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WWW.GOV.UK is packed with useful business support content and advice. Here are links to some key sections and topics:

Business & Self Employment Section - Information about starting up and running a business in the UK, including help if you're self employed or a sole trader

Growing your Business - Steps you can take to help grow your business, and support your business as it grows

Starting a Business - If you’re thinking of starting up a business

Set up as a Sole Trader - Register as a sole trader with HM Revenue & Customs and legal responsibilities if you run a business as a sole trader

Setting up a Social Enterprise - If you’re starting a business that helps people or communities (a ‘social enterprise’)

Business Finance – Support Finder - Search for publicly-backed finance or support for your business

Which finance is right for your business - Work out what type of finance is best for your business, taking into account your business’ size, turnover, your willingness to offer shares and the amount of funding you need

Business Finance Explained - A guide to help you understand your finance options

Business Tax - Includes Corporation Tax, Self Assessment, Capital Gains Tax and VAT

Business Funding & Debt - Everything you need to know about Business Funding & Debt

Expenses and Employee Benefits - Includes company cars and paying tax on employee benefits

Business Training & Networking Events Finder - Use the Events Finder to search for business related training, workshops, networking events and seminars

Contracts Finder - Lets you search for information about contracts worth over £10,000 with the government and its agencies

Licence Finder - Applying for licences from your council for events and businesses

Employing staff for the first time - There are 5 things you need to do when employing staff for the first time

Employing People - Includes pay, contracts and hiring


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