For High Street Businesses

The District Council is working to support businesses as our high streets reopen. We are currently developing a number of schemes that we hope will attract local trade back into our towns and enable customers to shop safely and responsibly.   Identifying potential for highways improvements We have employed highway consultants to examine areas that may – Read more

Sharing not selling

Who could have predicted that within such a short time our whole lives would be turned upside down?  After the initial shock and the response to a huge change in our working patterns the next natural thing is to worry about where the next sale will come from. If you own a retail, hospitality or – Read more

Small Business Grant Scheme

We have been following HMRC and Government information closely and it is not entirely clear whether or not you need to complete a form to apply for the small business grant scheme. To be on the safe side, we recommend all businesses who are eligible for this grant (those who receive small business rate relief – Read more


The Government has announced a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19. A 12-month business rates holiday for all retail, hospitality and leisure businesses in England. Any enquiries on eligibility for, or provision of, the reliefs should be directed to – Read more