This part of the site provides information and documents covering just about everything you need to know when starting up a business including choosing a business structure, Partnership agreements, Shareholders agreements and Non-disclosure agreements. When starting a business it's important to document how you are going to work together - as a limited company or a partnership.
Business start-up agreements
This shareholders' agreement is for use in relation to a UK-based private limited company, whose shareholders are also all UK-based. It is not appropriate for listed companies or companies with more than one class of shares.
Protecting your ideas
Terms & conditions
If your business has a website, you'll probably use to it collect and store information from people who visit it, either by asking for it directly or by putting a cookie on their web browser.
This document is designed to be used on a website that has the facility to take payments (i.e. a basket). It creates standard terms and conditions for the sale of goods and/or services to consumers from a website in the United Kingdom.
This document is not suitable if your business sells:
- financial, leisure, accommodation and transport or catering services
- digital content, except where it is provided on a 'tangible medium' such as a disc or memory stick
- goods and/or services to other businesses