Starting or Growing your Own Business
General Business Information
The Insolvency Service
Their enquiry lines provide initial information on insolvency and redundancy legislation and procedures, including details of the work of the official receivers and redundancy payments offices.
Department of Work and Pensions
The Department provides benefits and services for a wide range of people.
FREE help and advice with employment relations whether you are an employer or an employee.
Find out more about your business rates here, including any questions about business rate relief available for small businesses.
HM Inland Revenue and Customs
Information and Advice for businesses and corporations, employers, individuals and employees.
Useful information for consumers and businesses.
Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce
A Network that directly serves not only its member businesses but the wider business community.
Federation of Small Businesses
UK's largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms.
Help to understand your employment rights, dismissal and benefits, insolvency payments, income-related and contributions-based job seekers allowance, and redundancy.
Government website that offers advice on
- advice for people of working age from welfare into work,
- helping employers to fill their vacancies
- advice on training, learning and the world of work
Offers a helpline that provides businesses with FREE, confidential and independent advice on how to deal with debt problems.
The helpline provides FREE confidential and independent advice on how to deal with debt problems.
StepChange Debt Charity
If you’re struggling financially get in touch with StepChange Debt Charity. Their expert advisors give free debt advice and offer realistic solutions. You can contact their debt Helpline free, on 0800 138 1111.
Access to a full range of FREE debt advice and FREE debt solutions.
Legal Aid Agency
Work in partnership with solicitors and not-for-profit organisations to provide information, advice and legal representation to people in need.
Energy Saving Trust
A non-profit organisation that provides FREE, local, impartial advice tailored to suit you. They also offers advice to the business and public sector on sustainable development and greening your fleet.
The local library offers a variety of information and online access to British Standards and Kompass (British information for UK purchasers and suppliers), as well as FREE internet access.
Advice on saving energy, renewable energy and other low carbon issues to the private and commercial sectors.
Local GP Surgery
Offers support, advice and can recommend treatments such as talking therapy or counselling.
Offers confidential and emotional support to those experiencing personal crises, and help with managing stress.