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Tuesday, 3 February 2009

UK government online support for business

Directgov is the place to turn for the widest range of government information and services. This website is primarily aimed at individuals rather than businesses, but there are many other sites that are aimed at people running a business.

Key websites

Business Link

Advice and information for new and small businesses. Business Link is an easy to use business support, advice and information service managed by the Department of Trade and Industry. Its local presence across England, managed by business people for business people, means it is uniquely placed to identify business support services from across the government, voluntary and private sectors.

Better Regulation

The Government’s one-stop-online-shop for individuals from the public, private and voluntary sectors to suggest ways to reduce regulation in the workplace.

Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR)

BERR is the central government department responsible for economic development and UK competitiveness.

Companies House

The main work of Companies House is to incorporate and dissolve limited companies, examine and store company information delivered under the Companies Act and related legislation; and make this information available to the public.

UK Trade & Investment

UK Trade & Investment is the Government organisation that supports companies in the UK doing business internationally and overseas enterprises seeking to set up or expand in the UK.

UK Intellectual Property Office

The UK Intellectual Property Office is responsible for granting Intellectual Property rights in the UK. These rights include: patents, designs, trademarks and copyright

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