The cost of doing business

The business team help new and existing businesses access the full range of support available and facilitate business to business introductions to help grow Salford’s economy.

The team work in partnership with a range of public and private sector partners to:

  • encourage new business start-ups
  • help sustain and grow existing businesses
  • maximise the benefit to Salford’s community

We also recognise the impact that high inflation, tax increases and the energy crisis are having on businesses within the city and the pressure this adds to the costs of doing business. We recognise that this will effect businesses and people and the additional stress this will add to finances in the coming months. As a council and business team we our here to offer updates on the latest news, resources to help understand the ever changing businesses landscape and signpost you to practical support resources from within our network.

The Government’s Energy Bill Relief Scheme for businesses, will reduce gas and electricity prices for six months from Saturday 1 October 2022, with support extended thereafter for ‘vulnerable sectors’, as well as planned investment into the UK’s energy market and the renewable technology sector. This scheme, together with the Chancellor’s other announcements such as scrapping the planned rise in corporation tax, are intended to address the current cost of doing business and boost economic growth.

Our services are completely free, confidential and tailored to you. The team offer a single point of contact for both council services and those delivered by partners. Key support is detailed below but if you can’t find what you are looking for please use the contact details below to see how we can help you deliver your business needs.