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What is it?

The Trade Association Business Support Service offers members easy access to a service that can help you deal with key issues you may encounter in day-to-day business, i.e HR and employment matters, legal, health & safety plus tax and VAT.

It includes the following;

Advice line

Covering HR, employment law, legal, health & safety, tax and VAT

 

Website

Featuring a comprehensive library of employment, legal and health & safety documents

 
Insurance

Comprehensive legal expenses insurance cover for employment disputes, tax investigations, property disputes, debt recovery and more.

How do I access this service?

It’s easy – you can phone the advice line via a dedicated phone line. You can find a link to the website on your trade associations website. You will need a set of login details to download documents.

Are there any restrictions?

No – members have unlimited access to the advice lines. In other words you can call as many times and for as long as you need to. There is also no restriction on web access.*

What does it cost?

Nothing – access to the Trade Association Business Support Service is included in your membership fee so you have nothing extra to pay.

What can I use it for?

Questions and issues – this service is not just a crisis management tool. Whilst it will help you deal with unforeseen issues that may arise in the course of business it is also available to answer any questions you may have. So it can help you manage your business in a proactive way.

Who is it for?

Everyone – the Trade Association Business Support Service is for ALL members, regardless of the number of staff employed. It exists to help protect every member from the many threats facing them in the areas of employment law, health & safety, legal and tax and also to help members develop their business.

How can the service help me?

In many ways – the following pages outline up to 10 ways which the Trade Association Business Support Service is important for you. The needs of a sole trader, a small business, a medium business and a large company may be different, but this service can help them all!

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Sole Trader

10 Good Reasons

Here are 10 elements of the Trade Association Business Support service that could be very relevant for a sole trader and 10 good reasons why you should use it to help manage your business.

Legal advice

Access to advice on any legal matter affecting your business including contract disputes, licence protection and more

Debt recovery

Advice on your rights and what you can do to help get money from clients who are slow at settling your invoices

Tax advice

Access to advice to ensure that you are compliant and to help you deal with any HMRC enquiries

Health & safety advice

Access to advice on a wide range of health & safety issues, including start up, risk assessments, fire safety and more.

Landlord issues

If you are having any issues with your landlord you can access all the advice you need to get the resolution you need

Client disputes

Access to advice to help you deal with any disputes with your clients.

Employment Law

If you are ever considering employing or working with someone you can access the advice and documents you need

Legal documents

The document library features over 700 downloadable business documents including contracts for services and more

Health & safety documents

Documents include Getting Started in H&S, developing a policy, risk assessments and more

Insurance

Comprehensive legal expenses insurance cover for employment disputes, tax investigations, property disputes, debt recovery and more

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Small Business

10 Good Reasons

Here are 10 elements of the Trade Association Business Support Service that could be very relevant for a small business and 10 good reasons why you should use it to help manage your business.

Employment law / HR advice

Advice to help with a wide range of subjects including absenteeism, disputes, recruitment, annual leave, legislation plus a HR health check

 

Legal advice

Advice on any business legal matter including contracts, company law, property, directors or client disputes

Debt recovery

Advice on your rights and what you can do to help get money from customers who fail to pay your invoices on time

Health & safety

Access to advice on any health & safety matter including risk assessments, first aid, fire safety, policies and documents

Tax and VAT

Advice on tax or VAT matters including HMRC investigations, property income, VAT registration, exemptions and more

Employment documents

A bank of hundreds of employment documents covering everything from recruitment to employee exit

 
Contracts and handbooks

Access to documents that you can use to create your own contracts of employment and employee handbook

Health & safety documents

Access to over 250 documents covering risk assessments, policies, regulations plus a H&S gap analysis

Legal documents

Access to over 200 business legal documents such as checklists, documents covering online trading, intellectual property, partnerships

Insurance

Comprehensive legal expenses insurance cover for employment disputes, tax investigations, property disputes, debt recovery and more

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Medium Sized Business

10 Good Reasons

Here are 10 elements of the Trade Association Business Support Services that could be relevant for a medium sized business and 10 good reasons why you should use it to manage your business.the

Employment law / HR advice

Access to advice on all related matters including discipline & grievance, apprentices, national living wage and much more

Legal advice

Advice on any business legal matter including contract disputes, debt recovery, commercial law, data protection

Health & safety advice

Advice on any health & safety matter such as compliance, training, hazardous substances, fire safety

Tax advice

Access to advice on any tax related issue including benefits in kind, corporation tax, capital gains tax, HMRC enquiries

VAT advice

Advice on any VAT matter including VAT registration, exemptions, VAT on land and property

Employment documents

A comprehensive range of employment documents covering everything from employee recruitment to exit

Legal documents

Over 200 business legal checklists and documents including company law, intellectual property, contract for services

Health & safety documents

Over 200 health & safety documents covering manual handling, equipment & vehicles, vulnerable groups etc.

Enhanced services

If the core service does not meet your specific needs a range of enhanced services are available at exclusive rates

Insurance

Comprehensive legal expenses insurance cover for employment disputes, tax investigations, property disputes, debt recovery and more

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Large Companies

6 Good Reasons

Here are some elements of the Trade Association Business Support Service that could be relevant for a large company and six good reasons why you should use it.the association

Employment law / HR advice

In the complex world of employment law and HR the advice line enables you to sense check that you are doing the right thing.

Legal advice

The legal advice line is also often used for sense checking that the company position is correct.

Document library

A resource with over 750 template documents that you can use to keep your own documents up to date

Information

The website features news and changes in legislation to help you keep up to date

Specialist services

If you need help with complex cases then the enhanced services can help you with things such as TUPE or difficult disciplinary issues

Insurance

Comprehensive legal expenses insurance cover for employment disputes, tax investigations, property disputes, debt recovery and more.

For more information on this service or to enquire about memebrship, please contact us on enquries@ga-uk.otg

 

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