Metro Bank Provides Helping Hand to SME’s with the Forum of Private Business

Metro Bank Provides Helping Hand to SME’s with the Forum of Private Business

Metro Bank, the revolution in British banking, has today announced that it has teamed up with the Forum of Private Business to provide its business customers with access to the Forum’s wealth of bespoke resources. The collaboration will allow the bank’s fast-growing number of business banking customers access to the Forum’s advice service, equipping them […]

Pension Auto-Enrolment

Pension Auto-Enrolment

We want to stress how important this message is for members and non-members with reference to Pension Auto-enrolment Please don’t ignore any letters that you may receive from The Pensions Regulator, especially Compliance Notice’s as these usually relate to fines and penalties and these will simply not go away until they are dealt with. Penalties can […]

Forum Christmas Hours and Bank Holidays

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 […]

Budget 2017 Response for Our Members

Budget 2017 Response for Our Members

  The Forum of Private Business is voicing disappointment at the Chancellor’s lack of support for small businesses in today’s Budget. Having campaigned for a greater understanding by Government of the value of the SME sector, lobbied for relief for high street businesses from draconian business rates, and having pushed for greater incentivisation for investors […]

The Forum sets out its Election agenda to support business growth

The Forum sets out its Election agenda to support business growth

The Forum of Private Business is encouraging the future government to create conditions for an increase in business performance and productivity both in UK trading and exporting overseas. The Forum support business growth for our members and we are encouraging the future government to create conditions for an increase in business performance and productivity both […]