Government Resources

Whether you're just starting out, or growing your business, we believe the UK government is a global leader in the services it offers to help digital businesses grow faster and more efficiently. 

Start your business

Transforming an idea into a reality can seem overwhelming. Knowing where to start is one key to success. A range of government support, initiatives and experts aim to guide you through the process.

  • Starting a business – the first steps to get you going
  • Plan ahead – help whilst you are planning your idea
  • Great Business – this site collates a range of useful Government resources for SMEs
  • Running a business – resources and documentation you will need to run your business smoothly
  • Getting advice – talking to someone who has “been there, done that” can always help

Grow and expand

Growing and expanding your business is the next natural step. Here are some handy links to government services aimed at helping you scale up your business once you’ve started.

  • Growing a business – an overall step by step guide on how to start growing your business
  • Department for International Trade – the first port of call for all UK companies who want to expand overseas
  • British Chambers of Commerce – provides you with extensive advice and publications about export services, documentation, training and trade missions
  • The G Cloud – introduced to drive government procurement, is one of the world’s most innovative tender systems in the world

Digital skills

Upskilling you and your team will help you stay ahead of the curve in the long run. Take a look at these initiatives to help you build your dream team.

And don't forget to check out our Digital Business Academy!

  • Apprenticeships – more and more companies are hiring apprentices, to enhance their workforce and provide people with the chance to get upskilled
  • Small Business Recruitment Service – provides you with support and advice about hiring schemes including wage incentives, youth contracts and the Work Choice programme
  • ACAS – stay up to date with the latest employment laws and regulations

Finance

Having a clear grasp of finance is one of the cornerstones of a successful business. These resources will help you understand the range of financial support available to you.

Taxation

The government provides tax aid through a range of investment and support schemes which could help your business.

Moving from overseas

If you're looking to expand your business from overseas, the UK is the ideal place.

Learn how to set up your business in the UK.

 

  • The UK has one of the lowest corporation tax rates in the G20
  • You can register a company within 48 hours
  • 4 of the world’s top 10 universities are based in the UK
  • The labour force is the second largest in the Europe
  • The UK government offers support to startups and entrepreneurs

Procurement

According to figures from 2015/16, central government spent £5.6 billion directly with small businesses. When sub-contracts to small businesses from larger suppliers was taken into account, total spend rose to £12.2 billion.

Each year, the UK public sector spends over £200 billion on goods and services from third parties. Government has set a challenging aspiration that 33% of procurement spend should be with small businesses by 2022.

 

 

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