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Business and licensing


Details of advertising and sponsorship opportunities for businesses.

Broadband review

Details on the public review on the Governments plans to help roll out superfast broadband.

Business Rates

Business Rates are a tax paid on business properties. Find out more including how to pay Business Rates.

Business security

Links and resources for you and your staff to help your business be as safe and resilient as possible.


Commissioning is the process the council uses to make sure the goods and services we pay for are value for money.

Cost of living

Businesses are facing many challenges, and it can be hard to know how to move your business forward.

Find premises

Middlesbrough has a wide range of sites and properties for businesses, ranging from basic industrial units to high-value office accommodation.

Food businesses

How to register and how to comply with food hygiene and allergen legislation.

Greener business

If you have a business in Middlesbrough, support is available to help you go greener.

Grow your business

Advice, guidance and useful contacts for those wanting to grow their existing Middlesbrough-based business.


There are great opportunities for businesses to succeed in Middlesbrough.

Licences and permits

Details of licences including premises licences, gambling, hairdressing and cosmetic treatments, and taxis.

Pay an invoice

Details of how to pay an invoice relating to services provided to you by the council.

Purchase orders

Details to help us process your invoices as quickly as possible, including purchase orders and invoicing.


If you're currently unemployed you may be able to set up your own business building on the skills you have.

Start a business

Advice, guidance and useful contacts for those thinking of starting a business in Middlesbrough.

Superfast broadband

Details of superfast broadband provision in Middlesbrough.

Supplier Incentive Programme (SIP)

The Supplier Incentive Programme is an early payment programme, paying suppliers earlier than normal.

Town centre support

The Town Centre Team supports Middlesbrough's town centre businesses and is on hand to meet you if you need support.

Trading Standards advice for businesses

We work with businesses to promote a fair trading environment for traders and consumers in Middlesbrough.

Trading Standards advice for customers

If you think a business is acting unfairly or illegally, you can report them to Trading Standards.

Waste duty of care

Businesses producing, transporting or disposing of waste have to comply with the legal duty of care.

Workplace safety

Workplace accidents affect employers, employees, and members of the public.