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  • Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)

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    Acas is the employment relations service for England, Scotland and Wales offering practical, independent and impartial advice to employers, employees and their representatives. Acas encourages people to work together effectively, and aims to promote good practice in the workplace as well as helping to resolve disputes.

  • Bank of England

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      The Bank sets interest rates to keep inflation low, issues banknotes and works to maintain a stable financial system.

  • British Chambers of Commerce

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    The British Chambers of Commerce comprise a national network of quality-accredited Chambers of Commerce, all uniquely positioned at the heart of every business community in the UK and representing  businesses of all sizes in all sectors of the economy. 

  • Carbon Trust

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    The Carbon Trust helps business and the public sector cut carbon emissions, and supports the development of low carbon technologies.

  • Citizens Advice Bureau

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    The Citizens Advice service aims:

    • To provide the advice people need for the problems they face.
    • To improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives.

    The service provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. It values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination.

  • Companies House

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    The main functions of Companies House are to: incorporate and dissolve limited companies; examine and store company information delivered under the Companies Act and related legislation; and make this information available to the public.

    Companies Act 2006 Incorporation and names As at June 2013   

    This guide answers many FAQs – useful reference document:

  • Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)

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    The CMA work to promote competition for the benefit of consumers, both within and outside the UK. Our aim is to make markets work well for consumers, businesses and the economy.  CMA is a non-ministerial department.

    Office address and general enquiries:  Competition and Markets Authority

    Victoria House

    37 Southampton Row


    WC1B 4AD


    General enquiries
    020 3738 6000

  • Confederation of British Industry

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    The CBI's mission is to help create and sustain the conditions in which businesses in the United Kingdom can compete and prosper for the benefit of all. We are the premier lobbying organisation for UK business on national and international issues. We work with the UK government, international legislators and policy-makers to help UK businesses compete effectively.

  • Continuity Forum

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    The professional resource for Business Continuity professionals around the world.

  • Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

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    The department brings together responsibilities for business, industrial strategy, science, innovation, energy, and climate change.

    BEIS is a ministerial department, supported by 47 agencies and public bodies. 

    The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Stategy

    Enquiries - Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

    1 Victoria Street
    SW1H 0ET

    Enquiries - Energy and Climate Change

    3 Whitehall Place
    SW1A 2AW

  • Equality and Human Rights Commission

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    Our job is to promote equality and human rights, and to create a fairer Britain. We do this by providing advice and guidance, working to implement an effective legislative framework and raising awareness of your rights.

  • EUROCBCA - European Confederation of Business Centres Associations

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    Square de Meeus 38/40
    1000 Brussels
    Telephone number : 00.32.(0)2. 401.68.38
    Fax number : 00.32.(0)2.401.68.39

  • Fax Preference Service

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    The Fax Preference Service (FPS) is a central opt out register whereby businesses (and individuals if they wish) can register their choice not to receive unsolicited sales and marketing faxes. It is a legal requirement that companies do not send such faxes to numbers registered on the FPS.

  • Federation of Small Businesses

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    The Federation of Small Businesses is the largest direct member business organisation in the UK, with over 190,000 members representing 1.3 million people. It exists to promote and protect the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms.

  • Forum of Private Business

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    The FPB lobbies on behalf of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to create a better political and economic environment for business. Established in 1977, we are a non-profit-seeking, membership-based organisation, active in Whitehall, Westminster, Brussels, Edinburgh and Cardiff. We represent around 25,000 businesses, employing a total of over 600,000 people.

  • Global Workspace

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    Global Workspace Association (GWA) is a source for information, education, networking and client referrals in the workspace industry.

    GWA membership is comprised of business center and virtual office owners, coworking spaces, hotels that provide serviced workspace, business incubators, mobile workforce service providers, managers and support staff as well as vendors who provide workspace-as-a-service.

  • HM Revenue and Customs

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    HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is the new department responsible for the business of the former Inland Revenue and HM Customs and Excise.

  • Institute of Directors

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    As a worldwide association of members, the Institute of Directors (IoD) provides a professional network that reaches into every corner of the business community. Our membership spans the whole spectrum of business leadership, from the largest public companies to the smallest private firms.

  • National Institute of Economic and Social Research

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    is Britain's premier independent economic research institute. It boasts over sixty years' experience of providing businesses and policy-makers with relevant academic research of the highest standard. The Institute's objective is to promote, through quantitative research, a deeper understanding of the interaction of economic and social forces that affect people's lives so that they may be improved.

  • Number 10 Downing Street

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    The historic office and home of the British Prime Minister

  • Ombudsman/Regulatory Bodies

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    Ombudsman Services provides dispute resolution for the communications, energy, property and copyright licensing industries.

    Ombudsman Services was founded in 2002 to provide independent dispute resolution. We provide an independent, impartial and cost effective means of resolving disputes outside the courts.

    We are experts in dispute resolution; here to sort out complaints about the companies which have joined us.

    We operate under appropriate legislation and regulatory authority, and our governance ensures that we are independent. Our Chief Executive/Chief Ombudsman is Mr Lewis Shand Smith. We employ 428 case handlers, approximately 85% of whom are employed on a full time basis and 15% of whom are employed on a fixed term contract basis. Case handlers are appointed upon successful completion of an interview and a skills based selection test.

    Regulatory Bodies

  • Queens Award for Enterprise

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    The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are the UK's most prestigious awards for business performance. Winners receive a range of benefits including worldwide recognition and extensive press coverage.

  • Sexual Harrassment - General Information

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    General Information - see the following links

    ACAS and EHRC

  • Telephone Preference Service

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    The Telephone Preference Service (TPS) helps you to make sure your telephone number is no longer available to organisations, including charities and voluntary organisations who may telephone you with offers and information you do not wish to receive

  • Think London

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    Think London is the official inward investment agency for London. We connect international businesses to London, helping them to set up, succeed and grow. Our service is completely free, comprehensive and confidential and our experts work with government and the business community to help companies access the best people, places and opportunities in the city.

  • Trading Standards Central

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    The Trading Standards Central - a one stop shop for consumer protection information in the UK; providing a wealth of information for consumers and businesses, schools, advice and information community organisations, local councils, business support agencies and trade associations. Supported and maintained by TSI", the Trading Standards Institute.

    Search for your nearest Trading Standards office by entering a post code...

  • UK Business Incubation

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    UK Business Incubation's focus on high quality, professional incubation has helped a wide range of Organisations to create the right environment for nurtured and supported growth, including universities, science parks, research and development laboratories, commercial clusters and social regeneration projects.

  • WANY

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