Setting up a business - Guidance from Gov.uk

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The GOV.UK website provides online information and guidance on starting a business.

Content from Gov includes guidance in teh following areas:

Starting and growing

  • Start your own business
  • Write a business plan
  • Growing your business
  • Employing staff for the first time

Tax and registering

  • Set up as a sole trader
  • Working for yourself
  • Register your new business with HMRC
  • Running a business partnership
  • Register a private limited company online
  • Choose a legal structure for your business
  • Setting up a social enterprise

Funding and help

  • Finance and support for your business
  • Business support on the phone and online
  • Business finance explained

Overseas businesses

  • Set up a business in the UK
  • Register as an overseas company



Employer responsibilities employed contracts

Employer responsibilities and tax obligations for employed contracts

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