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Local authorities, or councils as they're commonly known are responsible for enforcing regulations and local byelaws concerning a wide variety of business activities, and it may be necessary to contact one or more local authority department depending on the business sector or activity. 

Business owners or pre-start individuals should consult the local authority for specific advice and guidance. Some of the main activities and regulatory functions include: 


If you are unsure which council service it is you need, contact a member of our Business Gateshead team on