Business Resources

Business Links

Cheshire East Council Business Support Services Links

Congleton Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise

Macclesfield Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise is part of the South & East Cheshire Chamber Group. This is a British Chambers of Commerce Accredited Network of local Chambers which represents the interests of businesses across the area.

National Links

Companies House
Companies House is an Executive Agency within the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). They deal with the registration and provision of company information. Guidance booklets and company information are available.

Confederation of British Industry
The Confederation of British Industry's (CBI) stated aim is "to help create and sustain the conditions in which businesses in the UK can compete and prosper". It seeks to do this by using its membership power to lobby on behalf of business to ensure their interests are considered in the formulation of government policies and laws, both nationally and internationally.

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is the department for economic growth. The department invests in skills and education to promote trade, boost innovation and help people to start and grow a business. BIS also protects consumers and reduces the impact of regulation.

Forum of Private Business
The Forum of Private Business (FPB) offers advice on problems such as red tape, employment law, health and safety and many other issues. They offer practical help through their unique business solutions, while lobbying for members to change laws and policies for their future benefit.

HM Customs and Excise Up-to-date information relating to VAT and other Taxes and duties.

Inland Revenue Up-to-date tax and benefit information for businesses & corporations, employers and employees.

Information Commissioner's Office Up-to-date information relating to data protection, freedom of information and good information handling practice.

Trading Standards Central - information on trading law from the Trading Standards Institute.


Business Enterprise - Tax e-Learning Tools

Starting Your Own Business - http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/courses/syob/syob/index.html   

Construction Industry (generic) - http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/courses/syob/ci/index.html     

Driving Instructors - http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/courses/syob/d_i/index.html

Foster carers - http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/courses/syob/fc/index.html      

Hair and Beauty - http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/courses/syob/hair/index.html

National Childminding Assoc - http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/courses/syob/ncma/index.html   


HMRC Key Messages

HMRC Key Messages December 2014

HMRC Key Messages February 2015

HMRC Key Messages April 2015


Webinar Schedule

HMRC Webinars


Small Business Links

Federation of Small Businesses
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is the voice of the small business sector and their website allows you to find out what they are saying to the media, Parliament and others in the political and economic fields. The website contains information concerning the key issues facing the small business sector today.


Life Coaching

www.lifecoach-directory.org.uk
Life Coach Directory only lists qualified/registered life coaches.