Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council regulates and licences activities under various regulations and Acts which control the operation of certain kinds of business.
The purpose of these controls is to maintain, protect and improve public safety, health and the environment by using a variety of methods such as education, advice and enforcement in relation to the relevant legislation.
Different licences are dealt with by different departments within the Council. Please check the individual licence or permit that you are interested in for whom to contact. You can go straight to the licence/department by clicking on the relevant licence/permit type on the left. In addition, most of the licences/permits can be applied for online via the EU Services Directive, details of which are given below, whilst others can only be applied for by printing the relevant application form and posting it to the appropriate department within the Council.
About the EU Services Directive
The EU Services Directive aims to break down barriers to cross border trade in services between countries in the EU. It will make it easier for service providers, particularly small and medium sized enterprises, to offer their services to customers in other EU countries, whether establishing elsewhere in the EU or providing services remotely from the UK.
What is the Services Directive?
The Services Directive is a European law that aims to make life easier for businesses providing or using services in the European Union. It requires all EU countries to lift legal and administrative barriers. For further information, please see the “Service Directive, Doing Business Made Easier” leaflet.