Whether you're interested in the smaller business community, are planning to start a business or have an existing business, we have a package for you.
Our most popular package is FSB Business Essentials which includes a whole range of benefits and products designed to make your business fly
A suite of legal benefits including a dedicated helpline, bundled insurance products and a range of online information to keep your business safe. Plus a whole range of negotiated benefits to help save you money and win business.
Our Business Creation package is designed to make starting a business simpler, allowing you time to focus on what's important - making it a success.
Specialist company formation benefits, access to FSB networking, business banking and a range of products to help get you setup in business.
Joining FSB Connect is free and is a great way to be part of the FSB Community and have your voice heard.
You'll be able to access specialist networking events with like-minded members of the community and have your say in our Big Voice survey panel.
Whatever your circumstances, we have a package to suit you and your business. Click the button below to see which benefits are included in each package and start your FSB journey.
'Within a few weeks of joining we'd taken advantage of FSB’s Online Legal Documents. We started a graduate programme and access to these documents gave us an understanding of the legal side, and has helped us to create a number of processes and procedures.'
'When we first took on a member of staff, we used the online legal document template library. FSB does more important stuff than you think it does, there are lots of member benefits, probably more than we actually use.'
'Having somebody like FSB behind you is fantastic. There is a whole team behind the organisations, whatever is required: support, advice, finance, you know that you’re not alone, you’ve got FSB.'
We represent a diverse range of businesses from retailers to marketing agencies and just about everything in between. Take a look at more member stories and see how we could help your business fly.
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We offer three packages to suit your business needs. Joining FSB Connect is free, our Business Essentials package starts at £172.50 in the first year and our specialist Business Creation package has an introductory price of £99 in the first year.
Employment protection involves ensuring your business meets the legal requirements of employment law. It covers a number of areas from contracts, to wages to HR procedures.
These are all hugely important pieces of legislation that you need to manage your business safely and effectively. Having the right paperwork and policies in place ensures you adhere to legal requirements. This also ensures you benefit from assistance provided to help protect not only your staff, but your business too.
As an employer, you need to be able to provide a contract to each member of staff to ensure factors like acceptable levels of pay and good working conditions are evident across your business. The contract should also highlight procedures, such as health and safety, disciplinary and dismissal processes, which you have put in place.
Staff should be aware of these procedures and understand their role and how to adhere to them. This is commonly explained during a new staff member’s induction into a company. You can also conduct reviews with staff periodically to remind them of the importance of your policies and ensure they’re following them.
Having policies set out benefits your business primarily because it ensures you have the right legal documentation in place.
This should help to protect your business in the event of an employee complaining due to issues arising from a violation of one of more of these policies.
Sometimes polices aren’t enough in terms of employment protection. If an issue with an employee escalates, for instance, it may have to be taken to an employment tribunal. At this point, dealing with an issue becomes a legal dispute and you might need more specialised assistance to help rectify a complaint. This is where a business can benefit from HR legal advice.
In the event of a tribunal, it’s worth getting specialised legal assistance from solicitors with experience and proven track records in employment disputes.
Getting the right advice and guidance to navigate a claim can be vital in helping to protect yourself and your business.
FSB offers members access to a number of employment protection services, including:
To find out more about our employment protection services, visit our FSB Employment Protection page.
A wealth of important information and advice, available online in-case you face dismissal or discrimination claims and employment tribunals.
National Federation of Self Employed & Small Businesses LimitedSir Frank Whittle Way / Blackpool / FY4 2FE. National Federation of Self Employed & Small Businesses Limited (FSB) is registered in England, number 1263540