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Sunday trading laws relaxed for Olympics

The Bill to suspend Sunday Trading Laws during the Olympic and Paralympic Games received Royal Assent today.

Providers sought for start-up loans

Government announces next stage in the new £10 million ‘Start-up Loans’ for young people pilot scheme.

People at work

New competition to provide a package of business support launches as part of Business in You, in partnership with the Guardian.

 There's a business in everyone

Directgov Directgov has information and advice for citizens on employment, tax and benefits, student finance and more.

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Make it in Great Britain

The Make it in Great Britain campaign aims to transform outdated opinions of modern manufacturing and dispel the myth that Britain ‘doesn’t make anything anymore’.


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Going for growth

Growth is the Government’s top priority and every part of Government is focused on it. Find out more about what we're doing to create the best conditions for private sector growth and give us your views.

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Focus on Enforcement

Focus on Enforcement is your chance to have your say on how regulations are enforced. Help us to identify where enforcement can be improved, reduced or done differently and share with us where you think it works well.

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The Business in You campaign has launched a media partnership between the Guardian and Channel 4.

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UK Trade & Investment
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) works with UK-based businesses to ensure their success in international markets

London 2012 - contributor to the Olympic and Paralympic GamesFind out how BIS is contributing to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Intellectual Property Office Find out how the IPO can help you get the right type of protection for your creation or invention.