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The essential subscription for your business

Join FSB From £177 in the first year

As experts in business, we offer our members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Our mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions. We are a not-for-profit organisation, led by a team of our members, which exists to serve the small business community across the UK.


Included in Business Essentials Membership at no extra cost


From day one of your membership you'll have automatic access to the below benefits. Details of how to access each one will be in your FSB welcome pack.

  • 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. 

  • Legal Hub. 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. Account subject to status.

  • FSB Insurance Service. FSB Insurance is the ‘go-to’ Insurance Broker for FSB members.

  • 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 Continuity. Members are automatically entitled to a free Business Continuity Report. This will help you decide how to protect your business should the worst happen.

  • 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.  

Plus exclusive rates, discounts and offers on a range of business essentials

With thousands of members joining FSB each month we have strong buying power with a range of suppliers. Whether your looking at funding options or confused about workplace pensions, our specially selected service providers will ensure you get the best advice and a great deal. 

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  • Cash Advance
  • Workplace Pensions
  • Mobile/Card Payment Terminals
  • Funding Platform

 How much does FSB Business Essentials membership cost?

FSB Business Essentials membership costs as little as £147 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 receive 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.

Join today

Whether you're a sole trader working from home or employ multiple staff in an industrial premises, we've designed membership to be easy to access and most importantly relevant to you and your circumstances. 

We're not for profit, managed by a board of our members and thousands of businesses benefit from our support each month.

If you're interested in joining FSB take a look at the options below.

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FSB Business Essentials

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 £147 per year with a one-off £30 joining fee.

*Membership starts at £147 per annum for businesses with no employees, with a £30 registration fee payable for the first year only.