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Useful contacts for businesses

Federation of Small Businesses

The Federation of Small Businesses is the UK's largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms. Formed in 1974, it now has 200,000 members across 33 regions and 194 branches.

GOV.UK

National online resource for businesses and a useful starting point if you are looking for advice and support. The website offers information, factsheets and online videos and tutorials on the different aspects of starting up a business.

Start-Up Britain

A national campaign by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

Startups website

An online resource offering independent advice, tools and information for new businesses, start-ups, small businesses and entrepreneurs.

HMRC

The HMRC website offers detailed information on what your tax obligations are for starting a new business and what forms you will need to fill in. Online guides and templates are available to guide new businesses to become compliant.

ERWIN

A one-stop web site for all your Trading Standards, Environmental Health, Licensing and Fire Safety business [retail based] related information across England and Wales The one-stop website for all your Trading Standards, Environmental Health, Licensing and Fire Safety business [retail based] related information across England and Wales.

British Library Business and IP Centre

Resources that can help you start, run and grow your business; also a series of events.

Princes Trust – The Business Start-up Programme

Supports unemployed young people to work out if their business ideas are viable and whether self-employment is right for them.

Economic Development

Address: Civic Centre
Station Road
Harrow
HA1 2XY