Relocating your business


Business, employment and coronavirus
National advice on loans, grants and how businesses can work safely. Also details of local support from the Business East Sussex Growth Hub.

Are you relocating or expanding your business in East Sussex? The websites below can help.

Locate East Sussex

Locate East Sussex is the official inward investment agency for East Sussex. They advise businesses on growth and work to grow our local economy.

Get free and impartial advice on:

  • Access to funding to accelerate growth.
  • Finding your commercial property with their property search tool.
  • Assistance with location decisions.
  • Contacting local planning and economic development teams.
  • Case studies and success stories.

Locate East Sussex

East Sussex in Figures (ESiF) website

The ESiF website provides the latest statistics about East Sussex. Visit for information on communities including:

  • the economy
  • housing
  • transport
  • population.

East Sussex in Figures

Business rates

Local district or borough councils are responsible for setting and collecting business rates. The amount payable depends on the rateable value of a premises, set by the Valuation Office Agency.

The links below will direct you to information about business rates in your area.


If you want to expand existing or build new premises, you will probably need to consider both planning and building regulations. The GOV.UK website features a comprehensive guide to planning permission and building regulations.

District and borough councils deal with most planning and building issues. The links below direct you to information about planning permission and building control in East Sussex.


If you need to consider parking availability for staff, visitors and customers, you can find information on car parks, on-street parking and parking charges through our district and borough councils.

There is also on-street parking information on the County Council’s parking pages.