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 […]

News Night Election Comments

News Night Election Comments

Confirming what the Forum of Private Business has felt about the current government’s lack of understanding of business and small business, in particular, last nights, Newsnight had interviews about Theresa May from two of her old colleagues. Following on from the TV programme News Night that was aired last night, below are the comments made from two of […]