Useful links

If you can't find what you are looking for on our website then here are some useful sites that could help you.

Start-ups

www.startups.co.uk
This is aimed at SMEs. It has a clear and simple design and combines news with practical advice. There's plenty of practical advice in a no-nonsense style.
www.princes-trust.org.uk
An independent organisation aiming to foster success in young people to start and develop their own businesses. Also hosts a national competition for start-ups to accelerate young business ideas. Free advice for 16 to 30 year olds.
www.newbusiness.co.uk
A comprehensive website dedicated to new businesses.
www.shell-livewire.org
Provides the latest information on how Shell Livewire assists people aged 16-30 who are looking to start their own business.

Business information

www.britishchambers.org.uk
This is the site of the British Chamber of Commerce, the national voice of local business providing a range of services including international trade, training and cost-effective commercial services.
www.fsb.org.uk
The Federation of Small Business is the leading political lobby for British small business.
www.yell.com
Home of the online version of the Yellow Pages. Search by keywords and browse by category. A hugely impressive site with massive investment.
www.accountingweb.co.uk
A website designed for the accountancy community providing accounting and taxation information.

Government

www.gov.uk
This site aims to tell you "everything" about the UK government.
www.gov.uk/hmrc
Advice from HMRC for small businesses and those going self-employed. It's surprisingly helpful and full of useful information.
beta.companieshouse.gov.uk
This provides information for limited companies, including name searches and basic company information.
www.bis.gov.uk
The Department for Business Innovation and Skills.
www.hse.gov.uk
Government health and safety advice.
www.statistics.gov.uk
This is the site of the National Statistics Office. It's updated regularly.

Search engines

www.google.co.uk
The world's most used search engine
www.bing.co.uk
Microsoft's popular search engine.
www.yahoo.co.uk
A very popular search engine.

Business news

www.ft.com
Up to the minute news, information and analysis.
www.bbc.co.uk
Find the latest news on the BBC's website.

04 Nov 2019

Budget will not now take place on 6 November

On 25 October 2019 the Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid wrote to the Treasury Select Committee.

04 Nov 2019

Christa Ackroyd loses IR35 appeal

Former BBC presenter Christa Ackroyd has lost her appeal against a ruling that she was an employee, not a freelance contractor, when she worked for the BBC via a personal service company.