of the outcome of your application shortly.    

We are aware of a number of 'scams' in circulation relating to these grants. Please be careful if you receive a call or an e-mail requesting bank details or asking for other personal information  


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