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Business support and best practice
Company affairs
Corporate social responsibility
Data protection
e-Business
Economics
Employment

Enterprise and SMEs
Energy
Environment
Euro
Europe
Government
Health and safety
International

Learning & skills
Manufacturing
Minerals
Pensions
Planning
Property
Public services & PPP
Regions

Research
Security
Technology & innovation
Tourism
Trade Association Forum
Trade opportunities
Transport

Useful websites
Business support and best practice
For practical information concerning business practice in the UK.

Business Link network
businesslink.gov.uk

Better Payment Practice Campaign
www.payontime.co.uk

British Standards Institution
www.bsi-global.com/

Government guide to IP
www.intellectual-property.gov.uk

Government guide to corporate social responsibility
www.societyandbusiness.gov.uk/

Company registration and information site
www.companies-house.gov.uk/

Equality advice website
www.equalitydirect.org.uk/

Company affairs

CBI company affairs mini-site useful links page
Legal and company affairs links including sections on competition law, consumer law, commercial law, contract law, jurisdiction and applicable law, company law, corporate governance, financial reporting, financial services and intellectual property law.

Corporate social responsibility

CBI CSR mini-site useful links page
Including sections on accountability and disclosure, business organisations, ethical investments, ethical trading, EU links, standards, sustainable development, UK government links, voluntary codes and guidelines, volunteering and Workforce and society.

 

Data protection

For coverage of data protection issues.

UK data protection registry
www.dpr.gov.uk/

UK Information Commissioner
www.dataprotection.gov.uk/

European Commission Internal Market site
www.europa.eu.int/comm/internal
_market/en/dataprot/news/index.htm


Council of Europe
www.legal.coe.int/dataprotection

Lord Chancellor's Department: Freedom of Information and Data Protection
www.lcd.gov.uk/foi/foidpunit.htm

e-Business

UK Online for Business - part of UK Online, a nationwide partnership bringing together government, industry, the voluntary sector, trades unions and consumer groups
www.ukonlineforbusiness.gov.uk

Online resource for internet entrepreneurs, funded by the DTI as part of its Internet Mentoring Initiative
www.beyondbricks.com/

Department for Constitutional Affairs
www.dca.gov.uk

Department of Culture, Media and Sport
www.dcms.gov.uk

Department of Trade and Industry
www.dti.gov.uk

Home Office
www.homeoffice.gov.uk

The Broadband Stakeholder Group,
the government?s advisory group on broadband: www.broadbanduk.org

Formerly the Office of the e-Envoy
http://e-government.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Government Online Services and Information
www.direct.gov.uk

UK Information Commissioner
www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

Ofcom
www.ofcom.org.uk

Economics

Customs & Excise
www.hmce.gov.uk

HM Treasury
www.hm-treasury.gov.uk

Inland Revenue
www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/index.htm

Bank of England
www.bankofengland.co.uk/Links/setframe.html

Employment

ACAS
www.acas.gov.uk

 



ACAS guidance on new anti-discrimination legislation on sexual orientation - PDF, 328kb
www.acas.org.uk/publications/pdf/guide_sexualO.pdf

ACAS guidance on new anti-discrimination legislation on religion or belief - PDF, 327kb
www.acas.org.uk/publications/pdf/guide_religionB.pdf

Accounting for People Task Force - Human Capital Accounting
www.accountingforpeople.gov.uk

Commission for Racial Equality
www.cre.gov.uk

Department of Trade and Industry ? employee relations
www.dti.gov.uk/er/

Department of Trade and Industry - updates
www.dti.gov.uk/er/inform.htm

Department of Trade and Industry - Women and Equality Unit
www.womenandequalityunit.gov.uk

