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Choose the right membership for your business

We offer two types of membership for you to choose from. Intermediate membership is best for sole traders and businesses with a few employees, while Advanced offers complete support for businesses, particularly those with five or more employees. (To find out more, click on the headings below to see what’s included in membership)

Intermediate

 

Advanced

A helpline for all your business queries

Unlimited

Free business law guides worth £790

Free guides to marketing your business

Annual HR health check

Marketing advice service

Exclusive tribunal insurance service

Legal protection for your business

Pensions auto enrolement support

Save £100s on essential business costs

Help accessing and managing finance for business growth

Have your say where it counts

Weekly email newsletter

       

To trial Forum membership, join as a free Introductory member. You’ll get our weekly newsletter and the opportunity to have your say in business surveys.

Join Now

From £175 + VAT

Join Now

From £565 + VAT

Choose the right membership for your business

We offer two types of membership for you to choose from. Intermediate membership is best for sole traders and businesses with a few employees, while Advanced offers complete support for businesses, particularly those with five or more employees. (To find out more, click on the headings below to see what’s included in membership)

A helpline for all your business queries

Intermediate

Advanced

Unlimited

Free business law guides worth £790

Intermediate

Advanced

Free guides to marketing your business

Intermediate

Advanced

Exclusive tribunal insurance service

Intermediate

Advanced

Legal protection for your business

Intermediate

Advanced

Save £100s on essential business costs

Intermediate

Advanced

Help accessing and managing finance for business growth

Intermediate

Advanced

Have your say where it counts

Intermediate

Advanced

Weekly email newsletter

Intermediate

Advanced

       
Join Now

From £175 + VAT

Join Now

From £565 + VAT

To trial Forum membership, join as a free Introductory member. You’ll get our weekly newsletter and the opportunity to have your say in business surveys.

Common Questions

Membership FAQs

Which membership option is right for my business?

Our membership packages are designed to offer different levels of support to small and medium-sized businesses, depending on your needs. Some businesses may just want to stay up to date with business news, while others need help starting up or more in-depth legal and HR advice.

For example, Advanced - our top level membership - gives you complete business support to help you in every function of your business. Whilst free Introductory membership will only give you a very basic level of support through a weekly newsletter.

What business issues can you help me with?

Our experienced business advisers are able to help members with any business issues relating to finance, HR, legal, health and safety, purchasing, business development and management. Whatever questions you've got, we're here to help.

Who can join?

We are currently only able to help businesses in the United Kingdom. To join you must be the owner of a privately-owned small or medium-sized business or start-up with a registered business address in the UK.

How long does membership last for?

Intermediate and Advanced memberships are sold on an annual subscription basis lasting 12 months.

Can I upgrade my membership?

If you choose a membership package now but find that you need more support part way through your annual subscription, you can upgrade your membership at any time by calling us on 0845 130 1722.

Rather than start a whole new membership, you'll only have to pay the difference for the rest of your annual subscription. The next time your membership renews it will be at the higher level unless you instruct us otherwise.

Membership isn't suitable for my business, but I support your lobbying. What can I do to help?

There is still a lot that you can do to help us with our lobbying and campaigning activities. Get in touch with us by calling 0845 130 1722.

Payment methods

How can I pay for membership?

You can choose to pay for your membership by annual Direct Debit, debit/credit card, Bacs payment or cheque. You can either pay online via the application form or call us on 0845 130 1722 to discuss membership and payment options with an adviser.

Renewals

Will you renew my membership automatically?

If you choose to pay by Direct Debit, we will renew your membership automatically on each 12-month anniversary and will take payment at this time.

If you pay by debit/credit card, Bacs or cheque, your membership will be renewed every 12 months, but we’ll get in touch with you to arrange payment so you can continue to enjoy the benefits of your membership.

Refunds and cancellations

Can I cancel my membership?

If you wish to cancel your membership and receive a refund, you need to inform us in writing within 30 days of signing up (or of receiving your renewal notification, for existing members).

You cannot cancel or downgrade your membership part way through an annual subscription after these 30 days, but you can notify us of your intention to cancel or renew at a lower level of membership on your next renewal date. For more information, see our terms and conditions.

Do you provide a guarantee?

Yes, we offer paying members a money-back guarantee, under the terms of which, if we haven't saved you at least the equivalent value of your membership subscription when the time comes to renew it, we’ll give you a full refund. Find out more at www.fpb.org/guarantee.

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