Funded legal support package

Need help with HR, health and safety, commercial contracts or tax? Hertfordshire businesses with fewer than 50 employees can access a year of free legal advice through funded membership to either Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce or the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) which includes including a 24/7 legal helpline, legal documents, templates and policies available online.

Hertfordshire Growth Hub have launched a business legal support initiative, partnering with Better Business for All (BBfA), to offer continued support to Hertfordshire businesses through the COVID-19 crisis, and boost their resilience.

Businesses with fewer than 50 employees can receive free legal advice through membership to either Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce or the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), dependent on their number of employees. Eligible businesses that make successful applications will receive a years’ free access to membership support which covers:

•    24/7 access to a legal advice line including HR advice, health and safety, commercial contracts and tax advice,
•    Legal documents, templates and policies available online,
•    And many more membership benefits.

This will be useful for business managers who have legal questions about COVID-19 and their employees, such as:

•    Working safely and attending the workplace,
•    Vaccinations and testing,
•    Sick pay and self- isolation,
•    Furlough,
•    Mental Health and Wellbeing.

The benefits to your business include:

•    24/7 access to legal support – to resolve queries as quickly as possible.
•    Staff retention - helps employers to solve employee/employer grievances quicker and to avoid tribunals.
•    Provides confidence for employers to communicate effectively with their employees on the various areas of law relating to COVID-19.
•    Saves time and money, which ultimately supports business survival and the economy.
•    Supports wellbeing and mental health of staff.

Please note, eligibility criteria applies, and the membership offered will be based on employee numbers. Funding is available for approximately 200 businesses on a first come first served basis.

Find out more and apply now through the Hertfordshire Growth Hub