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B1st widens its service to clients after reaching an agreement with the Planning Authority

Business 1st and the Planning Authority have reached an agreement to facilitate access to the business community, in particular startups and micro enterprises. Through this service, one can receive guidance on the planning regulations and legislation to be followed when setting up or expanding their business.

Business 1st can now set up a meeting with a PA official at B1st premises in Imriehel, or virtually, by an appointment.  

In the case of activities which require MTA licenses, such as the catering industry, the client can now benefit of a holistic service from B1st as all required entities; MTA, Environmental Health Department and the Planning Authority are found under one roof.

This means that businesses and startups can now benefit from a holistic service at B1st, ranging from registering their VAT and tax numbers, registration with Jobsplus, obtaining information and guidance on government incentives including those offered by Malta Enterprise, and applying for required licenses by MTA, Environment Health Directorate and the Planning Authority.

Clients should activate their e ID before coming to B1st  as most services are carried out in a paperless format. The process to activate your eID can be found on

Further information about the services at B1st can be obtained by calling 144 or email on [email protected].

Business 1st is the one stop shop for businesses and self-employed and is part of Malta Enterprise. It is run jointly with the Chamber of SMEs. 

17/02/2021 business first
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