The government is working to create the right conditions for companies to thrive and make it easier for people to start successful new businesses.

Policies 14

  1. Modernising company law

    The government wants to reduce the number of regulations that hold back businesses while protecting both workers and the public.

  2. Controlling defence, security and dual-use strategic exports

    Regulating exports of military and dual-use equipment and technology to help ensure global security.

  3. Strengthening UK relationships in Asia, Latin America and Africa to support UK prosperity and security

    Opening up new markets for secure trade and investment with British businesses

  4. Using Industrial Strategy to help the UK economy and business compete and grow

    Measures taken by government to create growth - from training to supporting technology, from procurement to improving access to finance.

  5. Making companies more accountable to shareholders and the public

    Making companies more accountable will make them more attractive to investors and make the public want to buy their products and services.

See all 14 policies

Detailed guides

  1. ATEX equipment manufacturers and their responsibilities

    If you manufacture equipment and protective systems, find out how your products must comply with the ATEX Regulations Read more

  2. Recreational craft manufacturers: responsibilities and penalties

    Regulations and directives for design and construction of recreational craft, including safety requirements and acceptable noise emissions. Read more

  3. Gas appliance safety: supplier and manufacturer's obligations

    Find out which gas appliances must comply with the Gas Appliances (Safety) Regulations 1995, exemption and penalties for non-compliance Read more

  4. Harbour development and the law

    Applying for different types of harbour order to enable construction, improvement or maintenance, and the fees involved. Read more

  5. Control and management of ballast water

    How to manage ballast water in shipping including exchange and treatment, plans and systems, and management requirements for specific regions. Read more

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