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Business and licensing



This section provides information on business licensing and support for local businesses, including:
  • Northern Devon Economic Strategy, 2014 - 2020
  • licensing and registration: we carry out licensing/registration functions for many commercial activities, working in partnership with local business whilst fulfilling our obligation to protect public safety
  • business support: general advice for business and signposts to other organisations
  • business rates and rate relief schemes: we administer Small business rate relief for smaller businesses and 'Start Up, Top Up' rate relief for new businesses
  • commercial property: we provide links to commercial agents and we manage the Woodlands Enterprise Centre in South Molton, comprising business workspace units and a business support centre with meeting rooms that can be hired (contact the Economic Development team telephone: 01271 388216 for details of self contained 2,000 square feet units available to rent or to book a meeting/training room)
  • the BID Barnstaple websiteexternal website: has details of Barnstaple Town Centre Management's Business Improvement District (BID) plan within the retail and business quarter of Barnstaple, backed by North Devon Council.


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