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Changes to council services due to Coronavirus

For businesses

Advice for businesses regarding Coronavirus

Published Thursday, 19 March 2020
East Northamptonshire Council is working with the Government to issue guidance and advice for businesses.

The Council will grant business rate reliefs and issue Government grants where applicable. Once we have received the official legalisation from Government we will publish an update for eligible businesses with all of the relevant information.  

Businesses are advised to read the latest Government guidance on business rates affected by coronavirus.

Business rates: expanded retail discount - guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response

Health Protection

Relaxation of rules to allow pubs and restaurants to operate as takeaways


Central Licensing Administration Unit

After careful consideration, and following the latest advice on social distancing, the Central Licensing Administration Unit, based at ENC, has suspended ‘face-to-face’ service until further notice.

For any licensing queries, please do not present in person to our offices as you will not be seen by a licensing administrator. If you require any guidance about an application process, please email

Due to the face-to-face nature of new applications for private hire and hackney carriage driver applications, ENC have currently suspended any processing of these new applications and you should email

The decision remains under review and updates around the Licensing Unit will be published as soon as possible.

For residents

Northamptonshire County Council latest information and guidance

The latest Public Health England information regarding the disposal of personal waste can be viewed at COVID-19: cleaning in non-healthcare settings.

Coronavirus advice from Northamptonshire County Council