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Family Business UK Responds to the Autumn Statement

November 22, 2023

Fiona Graham, Director of External Affairs and Policy at Family Business UK said; “The Chancellor and Prime Minister have this week both been talking about making decisions for the long-term.  And while there was good news for business in the statement around full expensing, there is still much more to be done”. “The full expensing […]

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How to Show your Support for The Family Business UK 2024 Manifesto

November 15, 2023

The Family Business UK Manifesto: Taking the Long-Term View, Policies to Unleash the Potential of the UK Family Business sector. Ahead of the upcoming General Election this manifesto represents our offer to policymakers, informed by the UK’s family business community and their everyday experience of doing business. These cover what we see as the big […]

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Senior business leaders back the launch of the Family Business UK Manifesto

November 14, 2023

The Family Business UK Manifesto – Taking the Long-Term View which lists “policies to unleash the potential of the UK family business sector” has received support from business leaders from Rigby Group, Samworth Brothers, Wates Group and ARCO, amongst others. Published today, the Manifesto sets out a list of key policy recommendations that can provide […]

New Research Reveals How Much Family Firms Contribute in Tax

October 30, 2023

Family businesses generated more than a quarter of the UK tax bill in 2021, new research can reveal. The research published today by the Family Business Research Foundation and PwC UK reveals how much the UK’s family businesses are contributing in tax receipts. This is the first report of its kind, exploring in depth the […]

FBUK Response to reports Labour intend to scrap Inheritance Tax Business Relief

September 28, 2023

Responding to reports Labour intend to scrap Inheritance Tax Business Relief, Neil Davy, CEO of Family Business UK, said: “Such a move would quite simply have a catastrophic impact on the family business sector, which employs 14 million people in the UK”. “Business Property Relief (BPR) – now known as Business Relief – was specifically […]

PM’s Business Council Must Represent All Businesses

August 29, 2023

Family Business UK, along with four other business organisations, has called on the Prime Minister to expand his new Business Council to ensure it better represents the UK business community. In a joint letter Family Business UK, the Federation of Small Businesses, IPSE, Small Business Britain and the Employee Ownership Association said the new Business […]

Family Business Debated in Parliament

December 20, 2022

To celebrate a second successful Family Business Week, on 20th December MPs from across the House debated the contribution of family businesses to the UK economy and to communities throughout the UK in Westminster Hall. The debate, which was secured by APPG for Family Business Chair John Stevenson MP, saw MPs highlight businesses from their […]

PM meets family businesses to discuss economic recovery

February 26, 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday applauded the crucial role that family businesses have to play in the economic recovery from COVID-19, and beyond. Hosting an exclusive roundtable for family businesses, representing a variety of  sectors, the Prime Minister and Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng heard how family businesses have been responding to the pandemic, and the essential […]