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Business details #7
created this issue from a note
in GOV.UK Design System Community Backlog
Jan 12, 2018
Dropbox Paper audit
On 22 February 2019 the Design System team reviewed a Dropbox Paper document discussing the Business Type pattern.
The aim was to reduce the number of places containing guidance and code by:
Below is a record of the outcomes of that review.
If you need to, you can see the original Dropbox Paper content in the internet archive.
Updates to the Design System
The Design System team will carry out the following updates to ensure that relevant, useful content from the Dropbox Paper file is added to the Design System.
When to use this pattern
Not everyone knows or remembers their type of business, and the terms have changed over the years. If you can avoid asking the question then do so. Consider whether you can look the information up automatically.
How it works
Explain what the terms mean
Common causes of confusion include:
Research on this pattern
Type of business:
We've already found that people didn't understand that the term 'Corporate body' has changed to 'Limited company'.
From Christine Elliot:
This is accompanied with the following help text:
Are you self employed?
Are you a partner in a business partnership?
You should answer yes to this question even if you are a sleeping partner (i.e. you are
Are you a shareholder in a private limited company and/or a company director?