Licensing & business regulation news
Lockdown grants available for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses
We are working hard to understand what we must and can do to support local businesses and our economy during this new national lockdown.
A big thank-you for sensible reopening of the night-time economy
Northampton Borough Council would like to say a huge thank-you to everyone for their sensible approach to the reopening of the town’s night-time economy during the weekend.
Food safety, everyone’s business
This year Northampton Borough Council is celebrating the World Food Safety Day on 7 June by supporting an action-oriented campaign lead by World Health Organisation.
Health and safety in workplaces open during coronavirus pandemic
Northampton Borough Council’s Environmental Health and Licensing team offer advice and guidance to businesses helping them understand how the new health and safety regulations apply to their business.
Retail businesses set to benefit from rate relief scheme
Northampton Borough Council is implementing the revised Government Business Rate Relief scheme that will benefit retail businesses in the town.
We’re on the hunt for the best-managed licensed premises in Northampton.
Entries are now being invited for the Best Bar None Awards 2018.
Town centre safety this Christmas 2017
Northampton Borough Council is reminding festive party-goers of the importance of personal safety this Christmas. In particular, the council is keen to raise awareness of how to identify licensed taxis and private hire cars.
Taxi and private hire checks produce results
Mechanical checks on licensed vehicles in Northampton on Friday evening caught a number of cars operating unsafely.
Shoppers warned against falling for bogus fundraising
Northampton Borough Council is warning shoppers in the town centre to be aware of a possible scam.
Borough Council and Northamptonshire Police working together to improve community safety in the town centre
Northampton Borough Council and Northamptonshire Police Safer Roads Team have been working together to carry out successful enforcement activities to improve community safety in the town centre.
Only 6 of 24 pass safety spot-check on hackney carriages and private hire vehicles
Earlier this week, a multi-agency operation saw 24 vehicles randomly stopped and only 6 given the all-clear to continue immediately.
Seven Northampton taxis failed borough council safety checks
Northampton Borough Council’s latest round of spot safety checks on private hire vehicles (PHVs) and hackney carriages found seven vehicles did not meet the required standards.