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BUSINESS LINKS – The British-American Business Council (BABC) is the largest transatlantic business organization, with a collective total of 2,500 member companies based in more than 20 major business centers throughout North America and the UK – BritishAmerican Business is the leading transatlantic business organization dedicated to helping its member companies build their international business – The British Exporters Association (BExA) is an independent national trade association representing the interests of the export community – Companies House provides comprehensive guidance on company formation, a series of detailed booklets on various aspects and numerous useful addresses on its website; plus access to a free mobile app where you can access details of over 3 million companies – As part of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), Statistical Analysis of Trade Unit (SATU) it focuses on UK trade statistics data

EDUCATION – The British Council has been creating ties between people in the UK and those in other countries for over 75 years. It runs programs in education, English language, the arts, science and technology, sport and governance – The Department for Education (DfE) is a department of the UK government responsible for issues affecting people in England up to the age of 19, including child protection and education – The European Council of International Schools (ECIS) provides services to support professional development, curriculum and instruction, leadership and good governance in international schools located in Europe and around the world – The US-UK Fulbright Commission promotes peace and cultural understanding through educational exchange

GOVERNMENT – The best place to find UK government services and information – The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) works for the essentials of life – food, air, land, water, people, animals, and plants – Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), responsible for energy savings, a secure energy system, incentivising low carbon investment, driving action on climate change and managing the UK’s energy legacy – The Home Office is the lead government department for immigration and passports, drugs policy, counterterrorism, police, and science and research – The Intellectual Property Office is responsible for granting intellectual property rights in the UK. It is responsible for examining and issuing, or rejecting, patents. It also keeps registers of intellectual property including patents, designs and trademarks in the UK – Provides official national statistics on Britain’s economy, population and society at national and local level – Department for Business, Innovation & Skills – its central purpose is to help ensure business success in an increasingly competitive world. It is the voice for business across Government. It leads the Government’s drive to raise UK levels of productivity, create the conditions for business success and strengthen the economic performance of all the regions – The U.S. Embassy in London

GRANTS AND ASSISTANCE – SMEs may be able to claim payable tax credits in cash from the Inland Revenue if they have losses in the accounting period – The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills provides information on the range of grants and assistance that is available to business – Invest NI aims to grow the local economy by supporting new and existing businesses to compete internationally, and by attracting new investment to Northern Ireland. Invest NI offers the Northern Ireland business community a single organization providing high-quality services, programs, support and expert advice – Scottish Enterprise, grants for investment projects. Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) encourages both indigenous and foreign companies to undertake investment that will directly result in the creation or safeguarding of jobs in Scotland zones/business-finance – The Welsh Government has a range of grants available to businesses looking to expand into Wales

TRADE AND INVESTMENT – The British government’s trade and investment department which provides free and confidential advice for U.S. companies looking to establish in the UK – Locate your business in Northern Ireland – Locate your business in Scotland – Locate your
business in Wales – The U.S. Commercial Service UK (CSUK) at the U.S. Embassy in London promotes exports of U.S. goods and/or services into the UK market and inward investment into the U.S. It also provides a range of services and programs to help American companies export goods and services to the United Kingdom

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