Ban on Single Use Plastics – 1st October 2023-  Are You Ready?

Changes to the Law The Environmental Protection (Plastic Plates etc. and Polystyrene Containers etc.) (England) Regulations 2023 (legislation.gov.uk) Prepare for the ban – use up your existing stock before 1st October 2023. Find re-useable alternatives to single-use items Use different materials for single-use items. See Guidance - Read more Single Use Plastics (New rules)

All businesses are required by Law, to manage and dispose of their waste responsibly. The removal of waste from non-domestic premises is a separate chargeable service.  It is not included within your Business Rates.  The Council offers a bulk bin and grey sack collection service for commercial customers at reasonable…

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Following the introduction of the Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Disabled Persons) Act 2022 the Licensing Authority must maintain and publish a list of all licensed taxis and private hire vehicles which they designate as being wheelchair accessible.  The 2022 Act aims to ensure that disabled people can use taxi and PHV services with confidence…

Read more Equality Act 2010 and Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Disabled Persons) Act 2022

The Business Health Matters programme has been developed to support local businesses in improving the physical and mental health of their employees so that staff are happier, healthier and more resilient. This is an exciting new project that aims to support people aged 18+ who are in work, to develop skills to maintain or advance their employment Business…

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HMRC is introducing a simple tax check from 4 April 2022 that will take place when people renew their licences to drive taxis, drive and operate private hire vehicles, or deal in scrap metal. It will be supported by a new digital service that HMRC is developing. This service has been created so that everyone pays…

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The Government announced a new COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF) of £1.5 billion. The fund will be available to support those businesses affected by the pandemic but that are ineligible for existing support linked to business rates. Fylde’s allocation is £1.2m.

The aim of this scheme is to provide Business Rates Relief for the financial year…

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Fylde is renowned for not only its historical seaside resorts but also for its rural beauty.  From the estuary frontages to the historical market towns and villages.  Within these centres we retain a strong appetite for fresh produce, drinks, locally made arts and crafts. Our Artisan Markets reflect this quality offer. Read more Markets