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Business rates, licensing and permits

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Business rates, licensing and permits

Information for your business

Business Portal

Camden’s online portal allows you to make business rates or licensing payments and access a range of other services. Registration and login is required.

Business Rates

Business rates are set and levied nationally by government. Camden collects business rates on behalf of the government and returns them centrally. Although Camden has successfully lobbied for revaluation support for businesses impacted by business rates rises, our flexibility to set rates and discounts is limited by government.

Camden has joined other London councils and the Mayor in calling for a fairer and more locally controlled business rates system. This includes giving London the power to spend more money on the things that matter most to Londoners, including social care, affordable housing, infrastructure and support for businesses.

Read more about your business rates.

Licensing and Permits

To start-up or operate certain businesses, you may need to apply for a licence or permit from Camden Council.

A licence is necessary if you want to sell alcohol, run a taxi firm, run a pet shop, sell explosives and for various other reasons:

Find out if you need to apply for a licence or permit for your business