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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.

Financial support for businesses - 'Restart Grants' 

The Restart Grant scheme is now closed. St Albans City and District Council paid out £6.5M in Restart Grants to 780 Local Businesses with the final payments being made on the 30th of July 2021. 

Additional Restrictions Grant Scheme - 'Round 2' 

This grant scheme is now closed whilst we review and assessed all applications made prior to the 1st of September 2021. Whether further discretionary support will be available will depend on demand and spend. Please keep checking this page for updates. 

Please note - we have been made aware of a number of 'scams' in circulation relating to grants and other financial support. Please be careful if you receive a phone call or an e-mail requesting bank details or asking for other personal information. E-mails from the Council should come from / 

If you believe someone has claimed or received a grant they are not entitled to, please e-mail as much detail as possible to  
























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