Any business no matter the size will have business problems.  As a member of the Forum of Private Business, we can help you with business issues from employment law and tax investigations to tribunal queries to health and safety we have got you covered.

The Forum is committed to ensuring you and your business are well equipped to deal with the ever changing legislation, financial stresses and daily challenges which come with running a business. Membership covers not just the owner of the business but the whole organisation. Businesses today all have a legal responsibility to comply with, and falling foul of wrong doing can be costly.

Employment tribunal compensation awards are increased each year in line with inflation and in 2016 compensation awards increased 2%. From April 2017 employment cases where the effective date of termination falls on or after 6th April 2017, the statutory cap on the compensatory award for unfair dismissal will rise from £78,962 to £80,541.

The maximum amount of weeks pay rises from £479 to £489 which means the statutory maximum redundant payment and basic award for unfair dismissal cases is now £14,670.

You will have access to:

  • Free downloadable HR, credit control and health and safety templates to use in your own business day to day.
  • Business resources of free to download guides from Marketing to PR to Employment and How to mini guides.
  • You will be entitled to 30 days free online use of our cyber risk tool and PR tool.

Forum membership will give your business the advice, support and protection you need as a business owner. Our members are important to us and will give you complete protection at your fingertips from just as little as £99* per month.  Join us today.

As a member, you can become involved and have your say about government, legislation and red tape issues.  Each quarter we will place a questionnaire within our member's area for you to complete.  Having your say on the issues that matter will help the Forum to promote best practices with government and to give evidence at committees, consultation papers and quotes for our social and PR platforms.

The Forum has a 40-year history as the democratic voice for small businesses, something that today still remains at the heart of what we do.  It is becoming increasingly clear that government bodies, ministers and MP’s do not fully understand how small businesses work and we, therefore, would like to try and help the government get closer to businesses and ask them to understand the needs small businesses require in order to work profitability.

The Forum of Private Business is encouraging the UK to Get Britain Trading and you can become part of this campaign.

Note: Content is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. It is recommended that specific professional advice is sought before acting on any of the information given.

To join the Forum online today select the number of employees within your business from the table below and follow the instructions.

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* Membership pricing displayed is exclusive of VAT and will be added at checkout. Forum Start-up Membership of £99 per annum is limited to a start-up business in their initial first 3 years of trading. Forum membership price will become applicable at the end of the 3rd year or if you employ an employee, whichever comes first. Forum membership is available for established businesses. Full T&C's apply which can be found here
** Annual membership covers all directors/principles; there are no hidden costs or fees
*** you must contact the member helpline before acting in any situation which might result in a tribunal to ensure your business is covered by our legal expenses insurance

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