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Bath and North east somerset Council

Provides detailed information on the structure of the council, services provided and business opportunities.

Area Served: BANES

BANES Council provides a range of services to businesses located in the BANES area.  You can access list of local Councillors, meetings, planning applications, downloadable forms, events and further information on the available services. Advice and guidance for services specifcally relevant to business and sign posting to supporting resources is also available.

If you would like to make contact with BANES City Council, please request a callback via the service listings provided, to ensure your enquiry is fielded to the relevant department.

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Environmental protection

Businesses have a duty of care to ensure that they do not cause short or long term damage to our environment. Many business activities are carefully regulated to ensure this doesn't happen. Furthermor...

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Health & Safety

Health and safety management can seem daunting but should be a straightforward part of managing your business as a whole. It involves practical steps that protect people from harm and at the same time...

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Licensing

Licensing advice Before you can start operating certain types of businesses you must obtain a licence. Your local authority’s licensing team can signpost you to the licences that are relevant to you...

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Trading standards

Your local trading standards team assist businesses seeking information about their legislative duties and promote compliance with trade regulations on a wide range of matters. These include: • What ...

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Business Advice and Rates

If you are a business owner occupying a non-domestic property, you will be expected to contribute to local services. Business rates are charged on properties such as: • shops • offices • pubs • wareho...

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Environmental waste

Any waste that comes from a commercial activity is business waste. If you use part of your home to run your business then any waste from that part is business waste. You will need to contract your lo...

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Food Safety

Whether you're a café or restaurant owner, farmer or butcher, as a food business operator you are required by law to ensure that your business is producing and selling safe goods. Your local food s...

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Council tender and contract opportunities

In line with government best practice, Bath & North East Somerset Council is committed to the use of e-procurement to streamline its procurement processes. All contract opportunities above £10,000 ar...

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Planning Advice and guidance

If you are planning to carry out any building work on your business premises you will need to check and see if you need planning permission. Your local council’s website will have a lot of informati...

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Fire and Safety

Avon Fire & Rescue service provide emergency and protection services to the communities of Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. While firefighting has trad...

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