Forum Membership is complete Advice, Support & Protection for your business and is available 24/7 in conjunction with our legal representative.

Whether you are a sole trader, partnership or a limited company, you can count on the Forum as a trusted business partner to give your business the right advice, support and protection to help grow your business.

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All businesses have legal responsibilities with running a business, and falling foul of them can be costly. From 6th April 2017 limits on employment tribunal compensation increased, meaning a finding of an unfair dismissal case could cost even more to an employer. This is now an average of £14,670 per claim. Unfair dismissal, health and safety and tax investigations affect many businesses and with a Forum membership, your business would be protected***

Having access to practical, jargon-free, expert advice 24/7 will help to keep you on the right side of the law and if the worst does happen, comprehensive legal expenses insurance that is included within the Forum Membership covers the cost of defending claims in key areas such as employment disputes, health and safety and tax investigations.

Whatever your business issue is we will be able to help you as long as the advice that we give you is followed.

And, we don’t just cover you as an individual business owner we cover your business as a whole. (Note: advice for employment disputes is only available with Forum membership of 1+ employees)

✓ Unlimited 24/7 helpline for members

✓ Legal expenses insurance up to £50,000 per section cover

✓ Director & Officers insurance included protecting personal assets

✓ Customisable templates

✓ Savings for members on commercial and personal insurance

✓ Pensions auto-enrolment guidance & portal


✓ 30 days FREE access to Cyber Risk Management Tool

✓ 30 days FREE access to PR Management Tool

✓ Discounted company registration services 

✓ Discounted utilities and green buying advice

✓ Finance and Pension-led funding options

✓ Debit and Credit Card Processing exclusive rates

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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

Grow your business with the right advice and resources 

We believe that businesses that seek advice are more likely to succeed and become a successful business.With a Forum Membership or a Forum Business Start up Membership your business will have access to a team of experienced business advisors and Forum partners that will be able to share their knowledge, support and advice in some of the most complex of situations you may come across in business.
As a member of the Forum, our advisors are on hand to provide practical help and advice when you need it. You will have access to the right expertise you need to take your business forward. We can help you to access finance and reduce costs to increase your profitability, freeing up your time to focus on the growth and profitability of your business.

Have you got a burning issue you want to have your say on? You can as a member of the Forum

With over 40 years of Forum history as the democratic voice for small businesses, we regularly ask for members views and we do this via our member surveys which can be found in the members own members area.  There are regular surveys to get involved with throughout the year and we use the results of these to lobby MPs on your behalf and affect real change. The Forum have opportunities to use the views of our members talking directly to the people who can make a difference.
We have helped many businesses over our 40-year history and continue to do so. We are the voice of our members and we get your opinions heard by policy-makers, big businesses and banks, regularly featuring members’ stories into the media too. Read some of our most recent survey analysis here.
Thinking of becoming a member, but have a couple of questions? Ask our Membership Team: