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Support for businesses

We have provided information to help support all businesses and organisation within the district through the Cost of Living crisis.  The information on this page may be useful to your business/organisation but also to help your employees that are residents in Ashfield. 

How we can support your business

Business support

Our Business support team collate key information on useful topics for local businesses, including information for start-ups, commercial property, and how to expand your business:

Career Boost

Our Career Boost section gives information to jobseekers on how to look for and find work in Ashfield:

Business Rates

We may be able to help you with your Business Rates if you are a business in Ashfield, new or established small or medium sized enterprise.

Food businesses

If you are a business involved in food and drinks, or you are an approved premises supplying food to other businesses you will need to follow hygiene and safety rules. You may also need a licence.

Help for Business in setting up a licensed premises

Receive some free advice for new business re: food, Health and Safety, massage, special treatments, animal welfare available via email:

Loans and grants support

There is a vast amount of help and support for existing businesses including loans and grants that you might find useful. 

Housing Benefit - Information for landlords

If you are a landlord and have a tenant who receives Housing Benefit, you can find more information on how Housing Benefit affects you directly:

Other local business support

Trading Standards business advice

Nottinghamshire Trading Standards are offering free advice and support to businesses in Nottinghamshire:

Government business support

Your business can receive advice and financial help from government-backed schemes.

Supporting small businesses with rising energy costs

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) are offering free advice about the rising energy costs that businesses/organisations are facing.  Please visit the link below:

Help your Employees

Your employees may need assistance through the Cost of Living crisis and we have a link for residents that they may find useful.  This covers food waste and banks that operate within the Ashfield area, Citizen Advice and even financial help.  The followings link will take your employees to this information. 


Due to the raising costs including fuel your organisation may want employees to travel a different way which can be of benefit to both your business and also may help employees.

Cycle to work scheme

This is a scheme that you may wish to encourage your employees to take part in but would need your organisation to sign up to the scheme.

Active travel around Nottinghamshire

Travel choice is launching a scheme to get people active and offer free active travel advice, including bike loans, free cycling training and bike maintenance sessions:

Mental Health

You may already have information within your organisation that helps support your employees wellbeing, but further information can be found about Mental Health First Aid Training Courses specifically for businesses.

Providing a Creche Facility within your business

Your business may operate a Creche Facility or be considering offering this type of facility for its employees. Find out more on how your organisation can provide childcare provision for your employees.