May 24 2004. Businesses can now access a new government website for information, advice, funding and training. is the first service to provide SMEs with a single point of access to government information and services. brings together an easy-to-use searchable database of over 2,500 government funded business support products ranging from grants and loans to consultancy support to help build their businesses. There is also a training directory with over 500,000 courses, events and seminars to help firms develop staff skills.

Businesses will be able to find out quickly and easily what regulations apply to them and what they have to do about them.

The site has several other innovative features designed to make it as easy as possible for small businesses to find what they need and interact with both central and local government. These include a service to allow businesses to register for e-filing with Customs and Excise, Inland Revenue and Companies House in one go as well as a filter to help users identify which licences they need to trade.

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