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The Council’s economic development objective is to promote the strengths of the City and District and the opportunities available in the locality for businesses to thrive. We develop and maintain strong partnerships to deliver efficient and effective local services

If you have any feedback on the Business in St Albans website pages, please contact: economicdevelopment@stalbans.gov.uk

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.

Grow Through Sustainability

A FREE Climate Change Conference

The Fielder Centre, Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9TP on Friday 11 February 2022

Addressing climate change is good business and now is the time to act!

Hear about how decarbonising your business will create opportunities for efficiency, innovation and growth, and learn about the funding that’s available.

OMICRON HOSPITALITY AND LEISURE GRANTS

On 21st December 2021, Government announced the introduction of further grant support for hospitality and leisure businesses in England. Businesses in these sectors only will receive a one-off grant of either £2667, £4000 or £6000 depending on their rateable value. Unrated business are not entitled to these payments. 

Businesses will need to apply for these grants (using the button to the right), even if they have previously received grant support. Before making an application you will need to have your business rate account number, your VAT Registration number and your Company number (as registered with company house) to hand. All applications for this grant support must be made by Friday the  18th of March 2022.  

Additional Restrictions Grant Scheme. 

St Albans City and District Council have also received a very small amount of additional discretionary funding in order to support businesses who are not entitled to the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grants but who may require further financial support. If you are a business from a specific business sector which has been severely impacted by the Omicron variant over December 2021, and are not entitled to other financial support, you may be entitled to a one off non-repayable grant. These grants will be either £500 / £2,667 / £4,000 / £6,000 depending whether you are rated for business rates and your rateable value. To make an application, please click the button to the right. Please note we reserve the right to close this grant scheme without notice and therefore if you are eligible you should apply without delay.  

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 businessrates@stalbans.gov.uk / discretionarybusinessgrants@stalbans.gov.uk 

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

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