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 regulations exist to provide a framework in which commerce can thrive while protecting the interests of all involved.

  • Business Law - 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.

Health and Safety

You are required to carry out health and safety risk assessments for your business which will depend on your type......
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Fire Risk Assessment

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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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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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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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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Licence Finder

A number of business activities need a licence, from waste carriers to massage and special treatment premises, as well as......
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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

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Rumbletums Cafe

Rumbletums Café is a registered charity that provides excellent homemade food, training facilities and is also a community hub for...

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Skills for Life: Multiply Small Grants Opportunity

WMCA has now launched a Small Grants opportunity for VCS Organisations (Wave 2) to support with outreach & engagement activity for...

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Black Business Fund  

Black Business Fund

Black-owned restaurants with fewer than five locations can apply to the fund for a grant.

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