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The business related section of can be found here and offers advice, guidance and information relevant to anyone looking to start a business or already doing so, covering such topics as: 
> Business debt and bankruptcy; 
> Business finance and support; 
> Business premises and business rates; 
> Business tax; 
> Expenses and employee benefits; 
> Farming; 
> Food, catering and retail; 
> Generating energy; 
> Imports and exports; 
> Licences and licence applications; 
> Manufacturing; 
> Maritime vessels and work at sea; 
> Running a limited company; 
> Sale of goods and services and data protection; 
> Scientific research and development; 
> Selling your business and closing down; 
> Setting up; 
> Trade marks, copyright and intellectual property; 
> Waste and environmental impact

We support

  • Avon
  • Business Support
  • New Business
  • Foreign Trade
  • Technology
  • Networks
  • Skills
  • Investment
  • Legal
  • Cornwall
  • Somerset


Popular topics are as follows: 

Trade tariff: 
Use this tool to search for import and export commodity codes and for tax, duty and licenses that apply to your goods. 

Start your own business; 
> Start with an idea 
> Get funding 
> Research your market 
> Develop and plan 
> Find partners, suppliers and premises 
> Set up your business 

Register for self assessment: 
> Register for Self Assessment - forms including SA1, SA400, SA401, deadlines and your Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) number. 

Finance and support for your business: 
> Find business finance, support, grants and loans.

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