London Borough of Southwark

London Borough of Southwark provides advice, support and information to startups and established firms in Southwark.

Business support

Southwark Council provides signposting to sources of business support and advice for startups and small firms in the borough.

Southwark Council provides advice and guidance on business continuity planning.

Business premises

London Borough of Southwark lists premises available to rent or buy.


Southwark libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.

Business rates

London Borough of Southwark is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.


Southwark Council provides information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.

Emergency contacts

London Borough of Southwark provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings or structures.
  • Emergency repairs to council-owned property.
  • Street and pavement issues such as traffic lights, streetlights and blocked drains.
  • Extreme weather.

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