Business advice

Starting a business

Advice on setting up, obtaining business finance, business legal structures and more.

Set up as a sole trader

Sole traders must register with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and follow certain rules on running and naming their business.

Running a limited company

Includes registering, setting up, company accounts and tax returns.

Enforcement, Inspection and Better Regulation Guidance

Includes enforcement, Inspection and regulation guidance

Growing your business

Once your business is established and you’re making a profit on the products and services you sell to customers, you may want to start thinking about how to grow.

Trademarks, copyright and intellectual property

Includes registering, protecting and applying for designs and patents.

Business premises

Includes leases, renting, planning permission and waste.

Business Rates

Information on Business Rates in South Cambridgeshire and a form you can use to pay them.  

Business tax

Includes Corporation Tax, Self Assessment, Capital Gains Tax and VAT.

Expenses and employee benefits

Includes company cars and paying tax on employee benefits.

Funding and debt

Includes bankruptcy, business finance and recovering debt.


Find out if your business requires a license and how to make an application.

Business Support Helpline

Get business support and advice over the phone when you’re unable to access the internet or online business support services.


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