In the know…
HM Revenue & Customs
For employees or individuals, employers and businesses, the HM Revenue & Customs website is a great information resource for things like VAT, PAYE, tax thresholds and numerous downloadable forms. You can sign up for online filing of company documents and place orders for HMRC guides and booklets.
Department for Business Innovation and Skills
Formerly BERR and before that, the DTI, this website is great for useful information on employment regulations such as statutory holiday entitlement, minimum wage etc. The search facility is pretty good for directing you to other sources of information.
If you want to check into a company’s background, or just check their status, you can get details on who’s who and copies of annual returns and business accounts for as little as £2, electronically at the click of your mouse.
A guide to public services all in one place. Official government information on work and families.
UK Bank Holiday Dates
Telephone Preference Service
If you’d like to prevent yourself or your business from receiving telesales calls, faxes or mail, register your details free of charge with this service.
National Business Organisations
Each of these organisations offer member benefits, networking, legal and business advice helplines
- British Chambers of Commerce
- Federation of Small Business
- Forum of Private Business
- Institute of Directors
- Confederation of British Industry
These are the main book-keeping organisations in the UK.
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