On this page you will find some links to resources which may be useful to your business. Please e-mail us at sbclinic [at] soton.ac.uk if the links do not work.
Advise for start-ups:
You can find some advice given by our Consultant by clicking here: SBC Useful points for start-up
Tax: HM Revenue & Customs
Some suggested search keywords if link does not work: HMRC, UK Tax rates .gov, business tax allowance UK
It is important to keep up with the latest tax rates as rates are always changing. This resource may also help you to understand how the latest business allowance could help lower your tax bill.
Immigration: UK Visa & Immigration
Some suggested search keywords if link does not work: UKVI, UK Immigration, UK student visa.
If you are a foreign national (for example, an International Student) intending to start a business in the UK, you will need to check whether there are any restrictions on your current visa. Immigration law is also important for employers intending to hire foreign nationals.
Financing and grants: .GOV.UK Finance and Support for Your Business
Some suggested search keywords if link does not work: UK government business funding.
This may be a useful resource to search for government-backed support and finance for your business, including grants and loans. It may also be useful to look at your county council website for local funding opportunities; for example, the Hampshire County Council website.
Intellectual Property (IP): .GOV.UK IP TUTOR
Some suggested search keywords if link does not work: UK government Intellectual Property Tutor.
A free online 20-minute course on Intellectual Property, which awards accreditation upon completion.
Starting your own business: .GOV.UK Start Your Own Business
Some suggested search keywords if link does not work: starting a business.
Basic government guide on starting your own business.
Business legal structures: .GOV.UK Choose a Legal Structure For Your Business
Some suggested search keywords if link does not work: business legal structure.
Government guide on the different legal structures which may be suitable for your business, for example, sole trader, limited company, LLP etc.
Shareholders’ Agreement: Shareholders’ Agreement
A suggested list of matters to include in a shareholders’ agreement.
Please note that these links are being provided for convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Small Business Clinic of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. The Small Business Clinic bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links.