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Business Link is a free business advice and support service, available online and through local advisers. Read more about us.

Local support and services

Select your region from the map, enter your postcode below or call the Business Link Helpline on Tel 0845 600 9 006.

Tax help

Tax help for new and small businesses

Helpful videos and guides with lots of useful tax information

Regulations that come into force in October 2010

October 2010 regulation changes

Prepare your business for new, amended or reduced requirements

Links to interactive tools

Tools Directory

Interactive tools to help you run your business

Resources to help focus your planning, apply best practice and meet government requirements

Grow your farming business

New support to help your farming business become more efficient

Access the Employer Direct online service from Jobcentre Plus

Employer Direct online

Create, view and update your job vacancies on Jobcentre Plus

Search our database to find awards that your business may be eligible to enter

Business awards finder

Find business recognition awards that your business may be eligible to apply for in our new database

How to account for VAT and complete your VAT Return when the standard rate increased to 20 per cent on 4 January 2011

VAT standard rate change

VAT increased to 20 per cent on 4 January 2011. Act now to find out what you need to do.

Government unveils new programme for business improvement and support

Bigger, Better Business

New programme for business improvement and support

New Year new start

New Year, New Start

Thinking of starting a business? Kick start your business idea in 2011

An overview of the law about age discrimination and how your business can avoid it

Phasing out the default retirement age

The law on age and retirement is changing from 6 April 2011

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