Whether you are starting up a business, developing your company or thinking of relocating to Hart, a number of services are available to help you. We have a wide range of information, guidance and support, all designed to help your business succeed. 

Business rates 

Businesses within the district have to pay business rates. In this section of the website you can find information on relief's, appeals, rateable value and unoccupied property rating. 

Food safety

Topics covered in this section are registering a food premises, the food hygiene rating scheme, the safer food better business advice service and information on food hygiene training. 

Help & advice

Whether you are looking to employ an apprentice, or go fairtrade, you can find information about Hart for Business magazine, business support, local business networks and guidance for commercial property searches here. 

Health & safety

This section of the website covers a range of areas such as reporting an accidents, the Hampshire workplace wellbeing charter, inspections, general advice and regulations.

Licensing & permits

Whether you are looking for an alcohol and entertainmenttaxi, or street trading license, they can all be applied for here, alongside a range of other licenses and permits that we provide.


Procurement is about the acquisition of goods,works and services from suppliers.These pages explain how the council procures and help you to do business with the council and other local authorities.


This section includes planning guidance for businesses such as changes of use, outdoor advertising, signs and working from home there are also links to pages on building control and planning applications



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