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Business Support

If you are a commercial tenant of the council and are struggling to pay your rent, please contact our Land and Commercial Team by sending your contact information to asset.management@highpeak.gov.uk.  and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Business support and advice

Below you can find links to help and support for businesses.

This information is subject to change - to receive updates please sign up for our business newsletter 


Financial Help

Visit our Business Financial Support page for schemes administered by the Council.


    The government has removed remaining domestic restrictions in England. There are still steps you can take to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19:

    • Get vaccinated 
    • Let fresh air in if meeting indoors, or meet outside
    • Consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces
    • Government advice is that most people in England are no longer advised to get tested. Find out more 

    Further information from government.

    Government guidance on reducing the spread of respiratory infections, including COVID-19, in the workplace can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/reducing-the-spread-of-respiratory-infections-including-covid-19-in-the-workplace

    Further Support

    If you need assistance navigating the requirements for your individual business circumstance the D2N2 Growth Hub may be able to help - call 0333 006 9178 or email info@d2n2growthhub.co.uk

    Help on risk assessments can be found on the Health and Safety Executive website.

    Find what Coronavirus support for employers and the self-employed is available to you via the Governments Support finder.


    Guidance and useful links

    Health and Safety Executive Guidance on working safely during the coronavirus outbreak covers a wide range of information, applicable for all businesses. This resource also gives advice on how to talk to employees about working safely during the pandemic.

    If your premises have been physically closed or under used it is important to manage legionella.


    All food and drink business operators MUST register their premises with us by law. This includes businesses operating from home, a mobile unit or a temporary premises such as a stall or van.

    You should also be checking for any pests (especially if your business has been closed for some time).  If you find any, the council can help you to get rid of them - please see our Pest Control page for more details.

    The Food Standards Agency also offers useful resources below:


    Updates and Information


    Support for sports clubs and organisations

    • Club Matters - provides lots of guidance for sports clubs through the current crisis. Templates and guidance include topics such as; emergency financial planning, securing your premises, understanding financial support available, running virtual meetings and making the most of social media channels are available.
    • Further advice and guidance is also available from Active Derbyshire

    For further support or guidance please contact; leisureservices@highpeak.gov.uk