Resources


Business Services

Institute of Directors

Supporting, representing and setting standards for Directors.

Companies House

This provides information for limited companies, including name searches and basic company information.

Patent Office

The UK Intellectual Property Office.

Information Commissioner

The Information Commissioner’s Office is the UK’s independent authority set up to promote access to official information and to protect personal information.

Office of Fair Trading

The OFT is responsible for making markets work well for consumers.

ACAS

ACAS aims to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations.

Health & Safety Executive

Government health and safety advice.


Dispute Resolution

Court Service

hmcs are responsible for managing the magistrates’ courts, the Crown Court, county courts, the High Court and Court of Appeal in England and Wales.

Civil Procedure Rules

Legislation for high and country courts including law relating to small claims, housing, probate, enforcement, mediation, protocols, negligence, appeals and other civil justice matters.

Insolvency Service

The Insolvency Service operates under a statutory framework to provide insolvency advice to companies and individuals.

Property Litigation Association

The PLA is a members’ organisation for professionals specialising in all aspects of commercial, residential and agricultural property litigation.


Property

Land Registry

Find answers to the key questions about property ownership and conveyancing in England and Wales.

Ordnance Survey

Great Britain’s national mapping agency.

OPSI

The Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) is at the heart of information policy, setting standards, delivering access and encouraging the re-use of public sector information.

National Landlords Association

Protecting and promoting the private residential landlord.

Planning Applications Advice

Provides independent professional guidance and advice on Town Planning and related issues.

Lease Advice

The Leasehold Advisory Service provides free advice on the law affecting residential long leasehold property and Commonhold.


Employment

Employment Tribunals

The Employment Tribunals are judicial bodies established to resolve disputes between employers and employees over employment rights.

Employment Appeals Tribunal

The Employment Appeal Tribunal hears appeals from decisions made by employment tribunals, by the Certification Officer or by the Central Arbitration Committee.

Equal Opportunities Commission

The Equal Opportunities Commission is working to eliminate sex discrimination in Britain today.


Tax & Personal Matters

HMRC

HMRC is responsible for collecting the bulk of tax revenue, as well as paying Tax Credits and Child Benefits.

National Statistics

Free access to data produced by the Office for National Statistics, government departments and devolved administrations.

The Will Place (Will storage)

The UK’s leading National Will Register.


Relationships & Family

Child Support Agency

The CSA ensures parents who live apart from their children contribute financially to their upkeep by paying child maintenance.

Department for Work & Pensions

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is here to promote opportunity and independence for all, help individuals achieve their potential through employment, work to end poverty in all its forms.

Citizens Advice Bureau

The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.

CAFCASS

CAFCASS looks after the interests of children involved in family proceedings.


General

The Law Society

The Law Society is the representative body for solicitors in England and Wales.

Solicitors Regulation Authority

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates more than 100,000 solicitors in England and Wales.

The British & Irish Ombudsmen Association

This site lists the ombudsmen and other complaint-handling bodies who may be able to help you, if you have a complaint.

Business Link

Practical advice for business.

Yell

Home of the online version of the Yellow Pages. Search by keywords and browse by category.