Information. Support. Compliance.

Welcome to Business Link

Business Link is changing.

Business Link is government's online resource for businesses. From November 2011 the Business Link website will be your primary support service. It will be enhanced with new, easy-to-use information to help you start up, improve and grow your business. For more information visit about us.

You can also find information and support specific to businesses in Scotland - Opens in a new window, Wales - Opens in a new window and Northern Ireland - Opens in a new window.

Service update

We apologise that certain services are not currently available. These include the registration service, interactive elements on Contracts Finder, our interactive tools, directories and the licence and permits online service offered by many local authorities and other regulators.

You can still use online government services and transactions and view most of our content.

We are working hard to restore our full range of services as soon as possible.

Get your business off the ground

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Access information to help your business work better

Contract Finder

Find public sector procurement tender and contract documents 

You can now apply online for business licences and permits from around 90 per cent of authorities in the UK

Video guidance from Business Link on the Business Link YouTube channel - Opens in a new windowBusiness support videos - Opens in a new window

Watch case studies and guidance videos on our YouTube Channel

Tradesmen get a helping hand with a business information portal created in conjunction with launches Tradebuilder website

Tradesmen get a helping hand with this new business information portal

Changes to the way returns are provided to HMRC - Trade Statistics from April 2012Intrastat returns: important changes

Businesses providing Intrastat returns to HMRC need to act on this information


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