The FSB is non-profit making and non-party political
The Federation of Small Businesses is the UK's largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms. Formed in 1974, it now has 215,000 members across 33 regions and 230 branches.
The FSB lobbying arm - led by the Westminster Press and Parliamentary office - applies pressure on MPs, Government and Whitehall and puts the FSB viewpoint over to the media. The FSB also has Press and Parliamentary Offices in Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast to lobby the devolved assemblies. Policy Managers work alongside Regional Development Agencies to further FSB influence at a regional level.
In addition, Member Services is committed to delivering a wide range of high quality, good value business services to members of the FSB. These services will be subject to continuing review and will represent a positive enhancement to the benefit of membership of the Leading Business Organisation in the UK.
A community that recognises, values and adequately rewards the endeavours of those who are self employed and small business owners within the UK
FSB Mission Statement
To be and remain the largest and most effective organisation promoting and protecting the interests of the self employed and small business owners within the UK.
FSB Principal Objectives To Achieve The Mission Statement
- To recruit continuously at a high level
- To retain as many members as possible
- To promote the interests of members
- To protect members' business
- To publicise the benefits of self-employed and business ownership
- To identify the continuously changing needs of members
The Federation of Small Businesses is the trading name of the National Federation of Self Employed and Small Businesses Limited. FSB registered office is Sir Frank Whittle Way, Blackpool Business Park, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 2FE. FSB company number is 1263540 and FSB Data Protection Act registration number is Z7356876. FSB are a non-profit making organisation and have registered with the Information Commissioner on a voluntary basis.
The FSB have two associated companies, FSB (Member Services) Limited (company number 02875304 and Data Protection Act registration number Z7356601) and NFSE Sales Limited (company number 01222258 and Data Protection Act registration number Z7315310).
Contacting the FSB
Questions about FSB Privacy Statement can be addressed to the "Data Protection Controller" at the FSB address above.
What the FSB do
The FSB exists to serve the interests of its Members and our core objectives are set out in their Memorandum and Articles of Association. FSB Member Services Ltd is party to a contract with Warren Hill (Insurance Brokers) and NFSE Sales Limited produces the FSB's journal, First Voice. NFSE Sales Limited also acts as a reseller of selected merchandise and products.
The Data Protection Act 1998
The Data Protection Act 1998 regulates the processing of personal data. Organisations like the FSB process personal data on a daily basis. The Act requires the FSB to give information about their data processing activities and how they deal with the information that they hold.
Personal data are defined as any information relating to a living individual from which he or she can be identified (such as a person's name, address or date of birth).
The personal data that the FSB collect consists mainly of Members' names, addresses and contact details and any other information necessary for them to be of service to their Members, including the necessary financial information required to maintain subscriptions and provide the facilities that their Members require.
FSB Data processing
Personal information is held on their database, in back-up form and in archive form. Hard copies of information on their database are occasionally made where necessary to provide their services. Photocopies may occasionally be made of manual records. FSB Regions maintain Membership lists.
Access to the FSB database is restricted through the use of passwords. Records may be retrieved, consulted, adapted, modified, copied or deleted from time to time. The FSB will endeavour to take all reasonable steps to keep all data accurate and up to date but rely upon their Members to inform them of any material changes
Membership data is shared between FSB Regions and the subsidiary companies and only with third parties and professional advisers where it is necessary to do so for the purpose of the provision of their services and the good administration of the FSB.
FSB Information may be disclosed to approved third parties for marketing purposes. If you would prefer not to receive marketing information please contact FSB.
FSB will maintain confidentiality in your information even after your Membership has ceased and aside from the categories already mentioned your information will not be disclosed to anyone else except where we are legally compelled to do so, where there is a duty to the public to disclose, where disclosure is necessary to protect the FSB's interests or where the disclosure is made with your consent or at your request.
On payment of a statutory fee of 10 pounds, you have the right to be informed of the information that the FSB hold on you within 40 days. You also have the right to request that all inaccuracies be amended. All enquiries should be addressed to the "Data Protection Controller" at their Blackpool address.
OZ-UK fully support the FSB in backing small and medium size business' like ourselves, so that together our little voice can be a big SHOUT!
Never in the history of commerce has this been quite so important as right now! If we are to survive and prosper in the current climate we need to have our voices heard & our corner defended!