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Family Business UK Spring Budget Submission 2024

February 27, 2024

In the UK, we are sitting on an enormous resource of entrepreneurialism in the form of our family business sector. Family businesses make up 90 per cent of the UK’s total private sector firms, employing 14 million people and contributing over £200 billion through tax receipts each year alone. Now more than ever, the Prime […]

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Family Business UK Joins New Small Business Council

February 22, 2024

Family Business UK attended the first meeting of the new Small Business Council in Downing Street today, as the Government looks to remove barriers to growth faced by SMEs. Chaired by Small Business Minister, Kevin Hollinrake, the Council will work alongside the PM’s Business Council to tackle the key issues facing smaller firms. The Council […]

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FBUK Launch 2024 Programme of Family Business Masterclasses

February 20, 2024

Following on from the successful Autumn 2023 launch of Family Business UK’s expert-led Masterclasses, we are delighted to announce our expanded 2024 programme of Masterclasses for family business. The FBUK Masterclass programme is a series of comprehensive, family business focussed one-day courses designed to support family business owners, family members, operational directors, shareholders, non-family executives […]

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Next Generation (NxG) in Family Business Retreat Launched by FBUK

January 17, 2024

Family Business UK are delighted to launch a bespoke, workshop-based, Next Generation residential retreat exclusively for Next Gen’s working in a named family business. The Next generation in family business retreat, taking place on the 22nd March 2024, will provide you with expert support, and targeted professional development, to help you clarify your personal “why”. […]

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Family Business Discussed at Number 10 Meeting

December 21, 2023

At a recent meeting with Business Minister Kevin Hollinrake and the Prime Minister’s Business Adviser Franck Petitgas, key issues of interest to family businesses were discussed at length in Downing Street. The meeting followed a joint letter from Family Business UK, Federation of Small Businesses, Employee Ownership Association, IPSE and Small Business Britain calling on […]

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Opening Keynote Announced for FBUK Annual Conference 2024 – The Faces of Family Business

December 5, 2023

Family Business UK’s Annual Conference for 2024 – The Faces of Family Business – is now open for registrations. Taking place in London from the 5th to 7th June 2024, the Conference will focus on how family businesses can harness the power of people to help create and sustain competitive advantage. One of the unique […]

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 […]