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Business and licensing news

Call for businesses to help with vital supplies

Published on Monday, 30 March 2020

The Council has issued a call to all businesses in the city to see if they can help source some vital supplies.

New support available for Coventry businesses.

Published on Wednesday, 01 April 2020

Coventry businesses affected by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic can now apply to the Government’s Small Business Grant Fund and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund.

Belgrade Plaza purchase

Published on Wednesday, 04 March 2020

Coventry City Council’s cabinet looks set to approve a plan to purchase the long leasehold for land and commercial property around Belgrade Plaza.

Helping city businesses

Published on Monday, 03 February 2020

An innovative new scheme has been helping businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire find the investment they need to grow their business.


New additional licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation HMOs to be introduced in Coventry

Published on Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Coventry will be starting an additional licensing scheme on May 4 to improve the management and condition of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs).


New Battery Industrialisation Centre powers up with additional cash boost

Published on Friday, 20 December 2019

Coventry is set to receive millions of pounds in extra funding to make sure the new UK Battery Industrialisation Centre is a world leader for years to come.

Coventry is bucking the national trend for productivity and patent applications.

Published on Thursday, 07 November 2019

With a strong economy and employment rates up, Coventry saw productivity rise by 3.3% compared to a 3.1% nationally.

Pictured: a hiding spot used by the criminals.

Tobacco crime – a trade worth millions across the West Midlands

Published on Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Coventry Trading Standards seized a staggering 4,584,040 cigarettes last year, with more than six million illegal cigarettes and 350kg of hand rolling tobacco seized in total by local authority Trading Standards services across the West Midlands region, despite ingenious efforts to hide them.

InTech Wi-Fi

City WiFi expansion underway and it’s free to users

Published on Friday, 22 March 2019

A free public WiFi that is available to city centre visitors and businesses is being expanded across the city centre.

Business Grants, growth hub

Coventry City Council unveils new £20m funding programmes for local businesses

Published on Friday, 22 March 2019

£20m funding for local businesses was recently unveiled during a meeting of over 120 Coventry and Warwickshire organisations.

Precision engineering company flying high

Precision engineering company flying high

Published on Tuesday, 12 March 2019

A family owned Coventry business has benefitted from a grant to make their premises more eco-friendly and save them money on bills.

Supermarket bosses told of ‘massive blow to the community’

Published on Thursday, 07 March 2019

Councillors fighting to save a local supermarket from closure have met senior managers from Aldi to call on them to think again.

Raising safety standards among black cab drivers

Published on Tuesday, 05 March 2019

Coventry City Council’s Licensing and Regulatory Committee is becoming increasingly concerned about the rise in complaints from wheelchair passengers being illegally transported in  hackney carriages.


Councillors get closer look at Coventry’s digital transformation as full fibre project gathers pace

Published on Monday, 04 March 2019

Rollout of city’s next-generation broadband network continues – with homes beginning to feel benefits.

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