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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.

Budget information - June 2010 - Opens in a new window

Spending Review 2010 - Opens in a new window

Find out how the Chancellor's statement affects your business

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

More accurate and up-to-date search results

The online licence application process

Use our tool to search and apply for the right licences for your business

Growing your business into Europe

Growing outside the UK

Read our guides on how to expand your customer base into Europe

Access the Employer Direct Online service from Jobcentre Plus

Employer Direct online

Create, view and update your job vacancies on Jobcentre Plus

Agents and HMRC | News and information

Agents and HM Revenue & Customs working together

News, information and guidance designed specifically with tax professionals in mind

Tell the Task Force on Farm Regulation your concerns about 'red tape' affecting farmers, growers and food processors - the review of farming regulation wants your comments

Review of farm regulation

The Task Force on Farm Regulation is looking at 'red tape' and wants to hear your concerns

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

Regional employer NICs holiday for new businesses

NICs holiday for new businesses

The Regional Employer NICs Holiday for New Businesses has launched

Prove that your business is the best by entering The Queen's Awards 2011

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise

Apply now for the UK's most prestigious business accolade

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