Business law

Many people, including some leading business representatives, argue that small firms are over burdened by the weight of business law.

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Business law - overview

Businesses are required to comply with a wide range of business laws. We introduce the main rules and regulations you must comply with.

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Licences and registration - overview

Some businesses need to register or hold a licence to operate. This summary will help you establish whether you need to register or obtain a licence.

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Insurance for business - overview

Business insurance can protect you when things go wrong. We introduce the main insurances you may need and those which are compulsory.

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How to avoid under-insurance

Finding out that your insurance doesn’t cover you after an incident can be devastating. Make sure you have the right amount of cover.

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Q&A: Trade marks

Many businesses are unaware of how much intellectual property they own or how to go about protecting it. We outline the steps you could take.

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Find specialist flood insurance

If you're finding it hard to get insurance because of flood risk, this tool can help you track down a specialist insurer.

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Licence finder

Before you can start operating certain types of businesses, you must obtain a licence. Use this Licence finder tool on the GOV.UK website.