- Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy: Government department responsible for UK business
- British Chambers of Commerce: Representing local business communities
- Companies House: Official Government register of UK companies
- UK Intellectual Property Office: Government body responsible for granting intellectual property rights
- Money Claim Online: Online claiming facility from HM Courts Service
- Acas: Employment relations organisation
- Citizens Advice: Helping to resolve consumer issues
- Contracts Finder: A free service for businesses, government buyers and the public
- Get Safe Online: Protecting against internet threats
- Office for National Statistics: National and local statistics online
- Route Planner: Plan your journey routes within the UK and Europe
- Salary Tax Calculator
- Current and Historical Rate Tables: Xe
Cloud Accounting Software
- startups.co.uk– This is aimed at SMEs. It has a clear and simple design and combines news with practical advice. There’s plenty of practical advice in a no-nonsense style.
- princes-trust.org.uk– An independent organisation aiming to foster success in young people to start and develop their own businesses. Also hosts a national competition for start-ups to accelerate young business ideas. Free advice for 16- to 30-year-olds.
- newbusiness.co.uk– A comprehensive website dedicated to new businesses.
- livewire.shell Provides the latest information on how Shell Livewire assists people aged 16-30 who are looking to start their own business.
- icaew.com– The Institute of Chartered Accountants website.
- lawsociety.org.uk– The Law Society is the representative body for solicitors in England and Wales.
- britishchambers.org.uk– This is the site of the British Chamber of Commerce, the national voice of local business providing a range of services including international trade, training and cost-effective commercial services.
- fsb.org.uk– The Federation of Small Business is the leading political lobby for British small business.
- yell.com– Home of the online version of the Yellow Pages. Search by keywords and browse by category. A hugely impressive site with massive investment.
- accountingweb.co.uk– A website designed for the accountancy community providing accounting and taxation information.
- patent.gov.uk– The UK Patent Office
- direct.gov.uk– This site aims to tell you “everything” about the UK government.
- hmrc.gov.uk– Advice for small businesses and those going self-employed. It’s surprisingly helpful and full of useful information.
- gov.uk/government/organisations/companies-houseThis provides information for limited companies, including name searches and basic company information.
- bis.gov.uk– The Department for Business Innovation and Skills.
- hse.gov.uk– Government health and safety advice.
- statistics.gov.uk– This is the site of the National Statistics Office. It’s updated regularly.
Businesses For Sale
- Businesses For Sale.com
- Start in Business – businesses for sale
- Nationwide Businesses
- Business Sale Report
- Startups – businesses for sale
- Avondale Group – Business Guides
- Businesses for sale
- Christie & Co
Business Start Up Advice
Wide ranging commercial small business advice sites with stacks of free advice…
Other useful start up sites…
- Businesses and Self-employed – GOV.UK
- Shell Livewire – Shell Livewire assists people aged 16-30 wanting to start up their own business.
- Princes Trust – Independent help for 16-30 year olds in developing their own business.
- Think Smart
- MindJet: Mind mapping software
- Enchanted Mind
- The Daily Motivator – Thought for the day, have it emailed to you every day.
Debt Collection & Management
- Her Majesty’s Courts Service – Money claim online.
- Guide to Late Payment of Commerical Debts (interest) Act 1998
- Insolvency Service
- Citizens Advice Guide To Debt
- Consumer Credit Counselling Service
- National DebtLine
- Department for Work & Pensions
- Bank Holidays
- British Employment Law
- Employers: Preventing discrimination
- Equality and Human Rights Commission
- Working, Jobs & Pensions – GOV.UK
- Flexible Working
- Employment Tribunals Online
- Trade Unions Congress
General Business Assistance
- Federation Of Small Businesses – The leading political lobby for British small business.
- Department for Business Innovation & Skills
- British Standards Institute
- Companies House
- British Franchise Association
- Institute Of Directors
- Confederation Of British Industry
- British Chambers
- Trade Association Forum
Health & Safety
- Health & Safety Executive – Government health & safety advice.
- British Safety Council
- Health & Safety Books
- First Aid At Work
- Health and Safety at Work – GOV.UK
- Watch Your Step
Imports and Exports
- HM Customs and Excise uktrade info site – Authoritative and up to date knowledge on UK imports and exports.
- Export Credits Guarantee Department – The UK’s official export credit agency.
- British Exporters Association
- Institute Of Export
- UK Trade & Investment
- Microsoft Knowledge Base – A searchable technical support database that will help you when things go wrong with Microsoft products.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader
- Download: Great download site.
- ZDNet Downloads – For FREE software downloads.
- WinDrivers – One-stop source for device drivers, anti-virus updates and security patches.
- PC World – The online store
- Winzip – The zip file utility for windows.
- PC Mechanic – Reference site for PC users.
- Get Safe Online – Protect yourself against internet threats.
- Online UK Legislation – The full text of all new Public General Acts since 1988 are available via these Web Pages and updated regularly.
- Law Society Of England and Wales
- Law Society Of Scotland
- Competition and Markets Authority
- Trading Standards
- Data Protection/Freedom Of Information(Information Commissioners Office)
- Marketing Law
- Chartered Institute Of Marketing
- Direct Marketing Association
- Academy Of Marketing
- Direct Selling Association
- Advertising Standards Authority
- Royal Mail
- Marketing UK
- Marketing Survival Kit
For marketing lists…
- Financial Times
- Daily Telegraph
- Times Online
- The Guardian
- Sky News
- Number 10 – News straight from the horse’s mouth
- The Economist
- The Sun!
Pensions & Investments
- Financial Conduct Authority
- State Pension Forecast
- The Pension Service (Dept for Work and Pensions)
- Pensions Ombudsman
- Stakeholder Pensions
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