Disability Rights Commission
www.drc-gb.org

Diversity Works - Scope
www.diversityworks.scope.org.uk

Employment Tribunals Service
www.ets.gov.uk

Equal Opportunities Commission
www.eoc.org.uk

Mencap: WorkRight
www.mencap.org.uk/html/workright/index.htm

Equal Pay toolkit
www.eoc.org.uk/cseng/advice/equalpay.asp

Europa - European Union
www.europa.eu.int

Future of Europe debate
www.europa.eu.int/futurum/index_en.htm

European Commission Directorate-General for Employment and Social Affairs
http://europa.eu.int/comm/dgs/employment_
social/index_en.htm

European Foundation for the Improvement of Working and Living Conditions
www.eurofound.eu.int

Enterprise and SMEs

Small Business Group
www.smallbusinessgroup.org.uk

The Small Business Service
www.sbs.gov.uk

Business Links
www.businesslink.org

smallbusiness ¦ europe
www.smallbusinesseurope.org

Environment Agency website for SMEs
www.netregs.gov.uk

Growing Business Awards
www.growingbusinessawards.co.uk

Investors in People
www.iipuk.co.uk

IOD Chartered Director professional qualification
www.iod.com/chartered

Better Payment Practice Group
www.payontime.co.uk

Queen's Awards for Enterprise
www.queensawards.org.uk

Small business journey
www.smallbusinessjourney.com/output/Page1.asp

Energy

CBI energy mini-site useful links page
Including sections on climate change and government and bodies.

Environment

CBI EHS mini-site useful links page
Including sections on climate change, emissions trading, Europe, government departments, Parliament, regulators and sustainable development.

Euro

European Union website's euro currency area
www.europa.eu.int/euro

UK Treasury's euro site
www.euro.gov.uk


 

Europe

Europa, the portal of the European Union
http://europa.eu.int/index_en.htm

Internal market complaint form
http://europa.eu.int/comm/secretariat_general/sgb/lexcomm/
European Commission
http://europa.eu.int/comm/index_en.htm

Council of the European Union
http://ue.eu.int/cms3_fo/showPage.ASP?lang=en

European Parliament
http://www.europarl.eu.int/home/default_en.htm

European Court of Justice
http://www.curia.eu.int/en/transitpage.htm

European Central Bank
http://www.ecb.int/home/html/index.en.html

European Court of Auditors
http://www.eca.eu.int/index_en.htm

European Union Member States
http://www.europa.eu.int/abc/governments/index_en.htm
European Economic and Social Committee
http://www.ces.eu.int/pages/en/home.asp

Committee of the Regions
http://www.cor.eu.int/en/index.htm

UNICE (Confederation of European Employers and Industries)
http://www.unice.org/Content/Default.asp?

Permanent Representation of the UK to the EU
http://www.ukrep.be/

British Embassy in Brussels
http://www.britishembassy.gov.uk/

British Council in Brussels
http://www.britishcouncil.org/brussels.htm

British Prime Minister (10 Downing Street)
http://www.number-10.gov.uk/output/Page1.asp

Houses of Parliament (Westminster)
http://www.parliament.uk/

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
http://www.fco.gov.uk/

Government Direct (UK Online)
http://www.direct.gov.uk/Homepage/fs/en

Department for Trade and Industry
http://www.dti.gov.uk/

Office for National Statistics
http://www.statistics.gov.uk/

British Council
http://www.britishcouncil.org/

Government

Links to UK government departments, agencies and other bodies, including local authorities and the Regional Development Agencies.

Foresight
www.foresight.gov.uk/

Local Government Association
www.lga.gov.uk/lga/1events.htm

National Statistics
www.statistics.gov.uk/

Government information and services online
www.direct.gov.uk

Department of Trade and Industry
www.dti.gov.uk/

The UK Office of Fair Trading, including full details on the Competition Act
www.oft.gov.uk/

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
www.epsrc.ac.uk/

Training and Enterprise Councils
www.tec.co.uk/

Disability Rights Commission
www.drc-gb.org/drc/

Health & Safety Executive
www.hse.gov.uk

HM Treasury website
www.treasury.gov.uk

UK Parliament
www.parliament.uk

Health & safety

CBI Health and safety mini-site useful links page.

www.hse.gov.uk

 

International

CBI international mini-site useful links page
Including sections on UK government departments, overseas organisations, European institutions and organisations, international institutions and organisations and general UK trade-related sites.

