COVID-19 support for business

Visit our COVID-19 support for business pages for information about the support that is available.

Any business in the West Suffolk area concerned about their specific circumstances or confused about where they can go for support can contact: or phone 01284 757114.

GOV.UK - Opening certain businesses and venues in England from 4 July 2020

Pavement licences

Applications are open in West Suffolk for temporary pavement licences to help cafés, restaurants and pubs trade during COVID-19 and keep people safe.

The move by West Suffolk Council follows new legislation just agreed by Government to ease previous restrictions on putting items such as tables and chairs outside premises for the sale of food or drink for consumption.

A fast track process has been introduced so premises can apply, relevant consultees can have their say and a decision made in a much shorter time. Government allows councils to charge up to £100 to apply but West Suffolk Council has agreed during this time to make the process free.

More information can be found at Street trading and vending