Welcome to Venture Labs

Venture Labs is a free, online resource, for business advice and guidance in the UK.

Whether you are just starting up, or running an existing business.


You can also find information and support specific to businesses in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland


Keep your business on track with our latest news and updates

UK welcomes business

Learn about the opportunities that the UK could offer to your business

Are you based outside the UK? Do you want to explore opportunities or expand your business in the UK? If so, then UK welcomes business is for you…

Find out what records you should be keeping

Use our interactive tool to find out the records you must keep as a business and assess how well you are keeping them
Use our interactive tool to find out the records you must keep as a business

Intrastat returns: important changes

Submitting Intrastat declarations from 1 April 2012: a reminder
Businesses providing Intrastat returns to HMRC need to act on this information

Updated Employer's Charter

Find out what you can and can't do when managing your staff
Find out what you can and can't do when managing your staff

The business in you

The

Starting and growing a business - tips and tools from real-life success stories


Growth and Improvement Service
Access information to help your business work better

Start-up service
Get your business off the ground

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Apprenticeship grants now available Apprenticeships
Get £1,500 when you recruit an apprentice aged 16 to 24

Apply for licences and permits online
You can now apply online for business licences and permits from around 90 per cent of authorities in the UK

Incorporate your limited company online with Companies House
Use the web incorporation service tool to incorporate your limited company online with Companies House

Taking on a new member of staff?
Use our new and improved interactive tools

Taking on an employee tool launched Taking on an employee tool
Tool outlines the five steps an employer must take when employing someone

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