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Legal structures for your business

There are different legal structures available for your business. Review our guidance on the different types of business structure

The choice of business structure is your decision.  Each needs to be considered to see what will work best for your business.

For information on sole traders, partnerships, limited liability partnerships and limited companies, this blog contains lots of useful information.  Choosing the right business structure – Companies House (

To understand setting up a social enterprise  Setting up a social enterprise – GOV.UK (

For the formation of charity Set up a charity – GOV.UK (

To establish a community interest company   Community interest companies: forms and step-by-step guides – GOV.UK (


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