Business, licences and consumers

Find out more about permits and business rates, discover support services like procurement and advice. Explore opportunities like community assets, market stalls, and advertising options.

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Licences and permits

Search, apply for and renew a licence, permit or certificate, application and renewal fees, view all current licensing applications.

Business rates

Business rates are the way that businesses help to contribute towards local services. Find out more here.

Procurement and contracting

Procurement services are provided by STAR Procurement, a shared service for Knowsley, St Helen’s, Trafford, Tameside, Stockport and Rochdale. Find our more about the resources available here.

Business support

We can help you to start your business, offer general advice and guidance and support with business continuity planning. Find out more here.

Fleet logistics management

Knowsley Vehicle and Plant Repairs provides comprehensive vehicle and plant repair and maintenance services for a wide range of vehicles and plant items. Find out more about our IRTE accredited service here.

Supplier information

Find out about the benefits of joining our Premier Supplier Service, and learn how the council uses purchase orders and what suppliers need to know before invoicing.

Shop premises to let

Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council invites rental offers for shop premises. Learn how to apply here.

Trade at Kirkby Market

Kirkby Market is a vibrant covered market that has been serving the community for over five decades. With over 130 stalls and a recent refurbishment, Kirkby Market is an ideal location to establish or expand your business

Community Assets

Community asset transfers empower local people and organisations to control their community's future. They can extend the use of an asset, secure resources, and attract investment. Find out more information and guidance here.

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