Starting up

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FAQs

Starting a business FAQs

If you start a business on your own, or with someone else, and don't form a company, you will be trading as a sole trader or in a partnership.

Business ownership and management

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FAQs

Company administration FAQs

As well as general company admin, directors are ultimately responsible for ensuring the company complies with the law, including the Companies Acts.

Finance and business strategy

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Article

Becoming a PLC without a listing

It's a common misconception that to become a plc you have to float your company on the Stock Exchange with all the complexity and expense this entails

Employment law

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FAQs

Employment tribunals FAQs

Facing a claim at an employment tribunal can be stressful and expensive. Find out answers to some of your frequently asked questions.

Marketing and selling

Contracts, disputes

Commercial premises law

Health and safety

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FAQs

Health and safety FAQs

Do you know what your obligations for health and safety or risk assessment are? These FAQs can help you understand your responsibilities.

Data protection and IT

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Article

Internet and email law

Communicating and selling online is subject to the same laws as 'traditional' business, and often brings added complications. Read our overview.

Intellectual property

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Article

Registering trade marks

If a trademark is to be registered, whether a word, logo, shape, sound or smell, it must be represented graphically on the application form

Exit strategies