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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 […]

Steve Rigby, Co-CEO Rigby Group joins Family Business UK Board

August 2, 2023

Steve Rigby, Co-CEO Rigby Group joins Family Business UK Board We are delighted to announce the appointment of prominent Midlands and UK Family business leader Steve Rigby of Rigby Group plc to the Board of Family Business UK. Steve is responsible for leading strategy, finance & investments for the family in both the private and public markets, and has […]

Family businesses have a leading role in shaping a successful future for the UK

July 3, 2023

Neil Davy, Chief Executive of Family Business UK Over the past few years, we’ve seen extraordinary political change. In my brief time as Chief Executive of the Institute for Family Business, the UK has witnessed four Chancellors, three Prime Ministers, and two Monarchs. This unprecedented amount of disruption and uncertainty has continued across the business […]

‘A new vision for the UK Economy’: IFB relaunches as Family Business UK to strengthen ecosystem of support for family businesses across Britain

Family Business UK is a growing movement of family firms seeking to advocate for a stronger role and voice of family businesses whilst providing support to the sector at all levels. The organisation will promote the role of the family business model as a leading example of sustainable and responsible business, working to shift the […]

Business community must rediscover purpose in wake of CBI affair

Sir James Wates, Chair of Family Business UK The events of the past few months have shown clearly that groups representing British industry cannot take their influence and status at the top table for granted. Although the narrative surrounding the CBI’s struggles has focused on safeguarding of staff, I would argue that the cautionary tale […]

Spring Budget 2023: What Does It Mean For Family Firms?

March 15, 2023

Jeremy Hunt’s announcements focused on “the 4 Es – Enterprise, Employment, Education, Everywhere”. This article includes a summary of the key announcements for family firms, including information on some upcoming reviews and future policies.