Running a business from your home

Lots of people work from home and this is something that we actively encourage as self employment is a great way to increase your income. You may, for example, want to set up an ironing service or turn a hobby such as jewellery making into a business or you may be thinking about becoming a child minder or setting up a catering business. 

If you would like to run a business from your home then you need to let your local housing office know of your plans which they will ask you to confirm in writing. If your plans are approved then we may be able to put you in touch with agencies offering business start up advice and funding. Obviously we couldn't allow you to work from home if your business would cause nuisance or be a danger to the property or the local environment. 

Don't forget to let your local council know of your plans as they may need you to apply for planning permission depending upon the nature of the business.