Useful Links

Inland Revenue

Information and advice regarding issues related to business taxes and National Insurance. Provides guides on setting up business, details on self-registration and tax returns, as well as information on the tax help line and how to access the Inland Revenue’s "Business Support Teams".

Valuation Office

Compiles and maintains the business rating and council tax valuation lists for England and Wales.

Health & Safety Executive

Free advice on how to ensure health and safety regulations are met in a small business environment.

Tel: 08701 545 500

For more information and practical guidance please call the Department of Environment for Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) on 08459 556000 or 020 8957 5242 for a direct line on waste issues or visit

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

RICS Contact Centre Surveyor Court
Westwood Way
Coventry CV4 8JE

Tel: 08703 33 16 00

To see the RICS code of practice for commercial leases, type "code of practice commercial leases" as a quick find.

British Property Federation

1 Warwick Road, 7th Floor London SW1E 5ER

Tel: 020 7828 0111

Local Government Association

The LGA represents all local authorities in England and Wales.

Tel: 020 7664 3000

Click on "links (opens in a new window)" then search for your relevant authority.

Small Business Service

Small Business Service is run by the Department of Trade and Industry with the aim of championing and guiding SMEs in the UK. The site provides extensive and thorough guidance on a range of business issues from finance and investment to advice on tendering for contracts. Also contains a multitude of links to other useful business resources, publications and resources.

Business Gateway

Business Gateway is a partnership with Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Executive and Local Authorities. Business Gateway supports economic development in Scotland.

Provides information, advice, learning, opportunities, support, and where appropriate, funding.

Translation websites

Advice and direct language translation for tenants.

British Chamber of Commerce

The BCC is the national body for a powerful and influential network of Accredited Chambers; a network that serves not only its member businesses employing more than 5 million people but also the wider business community.

Business Link

Official government service, providing advice and information for new and small businesses.

Tel: 0845 600 9 006

Trade Association

Gateway to UK Trade Associations and Business Sectors.

Tel: 020 7395 8283

Published : Wednesday, September 5, 2012 9:13 AM

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