Regulation and Compliance

Ensuring your business operates legally and fairly

Knowledge

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Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights
This guide provides brief descriptions of UK and European IP rights.
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Selling Goods Online
In this guide, we outline the legal requirements for traders selling goods (products or digital content) online.
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Introduction to Tax Self-Assessment
This guide describes the tax self-assessment process, who it applies to, and how to register for self-assessment. It also briefly explains the process...
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Food Safety Legislation
Food Safety Legislation applies to any firm that is involved in the production, processing, storage, distribution and sale of food.
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An Introduction to Health & Safety
Every employer must comply with health and safety regulations intended to protect people such as employees, customers or members of the public.
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Environmental Protection Act 1990
A Guide to the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the obligations of business owners.

Resources

Documents

Starting and growing a business from home

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This guide explains the process of setting up a business from home and covers essentials like rates, insurance and health and safety considerations as well as practical tips.

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What makes Wiltshire work

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In Wiltshire, there is a section of the business world where the odds of success are far more favourable.

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Ploughshare Economic Prosperity Report 2017

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Assessment to the economic and wider benefits of Ploughshare Innovations Ltd's commercialisation activities

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News

Free Cyber Security Health Check for Businesses an...
Are you concerned about the Cyber Security of your small business or charity?
Excalibur achieves best practice standard
Now a fully accredited ISO 27001 business
Mark Beard stresses need for quality
No need to wait for Government action and regulations
Broad new measures to ensure small businesses get ...
For the first time large businesses could be fined for failing to pay smaller suppliers on time as p...
New powers to fine firms that exploit consumer loy...
Tough new powers for competition watchdog to fine businesses directly who have broken consumer law.
Community News
Vectura wins $89.7m damages from GlaxoSmithKline
The jury also found that GSK’s infringement was wilful

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Insights

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