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Bristol City Council

Local Authority for Bristol, providing a range of services for residents and businesses.

Specialities: Local Government services
Area Served: Bristol

Bristol City Council provides a range of services businesses located in the Bristol 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 Bristol 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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Business Rates Information

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 • wa...

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High Streets & Local Centres

High streets/local centres are a crucial part of any city or community. Bristol City Council have a range of business support and initiatives for local businesses and independent traders.

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Business Waste and Recycling Advice

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 ...

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Recruitment and Training - Employment, Skills and Learning Team

Bristol City Council can support with identifying apprenticeship roles, candidate assessment and recruitment.

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Recruitment and Training - Ways2Work

Information and support from Ways2Work, for local people and employers to improve skills and employability.

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Food Business - Safety and regulation

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...

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Health and Safety Guidance

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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It's Local - Business Directory

A mobile information service which encourages local purchasing and inter-trading, both business to business and business to consumer.

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Licencing guidance

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 y...

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Central Library

The Central Library gives access to a variety of information to help support business activities.

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Planning Applications 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 informa...

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Commercial Premises and land

Bristol City Council can help you locate information on commercial property and land available within the area.

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Tenders/Contracts

Understand how to sell to Bristol City Council - The Procurement Concordat for SME's.

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Trading Standards Guidance

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: • Wha...

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Workplace Wellbeing Charter

Information on how to improve staff health, reduce sickness absence costs and apply for Bristol's Workplace Wellbeing Charter.

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Business Start-up & Development Toolkit

This toolkit from Bristol City Council is designed as a checklist for setting up a business in Bristol. The primary focus is high street/local centre business, however there is a wealth of informatio...

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Bristol Business Guide

The Bristol Business Guide showcases the business community, business support, development projects and the economy.

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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 tr...

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