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Cost of Living - Advice for Business

Financial advice

In partnership with the North Essex Economic Board, Maldon District Council is providing free debt and finance advice from Lets Do Business Group, including the extended Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) -

Business pre/start up support

With the impacts of Covid19 and even in difficult financial circumstances we know many residents will be thinking about starting their own business. Maldon District Council and the North Essex Economic board are offering free support from Colbea –

Workplace well being

It’s vitally important employers understand the impacts stress and mental health can have on their business and employees, particularly for those employees experiencing the impacts of the Cost of living Crisis. Maldon District Council are working with the Maldon District CVS providing free and accessible Mental Health, stress reduction & wellness training. Contact Dan Thompson (M&DCVS Project Officer) Tel: 01621 851891 ext. 010  Email:

Maldon District Council is supporting Essex Working which provides Maldon District businesses with free workplace health and wellbeing support. Essex Working Well.

Digital opportunities

If your business needs to generate more income through digital and e-commerce channels, Maldon District Council ‘Keep it Local’ project can offer free 121 support from  to apply

Free advice is also available from Colbea – as part of our partnership with the North Essex Economic Board

The challenges of Import/Export

With Covid and Brexit, Importing and Exporting can be more challenging then ever, Maldon District Council and the North Essex Economic board are offering free advice from Colbea –

Reducing your costs and energy

Reducing energy and fuel usage not only reduces you carbon foot print but also help the bottom line. Free advice is available from Colbea – as part of our partnership with the North Essex Economic Board.

The Low Carbon Across the South and East (LoCASE) programme provides free business support to help your business to become more profitable while protecting the environment and encouraging low carbon solutions. This can include grants for businesses of up to £10,000 - LoCASE | Low Carbon Across the South and East

Recruitment can be expensive, consider free opportunities to find the best talent. DWP’s Find a job service is free to use -

Maldon District Council is also supporting ECL’s Inclusive Employment Project. Supporting employers to be Disability Confident, enhance employer reputation and improve staff loyalty and retention. Inclusive Employers | ECL

Petrol and deasil are a big part of business costs. The RAC have created the Ultimate Guide to saving on fuel.

Does your business claim Employment Allowance, do you know it has increased? Check if your business is eligible

General advice and ‘navigation’

Sometimes it hard to know where to turn, what support is available or who to ask. Maldon District business can get free assessment, ‘navigation’ and sign posting to a whole range of support from BEST Growth Hub

Other opportunities

Could your business offer new and exciting events, family activities or concessions in our District parks? Do you need a Pavement Licence to provide a little more space to serve your customers? While opportunities in our historic high streets are limited, applications for both can be made at