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Business & licensing

Whether you are a business or an individual looking to invest, grow, develop or achieve in Ashfield we can support you.

We support local businesses to grow and develop, have the necessary licences and permits, and operate safely. We can also help you find the right premises for your business and collect your business rates. 

We promote new business start-ups, nurture and inspire entrepreneurial talent, and to encourage existing businesses to relocate to the Ashfield District.

Coronavirus advice

For the latest coronavirus advice and support for businesses check our coronavirus support for businesses page. There is also information on licensing and operating on the coronavirus licensing updates page. 


You can pay your business rates online through OpenAshfield. It's free and easy to sign up and makes managing your business rates payments hassle free. 

Sign up to OpenAshfield

Business grants

There are a number of grants available across Ashfield and Mansfield to support businesses. Businesses may also be able to get rate relief, or extra help due to coronavirus