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Smart Pension’s experienced and innovative team has built a robust workplace pension from the ground up. In taking advantage of the most up to date technology they have designed a new concept of master trust to scalable meet the needs of UK businesses, ensuring the highest levels of compliance with UK regulations and targeting best available outcomes for employee members in later life.

  • Sexual Harassment

    New advice for employers and employees that outlines what kind of workplace behaviours could be considered as sexual harassment and how to report it.   Sexual harassment is defined as “unwanted conduct of a sexual nature”. It has the purpose or effect of violating the dignity of a worker, or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, […]

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    Department of Transport Announcement

    Today we have received information from the Freight Transport Association   The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced that it is going ahead with changes to operator licensing and an MOT exemption for alternatively-fuelled vans; this follows consultations in 2014 and 2017. The response confirms that the Department will proceed with removing the exemptions from […]

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    60% of Brits want work emails banned whilst on holiday

    2017 is over and now 2018 begins.  How many of us ‘switched off’ during our break and how many of us checked work emails before returning back to work on the 2nd January 2018? Oliverstravels.com have looked at a typical British worker and found that 50% of us try to switch off on holiday 56% […]

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    Self Assessment Help and Support

    HMRC has a variety of useful online support if you need help with your tax return. HMRC’s YouTube channel has a range of short videos on ‘Self Assessment’ covering topics such as:  Expenses if you’re self-employed  Paying your Self Assessment tax bill  Viewing your calculation For more information dip into the ‘business expenses for the self-employed’ e-learning […]

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  • Forum Christmas Hours and Bank Holidays

    There is no legal right to pay employees over public bank holidays. Employers can if they wish to do so, by counting it as part of the employee’s statutory annual leave. Over the Christmas and New Year period there are three public bank holidays in England and Wales. This year’s Christmas and New Year bank […]

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    Annual Leave and Sickness around Christmas

    With the run-up to Christmas, workplaces can be a stressful and busy time. This usually ends up with some employees taking a sick day or annual leave. By reading this blog we will help you as an employer, plan ahead with any holiday requests and sicknesses. Annual Leave As an organisation, you should have an […]

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    Forum Festive Facts

    Everyone loves reading an interesting fact, a humorous joke or something Christmassy, especially in the lead up to the big day and when there’s a sparkly, festive twist. At the Forum, we love Christmas and to celebrate we have created lots of fun and exciting festive facts for you. You’ll also find these interesting nuggets […]

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    House of Commons Recess Dates 2017 – 2018

    For information only as the exact dates of the recesses can change and can also be different for the two houses. State Opening: 21 June 2017 Recess Summer Conference November Christmas February Easter May Whitsun House Rises 20th July 2017 14th September 2017 7th November 2017 8th February 2018 29th March 2018 30th May 2018 […]

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About the Forum of Private Business
The Forum of Private Business is a not-for-profit comprehensive business support organisation founded in 1977. Our membership is spread throughout the UK and primarily made up of companies that employ between 1-50 employees, helping them to manage employees, saving time, giving advice, support and protection where a business needs it.

We are a recognised leading authority on business issues and represent the interests of business owners on many consultative bodies. We have built a solid reputation, being influential in many areas of policy-making, in changing laws that affect small businesses, and we continue to campaign for the fair treatment of businesses within the UK.

Business landscapes have certainly changed over the years and so too have the needs of our members. In order to stay relevant as a member based business support organisation we have evolved our support and services to meet our members’ requirements.
We are dedicated to providing our members with solid business advice, support and protection helping business owners to focus on profitability, growth and long-term business success.

Our dedicated 24/7 business support service enables Forum members to call up any time of the day or night to talk through their issue with a friendly advisor. This support service gives our members peace of mind which is important when you are running a business. Business owners do not have the time to know everything which is why Forum members have a big advantage over other businesses.

Everything we do is about making sure our members’ businesses operate profitably. This means that every penny we make goes back in to supporting our members, providing the support and resources that will enable a businesses to flourish and grow.

We are the Forum of Private Business, celebrating 40 years in business 1977-2017