Business and licences

How to apply or pay for a licence and where to get advice about tendering or supplying Suffolk County Council.

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Apply for a licence

Highways or business licences such as scaffold, animal feed, skip, crane, weighbridge, petroleum, fireworks or festive licences.

Pay for a licence

Find out how to pay online for a licence (SL NRSWA) or a Section 50 (NRSWA 50) licence with a licence reference number.

Council services for business

Services such as archaeological, property and utilities and Suffolk Advertising and being prepared in an emergency for the loss of power or water supply.

Funding for charities, business and community organisations

Working in partnership with, a range of programmes and initiatives that support charities, businesses and community organisations.

LEADER rural funding programme

Suffolk County Council is the accountable body for the LEADER rural funding programme in Suffolk and North Essex.

Economic development and inward investment

About the Suffolk Growth Strategy, the Economic Development service, investment and growth opportunities and Better Broadband for Suffolk.

Tenders and supplying us

About the procurement and tendering process at Suffolk County Council including our current tender and commissioning opportunities.

Fire safety for businesses, landlords, charities and schools

Information and advice on fire safety for businesses, landlords and other non-domestic premises including schools, community centres and shops.

Recruit, inspire and develop your workforce

Promote your business, inspire young people and invest in skills and training with support provided by the Skills Team at Suffolk County Council.

Business continuity management

Details of types of incidents that could damage a business and their likely outcomes, as well as guidance for business on creating a continuity plan.

IT services for schools and academies

Range of IT services from Suffolk County Council for schools, academies and multi-academy trusts based in Suffolk.

Suffolk Cloud Network

A network infrastructure project is delivering fast and flexible network connections across public sector sites in Suffolk.

Suffolk and Norfolk Long Range Wide Area Network

A two-year joint project between Suffolk County Council and Norfolk County Council, funded by a grant from New Anglia LEP.

Advice for businesses regarding coronavirus (COVID-19)

Where businesses in Suffolk can find online and phone support in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19).