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Business support and best practice
Company affairs
Corporate social responsibility
Data protection

Enterprise and SMEs
Health and safety

Learning & skills
Public services & PPP

Technology & innovation
Trade Association Forum
Trade opportunities

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

Business Link network

Better Payment Practice Campaign

British Standards Institution

Government guide to IP

Government guide to corporate social responsibility

Company registration and information site

Equality advice website

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

UK Information Commissioner

European Commission Internal Market site

Council of Europe

Lord Chancellor's Department: Freedom of Information and Data Protection


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

Online resource for internet entrepreneurs, funded by the DTI as part of its Internet Mentoring Initiative

Department for Constitutional Affairs

Department of Culture, Media and Sport

Department of Trade and Industry

Home Office

The Broadband Stakeholder Group,
the government?s advisory group on broadband:

Formerly the Office of the e-Envoy

Government Online Services and Information

UK Information Commissioner



Customs & Excise

HM Treasury

Inland Revenue

Bank of England




ACAS guidance on new anti-discrimination legislation on sexual orientation - PDF, 328kb

ACAS guidance on new anti-discrimination legislation on religion or belief - PDF, 327kb

Accounting for People Task Force - Human Capital Accounting

Commission for Racial Equality

Department of Trade and Industry ? employee relations

Department of Trade and Industry - updates

Department of Trade and Industry - Women and Equality Unit

Disability Rights Commission

Diversity Works - Scope

Employment Tribunals Service

Equal Opportunities Commission

Mencap: WorkRight

Equal Pay toolkit

Europa - European Union

Future of Europe debate

European Commission Directorate-General for Employment and Social Affairs

European Foundation for the Improvement of Working and Living Conditions

Enterprise and SMEs

Small Business Group

The Small Business Service

Business Links

smallbusiness ¦ europe

Environment Agency website for SMEs

Growing Business Awards

Investors in People

IOD Chartered Director professional qualification

Better Payment Practice Group

Queen's Awards for Enterprise

Small business journey


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


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


European Union website's euro currency area

UK Treasury's euro site



Europa, the portal of the European Union

Internal market complaint form
European Commission

Council of the European Union

European Parliament

European Court of Justice

European Central Bank

European Court of Auditors

European Union Member States
European Economic and Social Committee

Committee of the Regions

UNICE (Confederation of European Employers and Industries)

Permanent Representation of the UK to the EU

British Embassy in Brussels

British Council in Brussels

British Prime Minister (10 Downing Street)

Houses of Parliament (Westminster)

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Government Direct (UK Online)

Department for Trade and Industry

Office for National Statistics

British Council


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


Local Government Association

National Statistics

Government information and services online

Department of Trade and Industry

The UK Office of Fair Trading, including full details on the Competition Act

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Training and Enterprise Councils

Disability Rights Commission

Health & Safety Executive

HM Treasury website

UK Parliament

Health & safety

CBI Health and safety mini-site useful links page.



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


Business links with education

Department for Trade and Industry

Employers for apprentices

Entrepreneurship and young people

e-skills passports

Investors in People UK

Investors in People Standard - business development tool

Access lists of courses and online learning

Learning and Skills Council

School governors' one-stop shop

Department for Education and Skills

Sector Skills Development Agency

People management advice for SMEs

Maths for life


Department of Trade and Industry

DTI Manufacturing

Manufacturing Advisory Service

Small Business Service


Office of Science and Technology

Auto Industry

Chemicals Industries Association

Engineering Employers' Federation

Society of British Aerospace Companies

Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders

METCOM - the Mechanical and Metal Trades Confederation

Machine Tool Technologies Association

Cardiff Lean Enterprise Research Centre

Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge

Warwick Manufacturing Group

Fit for the Future

Inside UK Enterprise


British Geological Survey

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister ? planning

Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Department of Trade and Industry

The Countryside Agency

The Highways Agency

The Environment Agency

The Planning Inspectorate

English Nature

British Geological Survey

English Heritage

Quarry Products Association

British Aggregates Association

British Marine Aggregate Producers Association

British Cement Association

British Ceramics Confederation

The Confederation of UK Coal Producers

Waste Resources Action programme (WRAP)

Minerals Industry Research Organisation(MIRO)

Construction Industry Research and Information Association

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

The Royal Town Planning Institute

Country Land and Business Association


Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Friends of the Earth

World Wildlife Fund


Accounting Standards Board UK

Department for Work and Pensions

Inland Revenue

International Accounting Standards Board

Department for Work and Pensions Financial Assitance Scheme

FSA 'A-Day' advice site


Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

The Planning Portal - online planning

The Planning Inspectorate


House Builders Federation

The Scottish Executive

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

British Council of Offices

Investment Property Forum

Public services

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


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


Business and academic research resources.

Scottish Research Information System

A leading intermediate organisation in the UK, coupling industry and academia in the disciplines of applied mathematics and computing

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

Office for Science and Technology

HM Treasury

Inland Revenue

DTI Innovation Unit

EU Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development

Design Council

Innovation Exchange

UK Foresight

London Development Agency: innovation

BSI ? British Standards Institute

DTI Standards & Technical Regulations Directorate

United Kingdom Accreditation Service

EC Commission

International Organisation for Standardisation


European Committee for Standardisation

UK Patent Office

Council for Industry and Higher Education

Lambert model agreements for collaborative research

Tourism Alliance

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

Tourism Alliance website

Trade Association Forum

Provides information and links to external resources.

Trade Association Forum site

Trade opportunitiesInformation for importers and exporters.

UK Trade and Investment

Market and country profiles for exporters

British Chambers of Commerce export zone information site

HM Customs & Excise UK trade information site

HM Customs & Excise

Export Control Organisation

Export Credit Agency

European Commission trade website

Office of the US Trade Representative

World Trade Organisation

International trade for the UK software and computer services industry



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

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