Local Authorities and Business

Copeland Borough Council

About Copeland Borough Council

There is an estimated £90 billion investment in West Cumbria over the next 18 years.

Copeland is committed to creating a positive legacy for the area from the proposed development at Moorside.

Within the Copeland area there is a need for organisations to work together to improve the infrastructure of the areas, including road and rail links as part of the economic development of the area.

Whether you are taking your first steps towards setting up in business or have been trading for years, you will find a wealth of information, advice and guidance to help your business flourish on the Copeland Borough Council website.

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Essential web links

Copeland Borough Council’s business section can be found here.

Business rates

The Business Rates team can help you to understand the information on your bill and let you know if you are eligible for discounted payments.

More information here.

Fast foodFood safety

If you’re a food business please contact our Environmental Health team for advice, information and registration details.

More information here.

Trade waste

Copeland Borough Council operates a trade waste collection service.

All businesses are required to have such a contract and the council can offer a competitive price for this service.

More details here.


The Licensing team will confirm whether you require a licence to trade and can take you through the steps to obtaining a licence.

Find out more here.


Copeland Borough Council aims to encourage a mixed range of suppliers to bid for council contracts in order to help a varied and competitive market place.

Find out more here.

Health and safetyHealth and safety

Our Environmental Health team also give advice to businesses in complying with health and safety legislation.

More information here.