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Business Support

If you are a commercial tenant of the council and are struggling to pay your rent, please contact our Land and Commercial Team by sending your contact information to asset.management@Staffsmoorlands.gov.uk.  and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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Financial Help

Visit our Business Financial Support page for schemes administered by the Council.


The government has announced that England will move to Plan B in response to the risks of the Omicron variant.

  • Wear a face covering in most indoor public places and on public transport
  • Get tested and self-isolate if required
  • Work from home, if you can
  • If you haven't already, get vaccinated
  • Let fresh air in if you meet indoors. Meeting outdoors is safer

More information from government on Plan B https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Businesses advice on working safely can be found by industry here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-covid-19


Further Support

The national government guidance lists appropriate working safely measures for different types of business.

Guidance on face coverings can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own

You can download a poster for display in your shop here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-poster

Help on risk assessments and the latest government guidance on health and safety can be found on the Health and Safety Executive website.

Latest government business support  

Find what Coronavirus support for employers and the self-employed is available to you via the Government's Support finder. 

If you need assistance navigating the requirements for your individual business circumstance the Stoke and Staffordshire Growth Hub  is the principal source of business support covering the Moorlands and they have an advice line as well as offering bookable 1-2-1 telephone appointments Tel 0300 111 8002


Guidance and useful links

If your premises have been physically closed or under used it is important to manage legionella.


Guidance for food businesses  

All food and drink business operators MUST register their premises with us by law. This includes businesses operating from home, a mobile unit or a temporary premises such as a stall or van.

Find out more on food safety

When you are preparing to restart your food service business, you may need to contact the council to let us know of your intentions.

You should also be checking for any pests (especially if your business has been closed for some time).  If you find any, the council can help you to get rid of them - please see our Pest Control page for more details.

The Food Standards Agency also offers useful resources below:


Updates and Information


Coronavirus Support for Sports Clubs

Small grants for businesses that are liable for business rates may be available to support some clubs in the Staffordshire Moorlands.  

Additional Support for sports clubs and organisations

  • Club Matters - provides lots of guidance for sports clubs through the current crisis. Templates and guidance include topics such as; emergency financial planning, securing your premises, understanding financial support available, running virtual meetings and making the most of social media channels are available.
  • Further advice and guidance is also available from Sport Across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent SASSOT

For further support or guidance please contact; leisureservices@staffsmoorlands.gov.uk