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It has become so complicated to run a small business now that you need to have the backup facilities of a large company. I have my business to run, I don’t have time to become an accountant, a PAYE expert and a fire officer! It’s a comfort to know.

  • Replace a lost, stolen or damaged MOT certificate

    DVSA has launched a new free service to allow motorists to replace a lost, stolen or damaged MOT certificate. The service can be used to get MOT certificate copies for cars, vans and motorcycles. Copies for lorries, buses and coaches will be available later in 2019. What you need The service can be found here. […]

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    Time to put your records in order

    It isn’t easy finding the time to put your records in order or sort out your business expenses. We can help with this selection of online support. The following live webinars are interactive. Simply ask your questions using the on-screen text box. Record keeping for the self-employed: Whether you use traditional or cash basis accounting methods, […]

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    Statutory Sick Pay Facts

    As long as the employee qualifies, the employee will be entitled to 28 weeks of sick pay. To qualify, the employee will need to meet the following criteria: Have an employment contract Have done some work under their contract Have been sick for 4 or more days in a row (including non-working days)- known as […]

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    Fee for Intervention (FFI) rate increase – 6th April 2019

    Please be advised that HSE’s cost recovery rate for Fee for Intervention (FFI) will increase to £154 per hour with effect from 6th April 2019. This means that businesses that are found to be in material breach of health and safety law will be charged at this new rate. As now, those businesses that meet […]

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  • Raising a Grievance at Work

    Grievances are concerns, problems or complaints raised by a staff member with management. Anybody may at some time have problems or concerns with their working conditions or relationships with colleagues that they wish to raise. Key points Employees should let the employer know the nature of the grievance and issues promptly. The employer and line […]

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    A payslip is what employers give to their workers to show them what they have earned and what has been deducted from their pay. They can also be known as wage slips and itemised pay statements. All employees must get payslips and from April 2019, all workers must get payslips. This includes agency workers, who […]

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    £250bn in pension pots could fuel older entrepreneurship

    Olderpreneurs access almost £1.5bn from pension pots to fund new ventures since the introduction of Pension Freedoms… The UK’s two million small business owners aged over 50 (termed Olderpreneurs) could access more than £250bn[1] from their pension pots to fund growth in their businesses, according to analysis out today (4th April 2019). Just before the […]

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    Cyber Security

    Problems with cyber breaches are not just confined to big businesses and they can have serious and detrimental effects on smaller businesses as well. All businesses regardless of their size, now rely on systems that are based on technology, sole traders and micro businesses may have a single desktop or laptop computer, small and medium-sized […]

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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