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Where to get the help you need for your business, useful contacts and resources and business news.

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Workshops, training courses and exhibitions in the Ipswich area.
News of interest to businesses in and around the Ipswich area.
The Apprenticeship Brokerage Scheme has been set up to help reduce the red tape involved when taking on an apprentice. The fund is there to support the Council’s ambition to support job creation and increase the skills within the workforce.
There are several business support providers that offer independent, impartial information, advice and support, whether you are just starting out with a new business idea or running or growing an existing business.
Useful links and contacts for business support, training and funding in the Ipswich area
There are a variety of organisations in the Ipswich area that can offer help with funding, either through grants or access to loan funding, in order to start or grow your business.
HM Revenue & Customs has a FREE e-learning tool that advises on the tax and National Insurance issues involved in starting your own business.
The Sunday Trading Act 1994 regulates the Sunday opening hours of large shops and prohibits them from opening on Easter Sunday.
Screen Suffolk handles all film and photography enquiries for Ipswich and across the county.

Contact Details

Economic Development,
Ipswich Borough Council,
3E Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,

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01473 432918