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The Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) is a business support service for manufacturing SMEs in England. We help businesses to improve and grow.
We're committed to helping Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) who represent over 95 per cent of our nation’s manufacturing base. These firms are the backbone of the economy.
Funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, MAS has an 80-strong team of expert Manufacturing Advisors on the ground working with management teams to plan long-term strategies, improve processes, bring new products to market and develop their supply chains.
Register for self assessment and use online calculators and tools to manage your tax and national insurance, when you start up a business as a self-employed person, a partnership or a limited company. You will also find links to additional help and support that the HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) offer new businesses.
Gov.uk offers advice on setting up your new business, from wrting a Business Plan, templates and support to selling to customers.
All limited companies in the UK, and overseas companies with a branch or place of business in the UK need to be registered with Companies House.
You can give your views on new or changing government policies by responding to consultations. Government departments take these responses into consideration before making decisions.
UKTI is the government department that offers practical help and advice for businesses trading internationally.
The Maylands Business Centre is open for all businesses to meet and network. Provides local businesses with a diverse and full range of business support functions, covering a broad array of issues. Working with partners from both the private and public sector to put together a programme which will provide businesses, regardless of size, sector or the amount of time they have been trading, including start-up businesses with support and advice across all topics important and helpful to businesses.
With a huge capability in training and development, they provide short courses for personal or career development and tailored services designed to help you get measurable results for your business or organisation.
This website provides information for the business community on climate-friendly business opportunities. It gives advice and support on developing emission-reducing projects overseas, on the state of play with international negotiations and on the UK emissions trading scheme.
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Self-employed tax and National Insurance
If you're self-employed, you are responsible for paying your own tax and National Insurance contributions. You'll need to keep business records and details of your income so you can fill in an annual Self Assessment tax return. You may also need to register for VAT