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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

What do I do if I have a confirmed case of COVID-19 in my workplace?

If a confirmed case of COVID-19 has occurred in your business or organisation, go to the reporting an outbreak resource site to find the relevant type of organisation and follow the instructions on the action card. Depending on the type of organisation this may also include ‘possible’ cases of COVID-19, where coronavirus symptoms are present but a case has not been confirmed through testing.  The cards are designed to be printed or downloaded to keep on hand in your business or organisation.

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

The Discretionary Grant Scheme has now closed. We have already made awards to over 150 businesses but we are still considering applications. If you have recently made a claim and not heard from us, we aim to finalise the assessment of all claims by the end of September.  

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  


Submit Grant details here



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