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for Scottish businesses

Regulation, licences and compliance

Our unique tools and services cut through the complexities of laws and regulations, linking you to business focused, plain English guidance and the licence and permits online application service offered by many local authorities and other issuing authorities.

Your licences and compliance requirements

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