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Business support and guidance

Read about the latest guidance for Westminster businesses.

The Supplier Readiness Programme

Find out how to apply for the Supplier Readiness Programme.

Business rates

Non-domestic rates, or business rates, are how occupiers of non-domestic property contribute towards the cost of local services.

Business Information Points

Whether you're taking your first steps as an entrepreneur, or looking for new ideas for your business, our BIPs can help.

Invoice payments

How to pay an invoice received from the council online and what do to if your invoice does not meet the criteria.


Pay for parking tickets, apply for a parking permit and find out where to park in Westminster.


Apply for a licence, view an existing licence, or comment on an application.


Search for and comment on applications, make a planning application and see all the planning policies.

Commercial Waste Services

A low cost and reliable service that will help to dispose of your waste.

Film or hold an event in Westminster

City promotions, events and filming

Food safety for businesses

How we regulate food safety in food premises and investigate outbreaks of food poisoning.

Trading Standards

Find out more about consumer protection legislation and how we work to achieve a fair, safe trading environment.

Major Incidents and Contingency Planning

Find out how the council prepares for emergencies.

Preparing your business for emergencies

Find information, advice and guidance on how you can plan your business for emergencies.

Report it

Tell us about a street problem in Westminster.

Westminster Business Unit

A range of bespoke support and services for those seeking self-employment or starting or growing a business.

City inspectors

Find out more about the work of the city inspectors

Health and safety at work

Health and safety at work - what it means.

Support schemes for businesses

Information about financial and advisory schemes for businesses in Westminster

Subsidised Employment Fund

Find out how to apply for the Subsidised Employment Fund.