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. CLICK HERE TO FIND YOUR LOCAL ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP 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, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF 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, London, WC2A 2JT 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, London, SW1P 3DH 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. You may also like 21 July 2017 Weekly Brief 30 - Friday 21 July 2017 21 July 2017 Do we need fairer measures for Scottish tied pubs? 18 July 2017 Boost Glasgow City Deal spending power with local purchasing 17 January 2017 Pro-business Brexit must be founded on trade, talent and transition 24 October 2016 Small Business Saturday bus tour send off 03 May 2016 How do we create the entrepreneurs of the future?