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Council services for your tourism business

Swansea Council can assist you with many aspects of your business

Building Control

The Building Control service makes sure that buildings are safe, healthy, sustainable and accessible for all users. This service covers domestic, commercial and public-use buildings and make sure they meet building regulations.

Tel: 01792 635636

Business Support and Grants

Swansea council has a dedicated business team who offer a range of advice and support for your business. Whether you are starting your business up or looking to expand and grow, green your business or improve your digital presence we can help. 

Our services include:

  • 'Power Hour' information and training sessions on a range of topics
  • Business Networking
  • Financial Support
  • Business e-Newsletter

We also work closely with a wide range of partners to provide advice and support regardless of the size or sector of your business.


Business Rates

Business rates are a form of local taxation payable by the occupiers or owners of commercial properties such as shops, offices, pubs, warehouses and factories. They are collected by Swansea Council on behalf of the Welsh Government. The money collected is paid into a central 'pool' and then redistributed across Wales to help pay for services provided by all the local authorities. Other commercial interests that business rates are payable for include telecommunication masts, advertising rights, cash machines and car parks.

For queries regarding the Business Rates on your premises visit

Commercial Waste and Recycling

Swansea Council can provide a range of waste and recycling collection and disposal services for your business. They can be designed to meet your businesses needs with  different size and type of containers and frequency of collection. Why choose our commercial waste collection service? 

  • competitive rates, fixed price contracts
  • with no hidden costs, all administration
  • fees including waste transfer notes
  • includes dedicated experienced local team to help with enquires and provide no obligation consultation and quotation
  • no charge for duty of care waste transfer note
  • VAT free
  • flexible service


Doing Business with the Council

The Council procures a diverse range of supplies, services and works. For example, stationery, electricity and even the construction of a new school. The Council spends on average over £250 million a year with external organisations. Contact the purchasing team for details of forthcoming and existing procurement opportunities.


Food Safety

The Food Safety Team can provide information, advice and support for food related businesses including business registrations and food hygiene ratings. 

Tel: 01792 635600

Health and Safety

The Health and Safety Team make sure local businesses keep to health and safety legislation. This covers retail, some warehouses, most offices, hotels and catering, sports, leisure, consumer services and places of worship. 


Land and Property

Identify vacant land and commercial premises within Swansea which is available to buy or rent. The list on the Council's website includes property which is both Council-owned and available through local commercial agents. 



For licenses relating to business activity including alcohol and entertainment; taxis; street trading; fundraising and animals 



Services include guidance on planning applications, planning enforcement, tree maintenance and land charges. If you're looking to make alterations to your premises, please contact the Planning Team before undertaking any works.


Sponsorship and Commercial Opportunities

Become a partner with Swansea Council and raise your company profile, increase your company's awareness and strengthen your brand to your customers and community.
Becoming a partner with benefits:

  • It's an opportunity to create differentiation between your company and your competitors
  • Build image and reinforce your company's reputation and credibility 
  • Develop a long-term partnership with Swansea Council and increase the relationship between your company and the community 
  • An opportunity for your company to have the association with other quality providers 
  • Your company in front of 1,000s of potentially new customers, including over 29,000 students 


Trading Standards

Trading Standards are responsible for enforcing consumer laws to encourage fair, safe and honest trading. Our work helps protect businesses and consumers from scams and unfair trading.

Tel: 01792 635600

General queries

You can contact Swansea Council on 01792 636000.