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North Somerset Council

Local Authority in North Somerset providing services relating to business, education, the community, health and social care, the environment, highways and transport, housing and leisure.

Area Served: North Somerset

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Business Partnerships

Gateway to the host of business support and networking groups across North Somerset and the West of England

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Business Rates Advice

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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Business Support and signposting

North Somerset Council offers support services and signposting to help both start-up and well established businesses through its close partnership working with North Somerset Enterprise Agency, key pa...

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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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Health and Safety Information

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 Advice

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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Planning Advice

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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In North Somerset - Economic Development

The dedicated Economic Development Service at North Somerset Council is focused on promoting economic growth within North Somerset so whether it's business support or relocation, this well placed team...

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Trading Standards Advice

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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Foodworks SW

FoodWorksSW is a targeted business support programme delivered by food and drink industry experts on behalf of North Somerset Council.

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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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