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. Contracts Finder

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

  4. 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

  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. 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. NATS En-route Limited (NERL) Price Determination
  2. Funerals
  3. Provisional conclusions issued in CMA funerals market investigation
  4. Elis UK Limited / Central Laundry Limited merger inquiry
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Research and statistics

  1. BEIS Public Attitudes Tracker: Wave 34
  2. Impact Assessments: Room for Improvement?
  3. Reforming Regulation Initiative: CMA response
  4. Mandating Calorie Labelling Out-of-Home: RPC Opinion
  5. CMA coronavirus taskforce update: 3 July 2020
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Consumer enforcement transparency consultation
  2. Revised CA98 procedures guidance
  3. Transmission licence exemptions for offshore wind farm generators affected by COVID-19
  4. Type B leniency in RPM cases – Draft Addendum to OFT1495
  5. Address for Service rules changes: call for views
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Regulatory decisions made about the conduct of professional drivers
  2. Information Commissioner's annual report and financial statements 2019/20
  3. IPO payments: 2020
  4. Provision of IT services
  5. Merger inquiry outcome statistics
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