Membership benefits from our affiliation
with Glasgow Chamber of Commerce
Our affiliation with Glasgow
Chamber of Commerce gives us access to the full range of services
provided by the Glasgow Chamber. The full package of membership
benefits that will be available to every member is as follows:
Legal Advice Scheme
Legal advice helpline covering a multitude of business issues. Backed by
£65,000 legal fees insurance cover.
BSI Publications - 10% discount to members, Credit Checks and Credit
Business Skills Courses, Management Development Programmes, Customised
Training and our popular series of short, sharp 'How To ... ...' Workshops.
Cost Saving Affinity Schemes
Exclusive to Members – saving you money on health care, discounted AA
membership, legal advice scheme.
Events and Seminars
Business-focused and Networking Events - various exciting venues and topics
covering Breakfasts, Lunches and Evenings; The Glasgow Business Awards;
Annual Golf Tournament; Business Information Seminars; Policy and Issues
business engagement 'Glasgow Talks ...' events.
Bi-monthly edition of the Chamber’s business magazine - Glasgow Business -
with relevant business issues and articles.
Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Desk Diary and Directory with membership listing
- for members.
Scottish Chambers of Commerce National Directory containing around 8000
company names with up to three free entries for your company.
Certificates of Origin, Invoices, International Import Certificates, EUR1
and ATR Movement Certificates and Carnets.
You can visit the Glasgow Chamber of
Commerce website here: www.glasgowchamberonline.org to
see the full details of the benefits package. Key among them is the LEGAL
FEES INSURANCE COVER. Your business will have access to up to £65,000 worth
of professional fees each year to cover:
Employment Disputes – The cost of
defending actions brought by employees including unfair dismissal &
Employment Awards – Covers the
employment tribunal compensation award in the event of failure in your
Prosecution Defence – Cost of defending
a prosecution for an offence relating to your business activities
including the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.
Tax, VAT, PAYE and NIC Investigations –
Cover is provided to pay professional fees resulting from in depth
License Protection – Where your
business is dependent on holding a statutory license in order to trade,
cover is provided for appeal costs where the license is at threat.
Data Protection Act – Cost of defending
civil proceedings bought against your business under the Data Protection
Property Legal Protection – Enables
your business to pursue legal rights arising from negligent acts of others
affecting your property.
Landlord Disputes – Representing your
interests in disputes with landlords over the business lease or tenancy
Several of our members have experienced
the horror of a tax investigation – often instigated at random by Inland
Revenue. Such investigations can incur huge costs in both legal fees and
accountancy work, and are becoming more regular. One of our members has
experience of being the subject of an Inland Revenue investigation, and
despite being found completely innocent, was left with a £16,000
accountant’s bill for proving it! The Chamber’s insurance cover will give
you the peace of mind that should the same happen to you, you will be
covered for these expenses.
In addition to this, the cover also
includes your expenses in relation to employment tribunals, landlord
disputes, licence protection and more. Getting this cover through the buying
power of Chamber membership is much cheaper than purchasing directly from in
insurance company – tax investigation cover alone can cost £160 on the open
market, without all the additional legal cover we can offer.