StartUp benefits of membership
As a new business, you are busy doing what you do best – so let the Chamber help with essential services to develop, protect your business and keep the cash flowing.
Legal Advice Line
The Legal Advice Line is confidential, free and unlimited and open 24/7.
This service saves you money on legal fees and time and allows you to understand your legal position before taking any action.
- Legal topics include:
- Legal disputes
- Contract disputes
- Commercial law
- Company law
- Director’s disputes
- Data protection
- Collecting debts
- Small claims court procedures
- Landlord or tenant issues
- Legal advice website
The website is a fantastic knowledge hub and includes a Document Library with almost 800 free downloadable template documents covering employment, health & safety and legal services.
Tax Advice Line
Unsure how recent VAT changes affect your tax return or think you may have made a mistake, but too scared to ask the tax office?
Talk in confidence about tax and your business available 365 days a year. The lines are manned by very experienced advisors who can answer any questions you may have or help resolve issues
- Tax issues covered include:
- Treatment of benefits in kind
- Corporation tax calculations
- Liabilities to capital gains tax
- Property income and expenses
- Residency status
- Remittance based on foreign income
- Stamp duty land tax liabilities
- Travel and subsistence costs
- Inheritance tax and estates
- HMRC enquiries/investigations
Free debt recovery on invoices up to £3,000
It’s not easy getting paid on time for the work you do, but your business is dependent on cash. Sometimes the smaller, older debts seem like too much hassle to chase and it can be tempting to write them off.
With the free Debt Recovery service, all the stress, time and hassle is taken care of by our debt recovery specialists, leaving you the time to get on with your business.
Debts of up to the value of £3000* can be recovered for free. Recovering outstanding debt and managing your credit will improve your cash flow, reduce late payments and mitigate bad debt.
*only applicable for business-to-business debts
For amounts recovered over £3000 a rate of 2% of the invoice value is charged to you and the debtor is charged the remainder of the fees (as per the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998).