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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 […]

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 Business Week 2023 to Focus on “Future Leaders”

July 28, 2023

Following two successful campaigns in 2021 and 2022, we are delighted to share that Family Business Week will return in 2023. This year, from the 20th to the 24th November, we will celebrate ‘Future Leaders’.  And we are calling on family businesses to help us champion the next generation of leaders. Running for the first […]

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 […]

Family businesses flock to Glasgow for landmark business event

June 12, 2023

Hundreds of family businesses will gather this week as the annual IFB National Family Business Conference, which kicks off on 14 June, comes to Glasgow for the first time The three-day event will see family firms of all sizes and from every sector within the UK meet up to discuss the future of the family […]