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 a fixed price of £129.
No matter the size of your business, once a year you need to deal with the tax man. You, and your accountant, if you have one, spend a lot of time getting all your paperwork in order, dotting i's and crossing t's to make sure you stay on the right side of HMRC.
Unfortunately, submitting your tax return is not necessarily always the end of the story. An HMRC investigation can happen to anyone, regardless of how thorough you are in your tax return. Investigations are routine for anyone registered for VAT or who has employees paid though PAYE, and as a small business you can expect an audit every 5 years on average.
The likelihood of a more serious investigation can increase based on several factors:
For a tax audit, you can expect a visit and HMRC will want to check your records. For an HMRC investigation, you will receive a letter asking for information. The letter will tell you whether a particular aspect or your full tax return is being investigated. The tax enquiry must usually start within 12 months after you filed the return.
A tax investigation can take several months, possibly longer, and can be complex. The additional stress of dealing with an HMRC investigation makes it worth taking specialist advice. There may be several requests for more information, including documents. Having tax protection service such as FSB Tax Investigation Protection can significantly reduce the stress and hassle of dealing with the investigation. Advice on how to deal with requests for information and documents, and dealing with as much as possible in writing will add additional protection.
A tax investigation from HMRC need not cause your business to grind to a halt. Having adequate HMRC investigation insurance can ease the burden and get you back to doing what you do best, running your business.
Tax advice & investigation protection from the FSB
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