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Taxis in St Albans District may soon have to accept contactless payments and no longer be cash only
All taxis operating in St Albans District may soon have to accept contactless payments and no longer choose to be cash only.
Eligible businesses urged to apply for COVID-19 support fund before it closes
Companies in St Albans District that have been affected by COVID-19 have only weeks left to apply for business rate relief of up to 50%.
Help with business rates for firms affected by pandemic
Companies in St Albans District that have been affected by Covid-19 may be eligible for business rate relief of up to 50%.
St Albans Bid ballot – the result
The result of a ballot to decide whether a Business Improvement District (BID) in St Albans should continue for a further five years has been announced.
More financial support for District businesses
More financial support is available to hospitality, accommodation and leisure businesses in St Albans District which have been hit by the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
Businesses in St Albans District invited to attend a summit
Businesses in St Albans District are invited to a summit about the major issues and opportunities affecting the local economy.
Covid ‘Additional Restrictions Grant’ - round 2 applications process now open
Since the start of the pandemic, St Albans City and District Council has distributed more than £50m in non-repayable business support grants.
Shop Safe - Shop Local campaign in St Albans District
St Albans City and District Council - in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council, Harpenden Town Council and St Albans BID – is helping residents to shop safely thr
Restart grants for business: how to apply
Businesses in St Albans District can apply for non-repayable funding to help them reopen safely following the national lockdown.
£40m of COVID grants given to businesses
More than £40 million of grants have been given to businesses and other organisations in St Albans District to help them recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Partnership develops new job and training opportunities
A new group has been formed to create job and training opportunities for people in St Albans District.
St Albans BID ballot due to be held in the autumn
A ballot to decide if St Albans BID should continue for a further five years is due to be held in the autumn.
Travel with confidence and stay safe in St Albans District taxis
People can feel more confident taking a taxi or minicab in St Albans District thanks to a new Travel With Confidence scheme that has been launched across Hertfordshire.
Council’s latest Covid-19 business grants application process is now open
St Albans City and District Council has announced a package of financial support for businesses that continue to be severely impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.
St Albans City and District Council latest to support new joint committee for good growth
St Albans City and District Council is the latest of 11 councils on the Hertfordshire Growth Board to officially announce its support for the new statutory
More financial support for business
Businesses in St Albans District which have been forced to close during the current lockdown could be entitled to more financial support.