Useful links

If you can't find what you are looking for on our website then here are some useful sites that could help you.

Start-ups

www.startups.co.uk
This is aimed at SMEs. It has a clear and simple design and combines news with practical advice. There's plenty of practical advice in a no-nonsense style.
www.princes-trust.org.uk
An independent organisation aiming to foster success in young people to start and develop their own businesses. Also hosts a national competition for start-ups to accelerate young business ideas. Free advice for 16 to 30 year olds.
www.newbusiness.co.uk
A comprehensive website dedicated to new businesses.
www.shell-livewire.org
Provides the latest information on how Shell Livewire assists people aged 16-30 who are looking to start their own business.
www.j4b.co.uk
Offers a simple 4-step grant search service. It has comprehensive, up-to-date information on business grants currently available in only a few seconds. It contains regional information on around 5,000 capital grants.

Business information

www.britishchambers.org.uk
This is the site of the British Chamber of Commerce, the national voice of local business providing a range of services including international trade, training and cost-effective commercial services.
www.fsb.org.uk
The Federation of Small Business is the leading political lobby for British small business.
www.yell.com
Home of the online version of the Yellow Pages. Search by keywords and browse by category. A hugely impressive site with massive investment.
www.accountingweb.co.uk
A website designed for the accountancy community providing accounting and taxation information.

Government

www.gov.uk
This site aims to tell you "everything" about the UK government.
www.hmrc.gov.uk
Advice for small businesses and those going self-employed. It's surprisingly helpful and full of useful information.
www.companies-house.gov.uk
This provides information for limited companies, including name searches and basic company information.
www.bis.gov.uk
The Department for Business Innovation and Skills.
www.hse.gov.uk
Government health and safety advice.
www.statistics.gov.uk
This is the site of the National Statistics Office. It's updated regularly.

Search engines

www.google.co.uk
The world's most used search engine
www.bing.co.uk
Microsoft's popular search engine.
www.yahoo.co.uk
A very popular search engine.

Business news

www.ft.com
Up to the minute news, information and analysis.
www.bbc.co.uk
Find the latest news on the BBC's website.

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HMRC have released the latest list of imaginative excuses made by individuals who failed to submit their self assessment return by 31 January deadline in 2017.

05 Feb 2018

Tax-free childcare roll out

The implementation of Tax-Free Childcare, the new government scheme to help working parents with the cost of childcare, is being rolled out to eligible parents in stages.

05 Feb 2018

HMRC halts thousands of scam text messages

HMRC have announced that they have stopped thousands of taxpayers from receiving scam text messages 'with 90 percent of the most convincing texts now halted before they reach their phones'.

05 Feb 2018

Updated list of professional subscriptions

Employees are allowed to claim tax relief on their annual professional fees or subscriptions to some HMRC approved professional organisations.

05 Feb 2018

What will the Spring Statement bring?

We had two Budgets in 2017 and the Spring Statement is planned for Tuesday 13 March.

05 Feb 2018

Scotland revise income tax bands

Derek Mackay, Scottish Finance Secretary, has made a change to the proposed Scottish income tax bands for 2018/19.

05 Feb 2018

Scottish Draft Budget

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay delivered the 2018/19 Scottish Draft Budget on Thursday 14 December 2017 setting out the Scottish government's financial and tax plans.

05 Jan 2018

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax and First-Time Buyer Relief

The Scottish government announced that they will introduce a new Land and Buildings Transaction Tax relief for first-time buyers.

05 Jan 2018