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28 July 2015

Government Regulation

Local Enterprise Partnerships

Local Enterprise Partnerships(LEPs) are companies limited by guarantee, typically set up as partnerships between the private sector and local authorities, with support from central Government depending on their individual circumstances. They deliver business support services under contract, to the Learning and Skills Council (LSC), to Business Links, to the Single Regeneration Budget (SRB) and, increasingly, to overseas customers. The agencies' key purpose is to promote economic regeneration by the setting up of small firms.


Business Link

Business Link is the national business advice service in England. Use this site to get straightforward information for your business needs and to access a wide network of business support organisations.

Tel: 0845 600 9006


The Small Business Gateway

The Small Business Gateway is a service provided by the Scottish Enterprise Network and its local partners. It provides a single access point to a range of integrated services for businesses in Scotland.

Tel: 0845 609 6611

Locate your local Gateway


Business Eye

Business Eye is a free, impartial information service for Wales created to find the answers to your business questions. Whether you are an established company, a new idea, a sole trader or an employer of hundreds, Business Eye is here to help and can put you in contact with support from the public, private or voluntary sectors.

Tel: 08457 969798

Locate your regional centre


Information Commissioner

Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,

Tel: 01625 545745
Fax: 01625 524510

The Information Commissioner enforces and oversees the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The Commissioner is a UK independent supervisory authority reporting directly to the UK Parliament and has an international role as well as a national one. In the UK the Commissioner has a range of duties including the promotion of good information handling and the encouragement of codes of practice for data controllers, that is, anyone who decides how and why personal data, (information about identifiable, living individuals) are processed.


The Competition Commission

The Registrar,
The Competition Commission,
New Court,
48 Carey Street,

Tel: 020 7271 0395
Fax: 020 7271 0281

An independent public body established by the Competition Act 1998. The Commission replaced the Monopolies and Mergers Commission on 1 April 1999.


Better Regulation Task Force

Cabinet Office,
2 Little Smith Street,

Tel: 020 7276 2142
Fax: 020 7276 2042

The Better Regulation Task Force is an independent body that advises Government on action to ensure that regulation is necessary, fair, affordable and simple to understand and administer.


HM Revenue & Customs

HMRC is responsible for collecting the bulk of tax revenue as well as paying tax credits and child benefit, and strengthening the UK's frontiers.