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Benefits and support

Links to information about receiving benefits and help with your finances.

Benefit fraud

Information about the type of action the council takes against benefit fraud in the city.

Benefits calculators

Information and links to help you find out what you may be entitled to.


Find information about running a business in Portsmouth, contract opportunities with the council and paying business rates.

Business locations

Find information about business locations, properties, market stalls and concessionary pitches in Portsmouth

Business enterprise centres

For more information about each centre, including available units, visit the Portsmouth Enterprise Centres website.

Business premises

Help to find a building, office or location for your business.

Business properties for rent or sale

Information on commercial properties available to rent or buy from the council.

Business sectors

This page pulls together information that is relevant to company size and specific industry sectors in the city.

Business with the council

On this page you will find different ways of doing business with the council, including advertising and graphic design services.

Big Screen Portsmouth

Find out about the Big Screen and how to advertise.

Bye laws - child employment

Guidance on the legislation and bye-laws regarding children in work.

Business continuity - in an emergency

Emergency continuity advice for local businesses.

Business rates

Information on business rates, sometimes known as non-domestic rates.

Business rates FOI requests


On this page you will find links to all the building service pages on our website.

Building control services

Information on how the building control service regulations ensures work is completed within building regulations.

Building control starting work site

Information regarding site inspections prior to building work commencement.

Brownfield land register

The purpose of the register is to provide house builders with up to date information on sites that are available for housing.

Bed Bugs

Information on bed bug treatment and contact details for our pest control service

Bees and swarms

Information on bees and answers to your questions on them.

Burst water mains

Portsmouth Water supplies water to the city, and is responsible for all pipework up to and including the stopcock.

Behaviour management

Information on behaviour management resources and services.

Being a parent

Information on the support available to you before and after your child arrives.

Benefits and entitlements

Financial help for families

Buying a council property

Information and advice about buying your home

Beach and seafront

Facilities available on and near Portsmouth seafront.

Baffins Pond and Tangier Field

Information about Baffins Pond and Tangier Field.

BMX and skate facilities

A list of BMX and skate facilities in the city.

Borrowing and returning items

Information about borrowing and returning books and other items from Portsmouth libraries

Business information in Central Library

Find out about business information available at the Central Library.

Business permits

Bus lane enforcement

Information about what happens if you're caught driving in a bus lane by enforcement cameras.

Business waste

Guidance and advice on business waste in the city of Portsmouth.

Becoming a childminder

Information about registering as a childminder, and support through the process

Beware of lurking trolls!

Important information about keeping children safe online.

Blue plaques

Information on English Heritage blue plaques in Portsmouth.

Budget consultation thank you

Thank you for taking part in the budget consultation.

Business advice and grants - coronavirus information

Support for your Portsmouth business during the coronavirus pandemic. Find information about grants, business rates support and re-opening guidance.

Business rates - coronavirus information

Information about support affecting business rates for Portsmouth businesses, including grant funds and support schemes.

Business re-opening guidance

As Portsmouth businesses start re-opening, it is important that they follow the Government’s latest guidance. View the latest information.

Business support - coronavirus information

Information for Portsmouth businesses on grants, loans, funding and support during the coronavirus pandemic.