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.
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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 9 006.
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 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 andcan put you in contact with support from the public, private or voluntary sectors.
Tel: 08457 969798
Locate your regional centre
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 centralised registration service for e-Government services in the UK. Registering with the Government Gateway enables you to sign up for any of the UK Government's services that are available over the Internet. When you have completed the registration process, you will be able to use a single User ID or digital certificate to send and receive forms, such as Tax returns and VAT returns. Forms can be sent using appropriate Government web sites, portals or third party software packages.
Club UK Online
Providing and cementing credible links between the supplier and small and medium size businesses is part of the wider remit for the DTI sponsored UK online for business, which promotes take up of e-commerce as part of the Government's bid to get the country online. The emphasis has to be on developing local suppliers to be able to compete nationally and globally whilst simultaneously offering local businesses total solutions to help them to compete in increasingly hi-tech markets, whatever their industry. It is the aim of Club UK Online to highlight the expertise available within the Yorkshire and Humber region, and to help those ICT suppliers who want to seen to be offering a high quality level of service and value to their clients.
Get Safe Online
Get Safe Online is a joint government and private sector initiative aimed at helping consumers and small businesses to use the internet safely.