A really great resource for Small and Medium Sized Businesses. There are also articles and guides on:
- Sole trader tax basics
- Limited company tax basics
- VAT calculator
- National Insurance guide
- Business rates
- Self assessment process
They also add to this regularly so you can keep revisiting for the latest information
ACAS is an organisation devoted to preventing and resolving employment disputes. They also run courses which are worth a look.
BERR (Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) provides a range of practical assistance to business.
This has now become BIS _ Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.
Dept for Environment Food & Rural Affairs. Defra champions Sustainable Development - economic, social and environmental sustainability. Defra is also the focal point for rural policy, supporting strong rural communities.
Boring but important. The Department for Work & Pensions provides services for employers through: Jobcentre Plus The Pension Service Health and Safety Executive and the Health and Safety Commission Child Support Agency Disability and Carers Service.
Useful government website with its services all in one place - education, health, employment, etc.
The ICO's Office is the independent authority set up to promote access to official information and to protect personal information.
ICO covers: The Data Protection Act, Privacy & electronic communications, Freedom of Information Act and Environmental information regulations.
NetRegs provides free environmental guidance for small businesses in the UK, helping you to understand what you need to do to comply with environmental legislation and protect the environment
PRCA is an association for PR consultants but certain areas are useful for small businesses - you can use the Find a PR Agency free service if you are looking for the services of a PR agency.
UK Trade & Investment is the Government organisation that supports both UK companies trading internationally and overseas enterprises seeking to locate in the UK.