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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 and commercial property 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 and commercial 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 and site inspections

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

Beaches 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

Business permits are available for the purpose of paying non-domestic rates at a postal address within a resident parking zone.

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 grants - coronavirus information

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

Business support - coronavirus information

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

Blue badges

You can apply for or renew a Blue Badge online. On this page, find information about applying, hidden disabilities, renewing your badge and FAQs.

Budget consultation research 2021-22

An online questionnaire was developed and launched week beginning 8 December 2020 which ran for three weeks and closed on 28 December 2020.

BF – Park Lane - parking zone information

BE – Portsmouth Road - parking zone information

BD – Windsor Road - parking zone information

BC – East Cosham - parking zone information

BB – The Heights - parking zone information

BA – Park Grove - parking zone information

Bransbury Park

Leisure and sports consultation results - Bransbury Park

Boundary Way (TTRO 62/2021)

Bush Street East (TTRO 67/2021)

Bin collection and storage facilities - a guide for property developers

Bramble Infant School and Nursery - School Street (TTRO 71/2021)

Beaulieu Road (TTRO 92/2021)

Bush Street East (TTRO 99/2021)

Budget consultation 2022

We have to make more difficult decisions about where to spend and where to save and we would like to know what you think.

Black History Month

Black History Month takes place annually in October, and is a month-long event dedicated to recognising the contribution of those in the UK with African or Caribbean heritage.

Battenburg Avenue (TTRO 121/2021)

Bus lane enforcement - Appendix A

Guidelines for the issue, enforcement and cancellation of Penalty Charge Notices by Portsmouth City Council for Bus Lane contraventions.