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Business advice and support

Coronavirus (COVID-19): business advice and support updates

In light of the current situation we’ve made some changes to the business section of the website including the following pages:

We will continue to monitor the situation closely, carefully and frequently and will keep this website updated.

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​​Commercial opportunities with the council​ icon

​​Commercial opportunities with the council​

Competitively priced services for businesses and organisations.

Business Growth Hub icon

Business Growth Hub

Dedicated advisors give businesses and entrepreneurs access to growth programmes, expertise and information.

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Grants, loans and finance support

Find out what grants, loans and finance support are available for your business.

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Business training and events

Find out about local training courses, providers and events.

Trading Standards advice icon

Trading Standards advice

Get guidance on how to help your business comply with Trading Standards legislation.

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Funding to create new jobs in your business

The government has created a scheme to help you create jobs for young people in your business.

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HM Revenue & Customs Taxhelp

Drop in to chat or get some help online. 

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Flood advice

Find out how to prepare for a flood, deal with it and clean up after it. 

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Niche tobacco advice

Find out about the law, how to comply and get advice. 

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Support for new business

If you are a new business or thinking of starting up, there is a range of free support and advice available.

How Universal Credit can help your
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Universal Credit will increase the financial incentives of work.

Business advice on GOV.UK icon

Support, advice and inspiration for growing your business.

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Wellbeing at work

Lots of resources for employers - how and why to build a healthyworkplace

Data protection for business icon

Good information handling advice from the Information Commissioner's Office.

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Do you have a vacancy suitable for someone with A-Levels capable of degree level learning?

Ask AboutBusiness icon

Provides information through libraries to support pre-start and new businesses.

Other services