Business Legislation


Businesses are required to comply with a wide range of business laws. Complying with every rule and regulation might seem intimidating if you're about to start up a new business. For obvious reasons, some types of business and sectors are more heavily regulated than others. Business laws and regulation exist to provide a framework in which commerce can thrive while protecting the interests of all involved.

  • Business Law - is specific to the offer, intellectual property rights, data protection, and much more.
  • Employment Law - the rules you must follow when recruiting, interviewing or dismissing employees.
  • Health, Safety & Environmental Law -  safeguarding of the environment, employees, customers or visitors.

Food Standards Agency

Thinking of starting a food business? The Food Standards Agency provides guidance on how to register a new and existing......
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You must ensure you have adequate cover for Public Liability, Employer Liability, and Continuity Cover....
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Primary Authority

Primary Authority is a statutory scheme established by the Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 (the RES Act)....
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Fire Safety

A Fire Risk Assessment is required in all commercial buildings. If you have more than 5 employees or a license then......
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Health and Safety

You are required to carry out a health and safety risk assessments for your business which will depend on your......
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Premises Law

Commercial property law is complex. Whether you own or rent premises, you can face substantial legal liabilities and potential costs....
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A number of business activities need a licence, from waste carriers to massage and special treatment premises, as well as......
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Business Rates

These rates are calculated and collected by your Local Authority. You may be able to get business rates relief from......
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Business Support Helpline

The National Business Support Helpline - Freephone: 0800 998 1098...
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Better Business Regulation

The Better Business Regulation (BBR) project aims to support businesses primarily by making business regulations easier to access and understand....
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Trading Standards

Trading Standards aim to improve life for local people by supporting business, helping consumers and tackling unfair and unsafe trading......
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Case Studies

SGD 3D  


SGD 3D are a Nottingham-based 3D printing company. After working with the D2N2 Capital Growth Fund they are now...

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Fast Start Innovation Grants  

Fast Start Innovation Grants

Fast Start: Innovation grants are a new initiative from Innovate UK offering up to £50,000 to propel highly innovative ideas

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Nottinghamshire company launches innovative travel bag crafted from recovered ocean waste.  

Nottinghamshire company launches innovative travel bag crafted from recovered ocean waste.

A Nottinghamshire entrepreneur has secured a Start-up Loan from First Enterprise through British Business Bank Start Up Loans Scheme

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