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Due to essential maintenance, the following systems will be unavailable from 6.00pm on Monday 2 October until 8.00am on Tuesday 3 October: our online council tax, business rates and housing benefit services, and our welfare assistance form. You will also not be able to register to pay council tax online, make a change of address for council tax or cancel single person discount. You are still able to make a payment during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Retail support

We are the first point of contact for all retail business enquiries in County Durham. Find out more about the services available that could help your business grow.

Type of help that is available

We provide a mix of business support to the retail sector including:

  • assisting new business start-ups
  • improving shop frontages and the general environment of town centres
  • assist with site acquisition and clearance
  • provide training for business owners and staff
  • help with funding

Talk to us

You will be provided dedicated support to work with you on a one-to-one basis throughout your business journey. If you need further information, contact us.

Contact us
Community Economic Development
03000 267 967
Our address is:
  • Council Offices
  • Green Lane
  • Spennymoor
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL16 6JQ