Learning & skills

Adult Learning Inspectorate
http://www.ali.gov.uk

Apprenticeships
www.apprenticeships.org.uk/

Business links with education
www.young-enterprise.org.uk/

Department for Trade and Industry
http://www.dti.gov.uk

Employers for apprentices
www.employersforapprentices.gov.uk

Entrepreneurship and young people
www.enterpriseinsight.co.uk/

e-skills passports
www.e-skillspassport.com/

Investors in People UK
http://www.iipuk.co.uk

Investors in People Standard - business development tool
www.iipuk.co.uk/IIP/Internet/Default.htm

Access lists of courses and online learning
www.learndirect.co.uk

Learning and Skills Council
www.lsc.gov.uk

School governors' one-stop shop
www.sgoss.org.uk

Department for Education and Skills
www.dfes.gov.uk

Sector Skills Development Agency
www.ssda.org.uk

People management advice for SMEs
www.yourpeoplemanager.com

Maths for life
www.maths4life.org/

Manufacturing

Department of Trade and Industry
http://www.dti.gov.uk

DTI Manufacturing
http://www.dti.gov.uk/manufacturing

Manufacturing Advisory Service
http://www.dti.gov.uk/manufacturing/advisory

Small Business Service
http://www.sbs.gov.uk

Innovation
http://www.innovation.gov.uk

Office of Science and Technology
http://www.ost.gov.uk

Auto Industry
http://www.autoindustry.co.uk

Chemicals Industries Association
http://www.cia.org.uk

Engineering Employers' Federation
http://www.eef.org.uk

Society of British Aerospace Companies
http://www.sbac.co.uk/

Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders
http://www.smmt.co.uk/

METCOM - the Mechanical and Metal Trades Confederation
http://www.metcom.org.uk

Machine Tool Technologies Association
http://www.mtta.org.uk

Cardiff Lean Enterprise Research Centre
http://www.cf.ac.uk/carbs/lom/lerc/index.html

Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge
http://www.ifm.eng.cam.ac.uk/

Warwick Manufacturing Group
http://www.wmg.warwick.ac.uk

Fit for the Future
http://www.fitforthefuture.org.uk

Inside UK Enterprise
http://www.iuke.co.uk

Minerals

British Geological Survey
http://www.mineralsUK.com

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister ? planning
http://www.planning.odpm.gov.uk

Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
http://www.defra.gov.uk

Department of Trade and Industry
http://www.dti.gov.uk

The Countryside Agency
http://www.countryside.gov.uk

The Highways Agency
http://www.highways.gov.uk

The Environment Agency
http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk

The Planning Inspectorate
http://www.planning-inspectorate.gov.uk

English Nature
http://www.english-nature.org.uk

British Geological Survey
http://www.bgs.ac.uk

English Heritage
http://www.english-heritage.org.uk

Quarry Products Association
http://www.qpa.org

British Aggregates Association
http://www.british-aggregates.com

British Marine Aggregate Producers Association
http://www.bmapa.org

British Cement Association
http://www.bca.org.uk

British Ceramics Confederation
http://www.ceramfed.co.uk

The Confederation of UK Coal Producers
http://www.coalpro.co.uk

Waste Resources Action programme (WRAP)
http://www.wrap.org.uk

Minerals Industry Research Organisation(MIRO)
http://www.miro.co.uk

Construction Industry Research and Information Association
http://www.ciria.org.uk

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
http://www.rics.org.uk

The Royal Town Planning Institute
http://www.rtpi.org.uk

Country Land and Business Association
http://www.cla.org.uk

CPRE
http://www.cpre.org.uk

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
http://www.rspb.org.uk

Friends of the Earth
http://www.foe.org.uk

World Wildlife Fund
http://www.wwf-uk.org

Pensions

Accounting Standards Board UK
http://www.asb.org.uk

Department for Work and Pensions
http://www.dwp.gov.uk/

Inland Revenue
http://www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/index.htm

