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Professional HR solution from FSB

Am I doing the right thing when it comes to my employees?

The world of HR can be complicated – our members tell us it’s one of their big issues when running a business. Although you may think keeping things informal with your team keeps things simple, the opposite is true when it comes to employment law. Without clear contracts, terms of employment and documented HR procedures it’s very easy to find yourself in legal hot water.

It’s because of this that we developed benefits that are included in the cost of FSB membership to keep you and your business on the right side of the law.


Professional HR support you can trust - included in the cost of FSB Business Essentials membership




Unlimited use of our 24/7 helpline for answering even the smallest of HR related questions.

Instant access and comprehensive online document bank with templates, quick start guides and regular legal updates. 

Group insurance product to cover your costs should you be taken to an employment tribunal.

Things we help our members with on a daily basis with our online legal documents and 24/7 helpline:

  • Contracts of employment and zero hour contracts
  • Dismissals and letting go of short term staff
  • Disciplinary procedures/issues
  • Grievances and how to resolve them
  • Terms and conditions of employment
  • Employee confidentiality clauses
  • Employee maternity, paternity and adoptive leave procedure

FSB Business Essentials Membership includes many more benefits

In addition to our specialist HR support, as an FSB member you'll have access to a range of other benefits provided at no extra cost - these are listed below. Click the blue box to explore these benefits and see how we can help make your business fly. 

  • Employment Protection. Our employment law advice service is here to make your life easier with important information and guidance on employment legislation in the UK. As a member you will have on-demand employment legal advice, access to online legal documents and insurance protection, should you be taken to an employment tribunal, with cover up to £100,000 per claim. 

  • Tax Investigation Protection. Members have automatic access to our free tax advice helpline (IR35 legislation covered) and tax investigation insurance – protecting you if you’re selected for an HMRC investigation. Former tax Inspectors will represent you during any HMRC investigation who will liaise directly with your accountant as necessary.

  • Health and Safety Service. Access to the latest information on health and safety in the workplace, regularly updated by industry experts. You will be able to talk to industry experts through our advice line and benefit from the latest online training modules. 

  • Online Legal Documents. When you need online legal information, we’re the reliable source for factsheets and legal documents. Our one-stop-shop has over 200 factsheets and in excess of 500 legal documents to choose from, covering all the key legal, personnel, tax and health and safety issues that you might encounter when setting up and running your business.

  • FSB Resources. All FSB members have access to a login only FSB Resources section with factsheets, general business information and helpful guides for a range of industries.

  • FSB Business Banking. Specially designed to meet all your day-to-day needs, FSB Business Banking provided by The Co-operative Bank, lets you focus on the most important thing to you, your business.

  • FSB Insurance Service. FSB Insurance is the ‘go-to’ Insurance Broker for FSB members. Over the last 20 years, thousands of members have had their business insurance needs met.

  • Access to FSB Networking. You can attend events exclusively for FSB members all across the UK. Many events are free to attend and provide a fantastic platform for getting your business noticed.

  • FSB PR/Crisis Management. Our PR / Crisis Management advice service is here to make your life easier with important information and guidance from a public relations expert who can assist you in handling a crisis.

  • Lobbying on your behalf. We have been representing the interests of small businesses since 1974 and lobby at all levels of government from Westminster and Brussels. 

  • FSB Business Profiling. Every day, people use data to make decisions that affect your business. See what they see, in one place and get recommendations on how to improve key business metrics.

  • FSB Care. If the worst should happen and you’re diagnosed with a serious health condition, including stress or depression, we offer free access to a personal nurse adviser. They’ll provide you with practical information and emotional support.

  • FSB Cyber Protection. When it comes to cyber risk, FSB Cyber Protection is more important than ever with attacks and security breaches increasing in frequency and sophistication. FSB Cyber Protection gives you access to both a helpline and limited insurance, designed to support and protect your business at no extra cost.

  • FSB Debt Recovery. Whether it is consumer or commercial debt our complete solution gives you the opportunity to recover 100% of the money you are owed, even if the debtor based overseas. 

  • FSB Magazine - First Voice. Every quarter you'll receive a printed copy of First Voice, the official magazine of FSB. With news, features and member stories from across the country it's a must read for members.  

How much does FSB Business Essentials membership cost?

FSB Business Essentials membership costs as little as £142.50 per year plus a one-off £30 registration fee. The cost of your annual subscription will depend on how many employees you have and as the membership is personal, not business specific, it can be used with any businesses you're involved in.

Upon signing up you'll be sent your FSB welcome pack with information about how to access FSB's services, a digital or printed certificate for you to display, an FSB Member sticker and information on how to access FSB's website.

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Join FSB today

Our most popular package is FSB Business Essentials which includes a whole range of benefits and products designed to make your business fly. Join today from as little as £142.50 per year with a one-off £30 joining fee.

*Membership starts at £142.50 per annum for businesses with no employees, with a £30 registration fee payable for the first year only.