Council Support

North Tyneside Council’s Business & Enterprise Team support economic growth and job creation in the borough.

The priority of the team is to support new and assist existing businesses to grow and thrive.

Relocation support

Invest North Tyneside can helping investors and any business looking to grow to find a perfect property for them in North Tyneside. The borough offers a wide range of properties, from town centre locations and international business parks to flexible incubator units.

A comprehensive property database is available at and property experts are able to advise on premises which precisely meet the needs of each company.

Where additional support is required, the team will also arrange a programme of property visits and accompany investors on viewings where required to support discussions and arrangements with property agents and third parties.

Small Business Rate Relief

If you run a small business, you could get help to pay your bills with small business rate relief.If you continue to meet the conditions for small business rate relief (which apply at the time, to the property and the ratepayer) you’ll automatically continue to receive this in each new valuation period.If there is a change in circumstance you need to notify the local authority straight away.

You must tell the local authority if:

  • You take occupation of a property you did not occupy when you applied for relief – you must submit a new application
  • there is an increase in the rateable value of an occupied property in another area than the local authority which granted the relief – you must give this in writing

The application form can be found at 

Do not contact a rating agent or take up an offer of a rating agent to assist you business as they will charge you a fee until the next rating list is compiled in 5 years time. 

If you think your business is eligible for Small Business Rate Relief or a backdated refund, all you need to do is contact National Non-Domestic Rates at North Tyneside Council via or call 0191 643 2365. 

Hardship Rate Relief

The Council has discretion to give relief in special circumstances. For further details about small business rate relief or hardship rate relief, please contact the Business Rates Department on 0191 643 2365 or email

Inward Investment

Acting as a single point of contact for investors, Invest North Tyneside offers advice on all matters relating to business investment in the area. Companies can tap into a broad range of support from property searches and bespoke research on the region to providing advice on access to funding.

This can be as hands-on or as arms length as required and is always tailored to meet individual needs. Working closely with partners across North East England, Invest North Tyneside can broker in additional sources of support as and when required.


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