Understanding Regulation

Which regulations am I subject to?

If your business is not run responsibly you will open yourself up to significant problems, which could include bankruptcy, fines or even jail. Here are some websites you should visit to check that you comply with the relevant regulations:

  • Running a private limited company
    A list of relevant regulation can be found here.
  • Licence finder
    If you put on an event, or run a food or drink company you may need a licence. Check here. If you plan to export, check if you need a licence here.
  • Local authority advice on regulation
    Check you comply with regulation through your Primary Local Authority. Visit the website here.
  • Trading standards
    There is some free impartial advice available here.
  • Product safety
    An overview of product safety regulation can be found here.