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Regeneration

  1. Low Carbon Business Case Studies

    The council has been helping local businesses grow - and be green at the same time. Here we share their experience of how the help they received benefited their business.

  2. Starting up a new business in Copeland

    A wide range of support is available to businesses and individuals who are looking to start up a business in Copeland.

  3. Support from the Council for businesses

    Here we outline the support available from the council for businesses in Copeland.

  4. Environmental advice for businesses

    Here you can find out how to make your business greener.

  5. Business doing its best for the environment

    For the the past two years the annual Copeland Pride Awards for celebrating business achievements in Copeland has included an environmental category. 

    This is our green award, for the business that goes the extra mile in what it delivers and ensuring that the environment is at the heart of everything it does. This might mean a business that is reducing its carbon footprint, offers environmentally friendly products or something even more radical.

  6. Support for existing businesses in Copeland

    Here we look at what support is available for existing businesses in Copeland.

Environmental health

  1. Health and safety in the beauty industry

    This booklet contains advice and guidance on how to keep you and your employees safe at work. The booklet is written in simple language and tries to avoid jargon and legalese.

  2. Tourism business event booking form

    Booking form for "A Guide to Consumer Protection - Supporting Tourism in Cumbria"

  3. Starting a Food Business

    Here is a quick guide to setting up a food business in Copeland

  4. Animal boarding establishment licence

    Explanation of when a licence is required.

  5. Health and Safety

    If you run a business it is vital that you conform with health and safety legislation and that you understand your responsibilities. Here we answer some frequently asked questions about health and safety procedure.

  6. Food registration form

    Form to use to register a food business, notify us of premises and/or vehicles used in the preparation or transportation of food. There are some useful guidance notes to accompany this form that we suggest you read before completing and returning the form to us.

Council tax

  1. How to pay your non domestic (business) rates

    Most people pay their non domestic/ business rates for the year by ten monthly instalments from April to January. You will find these instalments shown on your bill. However if you prefer you can opt to pay the full amount at the start of the year, or by two instalments (April and October).

  2. What if my rateable value is wrong?

    If you think either your rateable value or rating list entry is incorrect, you can make an appeal asking for it to be changed.

  3. Small Business Rate Relief

    You may be entitled to a 50% reduction of your Non Domestic Rate charge if your business occupies a Non Domestic Rated property with a Rateable Value of less than than £6,000.

  4. Inform council that business is vacated

    If you have left or sold a property please complete this form and return to the Copeland Centre.

     

  5. Claim small business rate relief

    Form to use to claim small business rate relief.

  6. Charitable relief for business rates

    Registered Charities are eligible for relief from the rates on any non-domestic property that is wholly or mainly used for charitable purposes.

  7. Other relief for business rates

    Your business rates can be reduced if you qualify for Hardship Relief or have a rural business.

Planning

  1. Do I need planning permission?

    Find out if you need planning permission and how to apply. This page relates to other forms of development that are not householder related. 

Business support

  1. What help can you give businesses?
  2. Business Sites - Whitehaven area

    The Copeland area has a range of properties available for business, with premises of varying size and for different levels of use.

  3. Business

    Whether you are taking your first steps towards setting up in business or have been trading for years, here you will find a wealth of information, advice and guidance to help your business flourish. 

  4. Business sites - Frizington area

    The Copeland area has a range of properties available for business, with premises of varying size and for different levels of use.

  5. Phoenix Enterprise Centre

    Office space available

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