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Legal Requirements When Operating a Business

If you run your own business, you'll know that dealing with the legal side of things can be very difficult. Our guides can help get you up to speed.


If your business employs anyone other than you, there are laws in place setting out your responsibilities to them and the rights they have in the workplace. It's absolutely vital that you understand the basics of employment law to ensure that you run your business in a way which is fair and legal.


Handling the finances of a business can be tough going, but paying your taxes properly is of the utmost importance. Find out everything you need to know about tax, debt recovery, bankruptcy and insolvency in our business finance section.

Health and Safety

Health and safety regulations apply to all kinds of commercial enterprises, from the smallest startup to the business behemoths. Find out what you need to do to comply with the law and keep your employees safe in our health and safety section.

Setting Up a Business

Starting a business can seem like a daunting prospect, and getting the facts is key to ensuring that your new business venture has the best chance to thrive. Our section on setting up a business will ensure that the legal side of things runs smoothly.


Even if you only work for yourself, there are still rules and regulations which need to be followed. Find out about taxes, insurance and health and safety for sole traders in our self-employment section.