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Useful Third Party Organisations

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

Whatever your business, the FSB will work for you. We are the UK’s largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms. Formed in 1974, we now has 200,000 members across 33 regions and 194 branches.

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St Albans and District Chamber of Commerce

Formed in November 1907 to ‘further the interest of businesses in the area ensuring positive growth and development’. Over one hundred years later we are still committed to these objectives and aim to be a ‘voice’ for our members. And we have some fun too!

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The HR Dept, St Albans.

At the HR Dept St Albans we provide outsourced HR advice to SMEs at a fraction of the cost of hiring your own HR Manager or department. We pride ourselves on our practical, local and affordable service.

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Smart Pension (autoenrolment)

“Workplace pensions are here. Act now. It’s the law.” The Pensions Regulator – 07.01.2015.

The introduction of the workplace pension means that employers must provide employees with a pension scheme and automatically enrol qualifying employees into this scheme. For more information about how this impacts your business…..

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The British Franchise Association (bfa)

The only voluntary self-regulatory body for the UK franchise industry, with a standards based approach to membership. Its aim is to promote ethical franchising practice in the UK and help the industry develop credibility, influence and favourable circumstance for growth. As a result one of the bfa’s main jobs is to help potential franchisees recognise the good, the bad, and the ugly franchise opportunities for what they are. Another is to help businesses involved in franchising to secure their own position amongst the “good” franchises.

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Companies House

The main functions of Companies House are to:
incorporate and dissolve limited companies;
examine and store company information delivered under the Companies Act and related legislation; and
make this information available to the public.

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St Albans City & District Council

We believe St Albans District is a good place to do business. The area has significant strengths including its proximity to London and excellent transport links, as well as having a highly skilled workforce and high quality of life. St Albans City & District Council provides many specific services to help businesses.

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HM Revenues & Customs

For all VAT, Excise and Tax requirements for individuals, employers and businesses.

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The Business Finance Guide

With the growing range of alternatives to bank finance this guide provides advice on accessing debt and equity finance from providers including emerging “Challenger Banks” and asset-based lenders.

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St Albans Credit Union

Credit Unions are not for profit community banks which are owned and run by their members for the benefit of their members. Members are encouraged to save and these savings provide the funds from which loans to members are made.

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Prince's Trust

The Prince’s Trust offer a range of courses to support the young unemployed into employment or self employment.

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UK Small Business Directory

MisterWhat provides a comprehensive business directory of UK companies. The local listings are free to consult. You can find the company, firm, shop, restaurant, product or service you are looking for quickly and easily.

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Business Directory for StartUps

Start Your Own Business contains information and advice but, unlike other start-up sites, it also contains details of LOCAL organisations who can help you. The firms listed on each page have declared themselves to be ‘new business friendly’ and will welcome your enquiries.

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Acas offers advice and information on a wide range of workplace issues to try and help employees and employers to solve their problems at work. This includes providing information on rights at work, changes in employment law and the best way to develop positive and productive working relations.

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The British Business Bank Finance Hub

The British Business Bank Finance Hub is designed to help businesses understand the financial landscape and ultimately access the right finance for their growth potential. It’s an independent, impartial digital hub designed to raise awareness of the different types of finance available for growing UK businesses. Explore finance options and find funding to suit your business.

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Rehab 4 Addiction - Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Hertfordshire

Rehab 4 Addiction is a helpline to offer help and support to those in need of help for addiction issues. Each member of Rehab 4 Addiction’s team are themselves in recovery.

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UK Addiction Treatment Group

The UK’s Leading Alcohol & Drug Rehab Provider.

190 detox and rehab beds across the UK, treatment for all addictions including alcoholismdrug addictions and eating disorders.


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Enterprise Hertfordshire Ltd

Essential Products and Services for Startups, Small Businesses and Charities

Free Digital Marketing Toolkit: Everything you need to start, manage and grow a business – all in one place

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Hertfordshire Better Business For All

Better Business for All (BBFA)  works to boost business productivity and growth by making it easier for businesses to access the regulatory support they need from Local Authorities such as Trading Standards, Environmental Health, Licensing and others. BBFA also works with regulators to help them better understand the challenges faced by businesses.

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Rehabs UK

Free and Confidential Addiction Recovery Support. The Right Place for You to Begin Your Recovery Journey.

Addiction Rehab Clinics Across the UK and Abroad

Partnering with many trusted rehab clinics across the UK and abroad, we will work with you to understand your situation and find the best place for you to recover.

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East Coast Recovery

Residential Drug and Alcohol Addiction Rehab in Suffolk

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