Business regulation


  1. Search for a trade mark

    Look up a trade mark to see if something identical or similar to your brand is already registered.

  2. Check if a vehicle, part or accessory has been recalled

    Check if a vehicle model, part or accessory has been recalled because of a fault in how it was made

  3. Apply to register a trade mark

    Protect your brand by registering it as a trade mark - how to apply, fees, responding to objections to your trade mark, using the ® symbol

  4. Contracts Finder

    Use Contracts Finder to find out about current contract opportunities with the government and its agencies

  5. Get help and support for your business

    Get business support and advice over the phone and online - setting up and running a business.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Alcohol licensing
  2. Trade mark forms and fees
  3. COVID:19 Declaration
  4. CE marking
  5. Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advice for Heavy Goods (HGV) and Public Service Vehicle (PSV) Operators
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News and communications

  1. Competition concerns in retail investment software merger
  2. Bupa Insurance Limited / Civil Service Healthcare Society Limited
  3. JD Sports Fashion plc / Footasylum plc merger inquiry
  4. Amazon / Deliveroo merger inquiry
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Research and statistics

  1. Impact Assessments: Room for Improvement?
  2. Reforming Regulation Initiative: CMA response
  3. Mandating Calorie Labelling Out-of-Home: RPC Opinion
  4. CMA coronavirus taskforce update: 3 July 2020
  5. Town and Country Planning Regulations 2020: RPC Opinion
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Transmission licence exemptions for offshore wind farm generators affected by COVID-19
  2. Type B leniency in RPM cases – Draft Addendum to OFT1495
  3. Address for Service rules changes: call for views
  4. Amendments to the Environmental Impact Assessment regime for offshore oil and gas projects
  5. Offshore Chemical Regulations and Oil Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations: COVID-19 related amendments exempting documents from being made publicly available for inspection
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Innovate UK transactions over £25,000
  2. Regulatory decisions made about the conduct of professional drivers
  3. IPO payments: 2020
  4. Traffic Commissioners: annual report 2019 to 2020
  5. Office for Nuclear Regulation strategy 2020 to 2025
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