Retailers can now take advantage of creating a personalised online profile on
'My Business' gives businesses access to a wide range of government services and tailored advice. It allows those signed up to complete secure online transactions, such as paying VAT and filing PAYE returns. The service can store data so that users do not need to re-enter information about themselves or their business when using affiliated government websites. Registered users can also receive email alerts and updates on business matters.

Business Link's Jonathan Hollow said: "My Business will save time by creating one customised user ID through which access can be gained to a number of government sites. With the site also storing user history, the service will support businesses through all phases of their growth."