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. Trading hours for retailers: the law

    Trading hours for retailers, restrictions on Sunday opening and public holiday opening in England, Wales and Scotland

  3. 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

  4. Contracts Finder

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

  5. Find your local Trading Standards office

    Find a Trading Standards office to complain about illegal sales activity or to get business advice about trading legally

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Digital Economy Bill Part 3: Online Pornography
  2. Alcohol licensing
  3. Trade mark forms and fees
  4. Using personal data after Brexit
  5. Non-disclosure agreements
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News and communications

  1. J Sainsbury PLC / Asda Group Ltd merger inquiry
  2. Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc / Onex Corporation / Wildlife Holdings Inc merger inquiry
  3. CMA blocks merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda
  4. AL-KO Kober Holdings Limited / Bankside Patterson Limited
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Research and statistics

  1. EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EUVTFA): RPC Opinion
  2. Alcohol and late night refreshment licensing England and Wales 31 March 2018
  3. Direct/indirect impacts of regulation research report, April 2015
  4. UK Space Agency - NQRP summary (2017-2018): RPC Opinion
  5. Offshore automatic enrolment into workplace pensions: RPC Opinion
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Pubs Code Consultation: Accounting for duty paid on alcohol and volumes of unsaleable draught products
  2. Online Harms White Paper
  3. River basin planning: working together
  4. CMA's response to the Health and Social Care Committee
  5. Assessing and scoring environmental permit compliance
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. PCA and Code Compliance Officers Forum Meeting Notes - December 2018
  2. Regulatory Policy Committee: minutes January 2019
  3. PCA arbitration data: January - March 2019
  4. Enforcement and market surveillance annual report
  5. Merger inquiry outcome statistics
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