Below are some important links that may help you further.
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Webcheck service allows you access to free information about companies you may be dealing with.
Companies House also have great guides on incorporating your business and your responsibilities as a Company Secretary or Director.
Note - Companies House have moved to a new website and is trialing some services and gradually adding others.
HMRC have an extensive website providing information on everything from starting out in business, to VAT, PAYE, and Corporation Tax. You may even be eligible for rebates or government schemes designed to help you or your business.
Check it out, you might as well get your moneys worth!
THE PENSIONS REGULATOR
The law on workplace pensions has changed. Under the Pensions Act 2008, every employer in the UK must 'Automatically Enrol' certain staff into a pension scheme and contribute towards it.
This site contains lots of information including useful guides explaining your legal obligations.
INFORMATION COMMISSIONERS OFFICE
General Data Protection Regulations were introduced in May 2018. The GDPR form part of the data protection regime in the UK, together with the new Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018).
The Information Commissioners Office is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. You may need to register with the ICO if you control, process or store personal information. You can find details explaining your legal obligations and if required you can register, report a breach or make a complaint on their website.
This website provides a simple but effective calculator to assist you in working out the amount of VAT required on a figure or the amount of VAT that is included within a figure. They provide all of the different rates you'll need within this handy tool - including those for the UK and the EU.
The website also includes other VAT information including the latest news and some useful guides.