Below are some links to websites that will be able to give you more details on the topics discussed on this site: - Department of Trade & Industry Employment Relations Homepage - Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service - Equal Opportunities Commission - Officer of the Information Commissioner - Health & Safety Executive - Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority - Department for work and pensions - The Charity Commission

Registering Business names

There is no legal requirement for you to register a business name, unless you specifically wish to protect it as a trade mark, internet domain name or as the name for a limited company.

Health Safety and Environment

You are responsible for the effect your business may have on the health and safety of your employees and members of the public.

Fair Trading Security

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is responsible for protecting consumers by promoting effective competition, removing trading malpractice and publishing appropriate guidance.