International Accounting Standards Board
http://www.iasb.org.uk

Department for Work and Pensions Financial Assitance Scheme
www.dwp.gov.uk/lifeevent/penret/penreform/3_fas.asp

FSA 'A-Day' advice site
www.fsa.gov.uk/consumer/pensions

Planning

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
http://www.odpm.gov.uk

The Planning Portal - online planning
http://www.planningportal.gov.uk

The Planning Inspectorate
http://www.planning-inspectorate.gov.uk

RICS
http://www.rics.org/index.html

House Builders Federation
http://www.hbf.co.uk/

The Scottish Executive
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/planning/guides/gtps-00.asp

Property
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
http://www.odpm.gov.uk

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
http://www.rics.org

British Council of Offices
http://www.bco.org.uk

Investment Property Forum
http://www.ipf.org.uk


Public services

CBI public services mini-site useful links page
Including sections on Government, local government, Parliament, devolved administrations, Europe and think tanks.

Regions

CBI Scotland mini-site useful links page

CBI Northern Ireland mini-site useful links page

CBI Wales mini-site useful links page

CBI North East mini-site useful links page

CBI Yorkshire and the Humber mini-site useful links page

CBI North West mini-site useful links page

CBI West Midlands mini-site useful links page

CBI East of England mini-site useful links page

CBI London mini-site useful links page

CBI South West mini-site useful links page

Research

Business and academic research resources.

Scottish Research Information System
www.scottishresearch.com

A leading intermediate organisation in the UK, coupling industry and academia in the disciplines of applied mathematics and computing
www.smithinst.ac.uk

Security
The CBI's security advice page. Practical advice for businesses on risk minimisation, anti-terrorism measures and general security.

Technology & innovation

Department of Trade and Industry
http://www.dti.gov.uk

Office for Science and Technology
http://www.ost.gov.uk/index_v4.htm

HM Treasury
http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk

Inland Revenue
http://www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/randd/index.htm

DTI Innovation Unit
http://www.innovation.gov.uk

EU Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development
http://www.cordis.lu

Design Council
http://www.designcouncil.org.uk

Innovation Exchange
http://iexchange.london.edu/

UK Foresight
http://www.foresight.gov.uk

London Development Agency: innovation
http://www.london-innovation.org.uk

BSI ? British Standards Institute
http://www.bsi-global.com

DTI Standards & Technical Regulations Directorate
http://www.dti.gov.uk/strd/

United Kingdom Accreditation Service
http://www.ukas.com

EC Commission
http://www.europa.eu.int

International Organisation for Standardisation
http://www.iso.org

 

European Committee for Standardisation
http://www.cenorm.be/

UK Patent Office
http://www.patent.gov.uk

Council for Industry and Higher Education
http://www.cihe-uk.com

Lambert model agreements for collaborative research
http://www.innovation.gov.uk/lambertagreements/

Tourism Alliance

CBI-supported membership organisation comprised of leading Trade Associations and bodies within the sector.

Tourism Alliance website
www.tourismalliance.com

Trade Association Forum

Provides information and links to external resources.

Trade Association Forum site
www.taforum.org.uk

Trade opportunitiesInformation for importers and exporters.

UK Trade and Investment
http://www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk

Market and country profiles for exporters
www.link2exports.co.uk

British Chambers of Commerce export zone information site
www.britishchambers.org.uk/exportzone

HM Customs & Excise UK trade information site
www.uktradeinfo.com

HM Customs & Excise
www.hmce.gov.uk

Export Control Organisation
www.dti.gov.uk/export.control/

Export Credit Agency
www.ecgd.gov.uk

European Commission trade website
europa.eu.int/comm/trade/

Office of the US Trade Representative
www.ustr.gov

World Trade Organisation
www.wto.org/

International trade for the UK software and computer services industry
www.internationalgrowth.org

Transport

 

CBI transport mini-site useful links page
Including sections on Government, roads, rail, aviation, multi-modal studies and general links.

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