Glasgow City Council announces dedicated team for business reopening

Glasgow City Chambers

GLASGOW City Council has established a dedicated team to support businesses reopening as lockdown measures are eased.

The City Services team will bring members of the licensing, roads and environmental health departments together to provide “tailored support for businesses”, said the council.

Designed to be a single point of contact for businesses with regard to regulatory matters, the new team will be led by Denise Hamilton from the council’s Neighbourhoods and Sustainability department alongside head of licensing Mairi Millar.

The team will provide businesses with access to information about what will be expected of them to ensure they are compliant with COVID-19 guidance and legislation.

It will also work to ensure application processes “are being reviewed and streamlined where possible”, according to the council.

Hamilton said: “City Services will be the point of contact for business as we move through the different stages of lockdown and will provide access to all the relevant information that businesses need to consider before reopening.

“This new approach is being developed rapidly and further information on how we will engage with businesses will be released in the coming days.”

Council leader Susan Aitken said the team “will make it as straightforward as possible for businesses to navigate their way through the new arrangements and begin trading again”.