Our mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions. Established over 45 years ago, FSB is the UK’s largest grassroots business campaigning group, which ensures the voice of small businesses is heard at the highest levels across the UK. We are led by a team of our members for the benefit of all of our members. We're a proudly not-for-profit organisation with the best interests of our self-employed and small business members at the heart of everything we do.

Our subsidised membership offer through collaboration between FSB and the five city councils that make up Leeds City Region LEP has now ended. However you can still join FSB and access the full range of benefits and services membership offers at a discounted price.

Use code WESTYORKS30 when you sign up and we’ll waive the £30 joining fee meaning your first year costs from just £147.

Real people, real stories

Hear from new FSB member James Houtby, who set up his own travel business this year.

James shares how FSB membership is helping him to make the first steps in his business journey and prepare for the future, from attending networking events to accessing legal support.

It is great that so many business owners are joining and becoming part of the West Yorkshire FSB community. Many new members are now regulars at our weekly networking and making those all-important local contacts. The protection offered by FSB has been welcomed by new members, whether it is the legal helpline, the cyber protection or FSB Care.

Barney Mynott 

West Yorkshire Development Manager

What's included in FSB membership?

Once you become a member, you'll have access to the below benefits. Details of how to access each one will be in your FSB welcome pack.

FSB Tax Investigation Protection

Members have automatic access to comprehensive and free tax advice and tax investigation insurance - protecting you if you're selected for certain business related HMRC investigations.

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FSB Legal Protection Scheme

Our Legal Protection Scheme gives you and your business access to a wide range of legal and tax support – be it through our helplines, our online Legal Hub or our insurance protection.

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FSB 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 have access to round-the-clock legal advice on all employment issues, as well as insurance protection in the event you are taken to an employment tribunal.

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FSB Health and Safety Advice

Members have access to the latest information on health and safety in the workplace, written and regularly updated by industry experts. You will be able to talk to industry experts and benefit from the latest online training modules in key areas of health and safety.

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FSB Legal Hub

When you need online legal information, we're the reliable source for factsheets and in excess of 750 legal documents to choose from, covering key legal, HR, tax and health and safety issues that you might encounter when setting up and running your business.

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FSB Care

Your health and wellbeing is important. If the worst should happen and you become unwell with a serious physical or mental health condition, we offer free access to a personal nurse, an experienced Registered Mental or General Nurse.

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FSB Insurance Service

This unique offering is part owned by FSB and is the first company created by FSB, specifically for its members.

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FSB First Voice

First Voice is FSB's award-winning members’ magazine packed with valuable business advice for all small business owners - delivered free to your door each quarter.

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FSB Payments

Provided by Worldpay, the UK’s leading payments provider 1, FSB Payments can help you wherever you’re doing business – face-to-face, online, over the phone or by email.

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1 Worldpay is the UK’s No.1 payments processer by transactional volume, The Nilson Report, June 2018

FSB Funding Platform

FSB Funding Platform helps FSB members find the right business finance solution. You make one simple application and with 24/7 telephone support the service is simple and easy to use, saving you time and effort. 

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FSB Cash Advance

Access fast, flexible funding with no hidden repayment fees. Get funding tailored for your business and matched to your cash flow needs with FSB Cash Advance.

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FSB Debt Recovery

Our FSB Debt Recovery service will assist you in recovering the money owed to your business. It offers a bespoke range of guidance, template documents and letters, as well as 24/7 legal advice from qualified and experienced lawyers.

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FSB Workplace Pensions

A straightforward and cost-effective solution that is specifically designed to help small businesses ensure their pension scheme is fully compliant. It is also easy to add on a bespoke and fully supported payroll service.

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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.

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FSB Business Banking

Exclusive to FSB members, the FSB Business Current Account provided by The Co-operative Bank, gives you free everyday banking for the duration of your FSB membership. 

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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.

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Advice. Guidance. Support.

FSB membership means local support, networking, business benefits provided at no extra cost and a powerful voice heard in government. 

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Benefits

From on demand legal advice to customisable documents. Our benefits let you take control of your business.

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Terms and Conditions

Normal FSB membership terms apply, discount is subject to eligibility criteria and is limited to the first 1000 applicants. This offer is not available to existing FSB members and associate members.