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Commercial services and business support

We run a wide range of quality commercial services.

We offer plenty of support and advice to help you run your business in Copeland.

Non domestic rates (business rates)

Non domestic rates - often referred to as business rates - are charged on most non-domestic properties (including commercial ones) such as shops, offices, pubs, warehouses and factories. If you use a building or part of a building for non-domestic purposes, it is likely that you will have to pay business rates.

Paying an invoice

There are various ways you can pay an invoice.

Services you can provide to the council

Councils in Cumbria use online business portal The Chest, a single point for councils in the North West to advertise contracts. The system brings buyers and suppliers together and allows registered suppliers to receive automatic notification of tender opportunities. It is completely free to all suppliers and available 24/7. 

Full details are available on our procurement process.

Our property for sale

We list all land and property we currently have listed for sale.

Useful links

Department for International Trade

UK Export Academy